Resources

Description: 

The Strategy will serve as a ten-year road map for improving waste resource management throughout the territory. / La stratégie servira de feuille de route décennale pour améliorer la gestion des déchets à l’échelle des TNO. (anglais seulement)

Publication date: 
July 2019
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Conservation planning, Contaminants, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Application form for beverage container distributor registration. / Demande d’inscription pour la distribution des contenants de boisson.

Publication date: 
July 2019
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) has maintained a database of all hazardous material spills reported in the Northwest Territories (NWT) since 1971. This report briefly summarizes the data collected for spills reported in 2019.

Publication date: 
June 2019
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Monitoring
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Le ministère de l’Environnement et des Ressources naturelles (MERN) tient une base de données de tous les déversements de matières dangereuses signalés aux Territoires du Nord-Ouest (TNO) depuis 1971. Le présent rapport résume les données recueillies en 2019.

Publication date: 
June 2019
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Monitoring
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Waste Reduction and Recovery Program: The Waste Reduction and Recovery Program celebrated many successes in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, thanks to the participation of residents from across Northwest Territories (NWT), and the dedication of many people working at recycling depots (RDs), regional processing centres (RPCs), schools, community governments, and other businesses and organizations.

Programme de réduction et de récupération des déchets : L’année financière 2018-2019 a été marquée de nombreuses réussites pour le Programme de réduction et de récupération des déchets grâce à la participation des résidents des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (TNO) et au dévouement de nombreux employés qui travaillent dans les dépôts de recyclage, les centres de traitement régionaux, les écoles, les administrations communautaires et d’autres entreprises et organismes.

Publication date: 
March 2019
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Monitoring, Research and data
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

A summary of what we heard during public engagement on amendments to the Environmental Rights Act.

Publication date: 
February 2019
Resource Category: 
Air quality, Contaminants, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The 2017-2018 annual report of the Waste Reduction and Recovery Program

Publication date: 
February 2019
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 
Publication date: 
November 2018
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 
Publication date: 
November 2018
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Le rapport annuel sur les déversements pour 2017.

Publication date: 
September 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Report on Air Quality  in the NWT for 2016

Publication date: 
September 2018
Resource Category: 
Air quality, Contaminants, Monitoring
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Annual report on spills in the Northwest Territories in 2017.

Publication date: 
August 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The Government of the Northwest Territories launched a public engagement process in November 2017 to gather input on the future of waste management in the Northwest Territories (NWT). A Discussion Paper, Developing a Waste Resource Management Strategy, was shared broadly and feedback collected is being used to shape the development of a Waste Resource Management Strategy (Strategy). The Strategy will serve as a ten-year road map for improving waste resource management in the NWT. This document summarizes the feedback from the public engagement on the Strategy.

 

Publication date: 
June 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Help us collect fish samples! The Government of the Northwest Territories, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is studying the extent of contamination in the environment from former mining operations around Yellowknife. 

Aidez-nous à recueillir des échantillons de poissons! Le gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest, en collaboration avec le gouvernement du Canada, réalise des études pour déterminer l’étendue de la contamination laissée par les activités minières à proximité de Yellowknife.

 

Publication date: 
June 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Hunting, trapping and harvesting, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Brochures
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

A human health risk assessment (HHRA) is currently being carried out for areas that are offsite but near to the former Giant Mine, primarily to the west and northwest of the mine site. This study will look at whether people are being exposed to chemicals at levels of concern. Canada North Environmental Services Ltd. (CanNorth) is conducting this assessment on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). CanNorth gave this presentation to the public on May 10, 2018 to update residents on the HHRA and collect additional input into the study.

Publication date: 
May 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Progress Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 
  • Hazardous Waste Generator Registration Form: Hazardous wastes must be handled or disposed of properly to prevent harm to human health and safety and to the environment. If you are generating or carrying hazardous waste in the NWT, you are required to register with the Government of the Northwest Territories to obtain a generator or carrier number.
  • Formulaire d’inscription à titre de producteur de déchets dangereux : Les déchets dangereux doivent être manipulés ou éliminés de façon appropriée si l’on veut éviter de nuire à la santé et à la sécurité des personnes ainsi qu’à l’environnement. Si vous produisez ou transportez des déchets dangereux aux TNO, vous devez vous inscrire auprès du gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest pour obtenir un numéro de producteur ou de transporteur.
Publication date: 
March 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 
  • Hazardous Waste Carrier Registration Form: Hazardous wastes must be handled or disposed of properly to prevent harm to human health and safety and to the environment. If you are generating or carrying hazardous waste in the NWT, you are required to register with the Government of the Northwest Territories to obtain a generator or carrier number. 
  • Formulaire d’inscription des transporteurs de déchets dangereux : Les déchets dangereux doivent être manipulés ou éliminés de façon appropriée si l’on veut éviter de nuire à la santé et à la sécurité des personnes ainsi qu’à l’environnement. Si vous produisez ou transportez des déchets dangereux aux TNO, vous devez vous inscrire auprès du gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest pour obtenir un numéro de producteur ou de transporteur.

Publication date: 
March 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The purpose of the Guideline for Hazardous Waste Management document is to:
• provide guidance to industrial, commercial, and institutional operators in the Northwest Territories (NWT) on the proper management of hazardous waste;
• increase awareness of the different types of hazardous waste; and
• support the tracking of hazardous waste from generation to final treatment/disposal.

Publication date: 
February 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources maintains a database of hazardous material spills reported in the Northwest Territories since 1971. This report briefly summarizes the data collected for spills reported in 2016.

Publication date: 
February 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The Guideline for the Management of Waste Lead and Lead Paint is intended to:
• Provide guidance to industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) operators in the Northwest Territories (NWT) on the proper management of waste lead and lead paint;
• Increase awareness and provide a brief introduction to the different types of waste lead and lead paint; and,
• Support the tracking of hazardous waste from generation to final treatment/disposal.

Publication date: 
February 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File

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