Concerns over increased traffic the summer will bring have prompted public health officials to re-establish a checkpoint at the NWT-Alberta border south of Fort Smith.

Public health officers will be present to monitor those persons entering at the border for travel within the Northwest Territories, according to a news release from Health and Social Services department spokesperson Mike Westwick.

“Travel between Smith’s Landing, Fort Fitzgerald, Pine Lake and Fort Smith will remain unrestricted, provided those traveling to Fort Smith have not visited communities outside of this immediate region of Northern Alberta within the last 14 days,” he wrote.

For the latest information on the public health orders in the Northwest Territories, visit the GNWT’s COVID-19 response website.

Craig Gilbert

Craig is an award-winning journalist who has worked in Ontario, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta. He should be at least six feet away from you at all times.

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