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Robert C. Knights
N-1996-005 · Accession · 1956-1957
Part of Robert C. Knights fonds

The three films document movement on the Mackenzie River, as well as activities in the Beaufort Delta and in Tsiigehtchic (then Arctic Red River). Footage includes airplanes, boats, maktak drying, pingos, sled dogs, fishing, creating stick fish, sawing ice, running dog teams, spring break up, the NWT Mace, and the transportation of a dead body (not available online).

The colour slides depict community buildings (schools, churches, hospitals), people, scenery, activities and special events in the following communities: Hay River, Fort Simpson, Fort Norman, Rae, Port Radium, Lac La Martre, Fort Good Hope, Fort Franklin, Fort McPherson, Tuktoyaktuk, Yellowknife, Coppermine, Jean Marie River, Fort Liard, Nahanni region, Aklavik, Fort Resolution, Fort Smith, Fort Providence, Wrigley, Fort Fitzgerald, Arctic Red River, Reindeer Station, Whale Cove, Norman Wells, Iqaluit and Rocher River. In addition, 19 black and white photographs show children and housing conditions in Yellowknife and on Latham Island in 1969. There are also several images of Rae that portray people, the church, Treaty time and Chief Susie Bruneau. The majority of the films were produced by the Government of the Northwest Territories for different departments; the subject matter of the films deal with Prohibition in the North, education, the Mackenzie Bridge and life in the North.

G-1979-024 · Accession · 1882-[197-]
Part of Northwest Territories. Office of the Commissioner fonds

This accession, collected by Commissioner Stuart M. Hodgson, consists of a variety of unrelated material. Included in the collection is the transcript of an interview between [Clarence?] Johnson and [Des?] Fogg. The subject of the interview is Mr. Johnson's work aboard the ships "Emma" and "Nigalik". Also included in the collection are 5 unrelated photographs. The photographs include images of: Herbert Charles Wilson, speaker of the NWT Legislative Assembly from 1883-1888, Gordon Robertson, Game Wardens at Fort Smith, the unveiling of a plaque at the Northern United Place in Yellowknife and the NWT Council.

N-1989-026 · Accession · 1951-1953

This accession consists of two file folders labelled Aklavik and Port Radium and site plans for Aklavik and Yellowknife. Inside the folders are charts illustrating daylight/twilight/darkness distribution at 66 degrees and 68 degrees North and two internal memorandums about Aklavik and Port Radium written by Margaret R. Montgomery for the Northern Operational Research Section, Department of National Defence. Also in the folders are three maps (0001) Hydrographic chart of Great Bear Lake, (0002) site plan of Port Radium, and (0003) Road & Rail Routes in the Northwest.

Johnson, Dave
N-1992-045 · Accession · 1976

The textual records consist of two certificates of membership in the Polar Bear Chapter, Order of Arctic Adventurers, for having flown a radio controlled model airplane across the Arctic Circle. The images depict a Commanche 250 model airplane, David Johnson, his wife Gladys and their dog Joc.

Northern Map collection
N-2004-011 · Accession · [1897-196-]

The photographs include a colour photograph of the Northern Transportation Company vessel the "M.V. Kelly Hall" and a hand coloured black and white portrait of a couple. The settlement plans are from the communities of Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Aklavik, Fort Good Hope, Fort McPherson, Wrigley, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Port Radium, Fort Resolution, Taltson River, Pine Point, Fort Liard, Tuktoyaktuk and Fort Providence. In addition, there are maps showing water routes of steamships and mining claims in the Yellowknife area. Most of the maps and plans were published by various federal departments, including the Department of the Interior, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, and Department of Mines and Resources.

Binder film collection
N-2011-001 · Accession · [195-? - 196-?]

The films were largely shot by Otto Binder and depict life in the Beaufort Delta region, and the community of Reindeer Station in particular. Footage of travel by water, as well as reindeer herding activities feature prominently. Shots of family and community life are also within the collection.

Binder (family)
Fougere, Robert
N-1992-021 · Accession · 1951-1954

The photographs depict Wood Buffalo National Park, Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Resolution, Jean Marie River and the Great Slave region. The photographs include images of park wardens and their stations, forest fire monitoring and control, an abattoir for butchering bison, and fishing operations in the Great Slave Lake area. The fishing vessel 'Peter Pond' is featured prominently. Many of the pages of the first album that originally housed the photos were stamped with 'Conservation and Management Services' which appears to be a federal government division responsible for renewable resource management and conservation enforcement in the area.

