Media Advisory: Update on the Hay River & K’atl’odeeche First Nation wildfire and evacuation orders

Press Release

May 17, 2023

Media is invited to join the departments of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) and Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) for an update on the wildfire situation near Hay River and the K’atl’odeeche First Nation, and the status of evacuation orders for both communities.

ECC & MACA Minister Shane Thompson, wildfire information officer Mike Westwick with ECC, and Emergency Management Organization (EMO) information officer Jay Boast with MACA, will provide updates and answer questions.

TIME: 10:00am MST

DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2023

LOCATION: Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

Please RSVP by 9:00am on May 18, 2023 for the link to the meeting.

For media requests, please contact:

Cabinet Communications

Government of the Northwest Territories


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