2017 Santa Claus Parade

Peter Shaw Memorial SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Sun, Dec 17/17 4 pm
Muster at 3:30 pm at Nahanni Inn
Parade at 4 pm
Parade route: Nahanni Inn to Village offices
Special Parade 50-50 draw! Bring some cash!
Proceeds to upgrade next year’s Santa float.

After Parade Party
Fort Simpson Rec Centre
Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa!
Special Parade 50-50 draw! Bring some cash!
Proceeds to upgrade next year’s Santa float.

Parade Entry

Bands, floats, decorated automobiles, and walking groups are all part of the fun!  Prizes for the 3 best entries that depict the Christmas spirit.  You must enter to qualify for the prizes.

Entry Details



We want to make this year’s Christmas Parade awesome! We are asking everyone to decorate their vehicle, string some lights, add some fringe, get a banner, and make a statement. Remember the focus is the kids.

Plan your parade float now. Christmas fast approaches.


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Vendor Procurement Workshop Webinar

Once again the GNWT is offering the Vendor Procurement Workshop, but this year, they are doing a WEBINAR.  From the comfort of your home or office, you can join in.  The webinar will take place October 19, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Contents to be covered include:

– How to bid on GNWT tenders or make proposals for GNWT Request for Proposals
– Recent changes on how the GNWT makes purchases for goods and services under $25,000
– How to fill out Business Incentive Policy (BIP) forms
– How to Do Business with the GNWT

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To register for attendance, please contact:

Art Durkee, SCMP
Manager Contract/Procurement Quality Assurance
Procurement Shared Services
Department of Infrastructure| Ministère de l’Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories | Gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest



What We Heard Report: Fire Prevention Act Legislative Review Public Engagement

The GNWT – MACA (Government of the Northwest Territories – Municipal and Community Affairs) has completed its public engagement of the Fire Prevention Act.  Please see the Stakeholder Reports below:

FPA Stakeholder Letter

What We Heard Report- Fire Prevention Act


Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
6th floor, Northwest Tower
5201 – 50 Ave
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife NT  X1A 2L9

Phone | Tél. : 867-767-9162 ext. 21046
Fax | Téléc. : 867-873-0309

Understanding Fracking

VIDEO:   http://fw.to/MGsYSuG


Notification of Suspension of Operations at Snap Lake Mine


As you may know, global diamond markets are experiencing an extended downturn with falling demand and reduced prices. De Beers Canada, as part of The De Beers Group of Companies, has undertaken a thorough review of all available options at all operations around the world to ensure our company can continue to weather the economic crisis.

At Snap Lake Mine in particular, during 2015 we put new leadership in place, improved cost controls, introduced a new long hole stoping mining method, and began restructuring at the mine and across our Canadian operations in an effort to improve efficiencies and contain the costs of production at the mine. Unfortunately, as improvements were made, global markets deteriorated even faster, leading to the unfortunate decision to suspend operations and place the mine on care and maintenance.

De Beers intends to maintain a small workforce on the mine site who will be responsible for ensuring Snap Lake Mine continues to meet conditions of the Mine water licence and other requirements.  Our commitment to the NWT remains and the Gahcho Kué Project is continuing and construction is scheduled for completion in 2016. We are working to transfer as many employees as possible to the Gahcho Kué Project. We recognize the impact on our employees, including valued NWT contractor employees, and are working to ensure everyone’s safe return home from the mine. We have made provisions to meet all requirements for severance and notice under the NWT Employment Standards Act for all impacted employees of De Beers Canada.

We have already identified a number of De Beers’ Snap Lake employees for immediate transfer to Gahcho Kué. We hope that during the first quarter of 2016 we can select additional De Beers’ employees with the required skills and experience for transfer to Gahcho Kué. We are also looking at other opportunities to help employees with the successful transition to new employment and will endeavor to help them and their families through this difficult time.

We recognize the impact the decision to suspend operations at Snap Lake will have on the people and economy of the Northwest Territories. The decision to place Snap Lake Mine on care and maintenance was difficult but with the current sustained economic challenges, it has become necessary.

As the economic climate evolves, we will review the situation to consider whether global markets have improved sufficiently to allow for the resumption of operations at Snap Lake.

Glen Koropchuk
Chief Operating Officer

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