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After 2014 wildfires, GNWT is more prepared

Scientists, academics and members from multiple government departments, federal and territorial, convened in Yellowknife on March 6, to discuss the outcome of a wildfire research partnership. The results are the sum of the “thousands of hours” of collaborative research between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), multiple universities and National Aeronautics and Space...

New water bombers arrive

Ahead of what could be a ‘very difficult’ forest fire season, the territorial government has some new fire-fighting equipment. Eight new Air Tractor 802A FireBoss amphibious water bomber aircraft have arrived in the territory over the past several weeks. The aircraft, at about $3.5 million each, replace four GNWT-owned CL-215 planes that will be sold...