Fougere, Robert
N-2005-002 · Accession · [1950-]

The DVD is a copy of an 8 mm film of home movies shot in Fort Simpson in the 1950s by Ron Cree. The film depicts life in the settlement at that time.
The film footage and stills include images of the community of Fort Simpson, barges and planes, notable people such as the Kraus family and the Linbergs, activities such as the arrival of Cat trains and supplies, RCMP buildings, mission buildings, the experimental farm and the royal visit of Prince Philip to Fort Simpson.

Cree, Ron
Ross Laycock collection
N-2014-001 · Accession · 1963-1970

The photographs document the construction of a winter road between Fort Providence and Inuvik in 1963-1964. The 8 mm film appears to depict a flight from Calgary to Norman Wells. The 16 mm film depicts the loading and unloading of barges through various communities along the Mackenzie River, including Hay River, Fort Simpson, Fort Wrigley and Fort Good Hope. The cartographic booklet is comprised of maps of the Mackenzie River.

The materials formerly belonged to Ross Laycock, who worked on the first winter road up the Mackenzie Valley from Fort Providence to Inuvik in the 1960s.

Laycock, Ross
G-2023-059 · Accession · 1972-2003
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation fonds

The accession consists of records from the Environmental Affairs section of the Department of Transportation, including environmental projects and studies and reports for airports, roads, industrial projects, and contaminated sites. Records relate to general departmental responsibilities in the Mackenzie Valley Review Resource Management Act review process, environmental review of the Ulu Gold Project, environmental assessment and remediation work at the Tuktoyaktuk, Norman Wells, Fort Liard, Rae Lakes (Gameti), Snare Lake (Wekweeti), Fort Resolution, and Arctic "A" airports and Ptarmigan Mine Tailings, Mackenzie Valley Highway Extension environmental scoping, and Yellowknife Highway realignment.

The records include correspondence, reports, studies, meeting materials, presentation slides, requests for proposal, proposals and assessments, plans, terms of reference and comments, contracts, financial records, briefing notes, legal opinions, legal descriptions of airports, reviews, test results, spill response plans, spill reports, reference material, photographs and maps of airport sites, and maps of road routes.

Specific records and reports include Environmental Guideline for Site Remediation (RWED), draft GNWT/Canada Arctic "A" Airports Transfer Agreement, Schedule "J" Environmental Baseline Study Reports to the GNWT/Canada Arctic "A" Airports Transfer Agreement, Petroleum Products Storage Tank Systems Inventory and Management Program (Transport Canada), preliminary environmental audit results on Arctic "A" airports, Emergency Spill Containment Plan Inuvik Airport, draft Transport Canada Workplan Environmental Remediation N.W.T. Sites 1995/96, Preliminary Remediation Plan Status Report, Remedial Action Plan Follow-Up Norman Wells Airport, Environmental Review of the Norman Wells Airport, Asbestos Disposal Guidelines, Initial Environmental Evaluation for Rae Lakes Airport Relocation, Airport Site Selection Rae Lakes report, Initial Environmental Evaluation of Airport Construction at Snare Lake, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment Fort Resolution Airport, Draft Report Phase III Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Plan Ptarmigan Mine Tailings, draft Transportation Infrastructure in the Liard/Mackenzie Valley, draft Description of the Regulatory Regime and Environmental Impact Assessment Process for an Extension of the Mackenzie Valley Highway, Evaluation of a Request to Construct an All-Weather Road to Nahanni Butte, drawings for winter road crossing technical report, Yellowknife Highway (No. 3) km 154 to km 308 Proposed Realignment, Phase III Remedial Excavation Report Fort Liard Airport, Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and Remedial Excavation Report Fort Liard Airport, and 2001 Project Report Remediation of Contaminated Soil at the Tuktoyaktuk Airport.

Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation. Environmental Affairs division
Byrne, Norman W. 1912-1973
N-1988-031 · Accession · 1947, copied 1987
Part of Norman W. Byrne photograph collection

Records include photographs of the Viking Yellowknife Gold Mines Limited property at Morris Lake. The photographs were taken in the summer of 1947 and depict a Fox Moth airplane (CF-BNI) moored on the mine property, where Byrne was working as a consultant mining engineer. There are also photographs of Norman W. Byrne, his wife Rose, and his son Donald.

