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The Mackenzie Ferry at KM 143 Dempster Highway will not be open for the season at 2:00 PM until further notice. GNWT officials had announced it would open in the morning of June 8, but walked back that announcement at 1:46 p.m. photo courtesy of GNWT

GNWT officials are walking back an announcement that the Mackenzie River Ferry was to open at 2 p.m., June 8.

An update sent at 1:46 p.m. announced the ferry was not opening at 2 p.m. and would remain closed until further notice.

When the ferry does open, Covid-19 restrictions remain in effect and passengers are asked to remain in their vehicles.

The ferry will run from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. from the Fort McPherson shore and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. from the Inuvik shore.

All landings are now accessible.

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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