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NWT Flag

The Government of the Northwest Territories is responsible for the Northwest Territories flag. The Canadian Flag and the provincial/territorial flags are symbols of honour and pride for all Canadians. All flags are to be treated with respect.

The correct procedures for flying the Canadian flag and other flags and standards, including the flag of the Northwest Territories, can be found on the Canadian Heritage Flag Etiquette on Canada webpage.

Half-Masting

The half-masting of a flag is a formal gesture to respect the time of sorrow and mourning. There are specific procedures involved when a flag is at half-mast. For additional information on half-masting, visit the Canadian Heritage website.

The GNWT will half-mast in the NWT when appropriate by issuing a notice to half-mast the NWT flag on all GNWT buildings and establishments across the NWT. The GNWT will also follow, when appropriate for our territory, the direction issued by Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada.

Flag Half-Masting

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Half-Masting – Death of George H. W. Bush
The flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the day of the funeral of the late George H. W. Bush, who passed away on November 30, 2018.

Monday, December 3, 2018
Half-Masting – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
The flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, December 6, 2018, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Half-Masting – Remembrance Day
The flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Monday, September 24, 2018
Half-Masting – Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day
The flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 30, 2018, to mark the Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Half-Masting – Firefighters’ National Memorial Day
The flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 9, 2018, to recognize Firefighters’ National Memorial Day.

Monday, June 18, 2018
Half-Masting – National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
The flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to mark this day of mourning.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Half-Masting – Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace (Workers’ Mourning Day)
The flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, April 28, 2018, to mark this day of mourning.