The GNWT is engaging the public on the naming of three government buildings in the NWT, including the New Government Building on 49th street, from now until March 15.
The 6,000 square metre building, which opened it’s doors in 2015, houses several territorial government functions, including driving services and Health and Social Services offices.
Yellowknife residents can use the territorial government’s online form to submit their ideas which will be reviewed by the NWT Honours Advisory council and approved by the Executive Council.
There are guidelines for submissions including that the name reflects historical, cultural and geographic significance to the NWT.
The building can also be named after a deceased person who has made contributions to the well being of the territory. Guidelines can be found here in Appendix 4.7.
This means no “Bob”, the infamous candidate for the NWT’s new name after the public was solicited back in 1996.
The two other government office buildings being renamed are in Fort Simpson (9902 – 98th Avenue) and Inuvik (106 Veteran’s Way).