Byrne, Norman W.
N-1988-006 · Accession · [ca. 1940-1943]

This accession consists of five black and white negative images showing a tractor train leaving Grimshaw, Alberta for Yellowknife.

Martin, Harry A., b. 1900
L.F.G. "Bob" Borden
N-1992-140 · Accession · 1940-1944

This accession consists of 27 black and white photographs of Yellowknife and the surrounding area featuring mine sites, road construction and buildings.

Borden, L.F.G. "Bob"
Terry Keim collection
N-2013-020 · Accession · 1964-1967

The film was shot in Inuvik and the Mackenzie delta region circa 1964-1967. The filmmaker is Terry F. Keim. The film features the [196? and 1967] Inuvik Muskrat Jamboree, aerial views of Inuvik, various buildings in the townsite, airplanes and the Inuvik airport, and extensive footage of drum dancers in traditional costumes. A complete shot listing is located in the accession file.

Keim, Terry
G-2023-068 · Accession · 2009-2012
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation fonds

This accession consists of Minister's briefing notes and associated records from the Directorate of the Department of Transportation. Records include briefing notes, presentation slides, status reports, memoranda of understanding, decision paper, schedules and agendas, speaking notes, summary of legislative amendments, draft bills, drafting instructions, legislative proposal and assessment report, correspondence, and financial records.

G-2008-015 · Accession · 1967-1996
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation fonds

Records include files related to devolution and the transfer of responsibilities relating to Arctic 'A' Airports from the Federal to the Territorial Government as well as departmental interaction with Transport Canada. Records also consist of briefing notes and ministerial correspondence with the Director's Office. There are also records that relate to Aviation Studies, Arctic Airports Management Team, Arctic Airports Staff Meetings, Arctic 'B' and 'C' Airports Steering Committee, Senior Management Committee, Airports Training Committee, Departmental Management Group. Additionally records include files related to Airport Planning, Emergency Services, Municipal Administration Certification Group (MACP), Advisory Committee Northern Development (ACND), Northern Air Transport Association (NATA), Airport Operations Sub-Committee, and the Air Navigation Sub-Committee. Records also include project files related to the Rae/Edzo Community Planning Report, the Engineering Site Report for development of the airstrip at Snowdrift (Lutselk'e), and the Arctic Airport Master Plan for Pine Point. The photographs date from the 1970s and document airstrip construction in various Northwest Territories communities.

Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation. Arctic Airports division
Fedirchuk, Gloria
N-1985-001 · Accession · 1973-1974

Records include photographs documenting the construction of a mooseskin boat, the construction of a spruce bark canoe, and the tanning of a moose hide and a copy of Gloria Fedirchuk's proposal to film aboriginal adaptations and their relationship to the boreal forest environment of the Fisherman Lake Slave, including ethnographic practices, ethnobotanical information on use and taxonomy of flora, ethnozoological information on use of fauna, activities done in various seasons of the year, and the construction and creation of ethnographic items.

Fedirchuk, Gloria
N-1994-008 · Accession · 1972

This accession consists of a composite map used by Canadian Armed Forces Search and Rescue in the search for pilot Marten Hartwell, nurse Judy Hill and medivac patients David Pisurayak Kootook and Neemee Nulliayok following a plane crash on November 8, 1972.

The item is made of a series of aeronautical maps that were adhered together and annotated. Two sets of plastic overlays detailing search grids and the actual crash site are also annotated. The maps used depict the geographical area from Spence Bay southeast to Great Bear Lake and southwest to Great Slave Lake.

Edmonton Bush Pilots
N-1979-047 · Accession · [192-?-194-?], 1970

The accession consists of a commemorative album titled "The Edmonton Bush Pilots: Northwest Territories Centennial Flight, August, 1970" compiled on behalf of the City of Edmonton for the NWT Centennial. It is a tribute to the importance of aviation in the histories of both Edmonton and the Northwest Territories. The album contains: a list of bush pilots; a chronology of events from 1904-1970, relating to the Edmonton Industrial Airport (Blatchford Field) and the associated pilots; brief profiles of selected bush pilots; and 23 black and white copy photographs of aviation, dated primarily in the 1920s and 1930s.