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Fort Good Hope

Fort Good Hope

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Charter Community
01 - Fort Good Hope community view.jpg
Fort Good Hope is located in Northwest Territories
Fort Good Hope
Fort Good Hope
Fort Good Hope is located in Canada
Fort Good Hope
Fort Good Hope
Coordinates: 66°15?31?N 128°37?43?W / 66.25861°N 128.62861°W / 66.25861; -128.62861Coordinates: 66°15?31?N 128°37?43?W / 66.25861°N 128.62861°W / 66.25861; -128.62861
CountryCanada
TerritoryNorthwest Territories
RegionSahtu Region
ConstituencySahtu
Census divisionRegion 2
Charter Community1 April 1995
Government
 o ChiefWilfred Glenn` McNeely Jr.
 o Senior Administrative OfficerRobert Moretti
 o MLADaniel McNeely
Area
 o Land47.25 km2 (18.24 sq mi)
Elevation
268 m (879 ft)
Population
(2016)[1]
 o Total516
 o Density10.9/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-07:00 (MST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-06:00 (MDT)
Canadian Postal code
X0E 0H0
Area code(s)867
Telephone exchange598
- Living cost177.5A
- Food price index166.9B
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2013 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2015 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]

Fort Good Hope, formerly Fort Hope, also now known as the Charter Community of K'asho Got'ine[pronunciation?]), is a charter community in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on a peninsula between Jackfish Creek and the east bank of the Mackenzie River, about 145 km (90 mi) northwest of Norman Wells. The two principal languages are North Slavey and English. Hunting and trapping are two major sources of income. The Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, a National Historic Site, is located in the community. The church, completed in 1885, was once home to Father Émile Petitot.

Demographics

According to the 2016 Census the population was 516, an increase of 0.2% from the 2011 Census. In 2006 the Indigenous population was 465, of which 435 were First Nations, 20 Métis and 10 Inuit.[1] In 2017 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 570 with an average yearly growth rate of 0.1% from 2007.[5]

Transportation

Fort Good Hope looking across the Mackenzie River

The only all season access is by air, Fort Good Hope Airport, with flights operated by North-Wright Airways from Inuvik, Norman Wells and Colville Lake.[12] The community can be accessed in summer using the Mackenzie River. There is no passenger service and the route is primarily used by the Northern Transportation Company for the summer sealift. Winter access is possible via a winter road from Wrigley located further south. The NWT government is seeking federal funding to help extend the Mackenzie Highway from Wrigley to Tsiigehtchic, where it would connect with the Dempster Highway, as of winter 2014 at least eight major river crossings are in place for the new road, some of which are in use as winter crossings.

First Nations

Fort Good Hope is represented by the K'asho Go'tine Community Council and belong to the Sahtu Dene Council.[13] Through the council they are in negotiations with the Government of Canada for a land claims settlement.

Education

Fort Good Hope currently has three institutes providing some form of education. For pre-school, there is the Fort Good Hope Daycare. Elementary, junior high and senior high school students attend Chief T'Selehye School. However, if one attends Aurora College Learning Centre, located in the town, in the developmental studies program one can, if required, upgrade their marks from high school or upgrade their academic courses that is required for Aurora College admission or college and university admission.

Communication infrastructure

  • Full postal service
  • Satellite television
  • Two radio stations
  • 4G cellular service as of August 20, 2013

Climate

Fort Good Hope experiences a subarctic climate, with long, cold winters and short, warm summers. The highest temperature ever recorded was 35.0 °C (95 °F) on 20 June 1911,[14] 11 July 1920[15] and 5 July 1998.[16] The coldest temperature ever recorded was -56.1 °C (-69 °F) on 31 January 1917[17] and 4 February 1947.[18]

Climate data for Fort Good Hope Airport, 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1907-present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
13.3
(55.9)
15.6
(60.1)
21.8
(71.2)
30.5
(86.9)
35.0
(95.0)
35.0
(95.0)
33.9
(93.0)
30.6
(87.1)
22.8
(73.0)
5.4
(41.7)
5.9
(42.6)
35.0
(95.0)
Average high °C (°F) -23.8
(-10.8)
-19.7
(-3.5)
-14.1
(6.6)
-0.2
(31.6)
10.5
(50.9)
20.9
(69.6)
22.4
(72.3)
18.4
(65.1)
10.2
(50.4)
-2.3
(27.9)
-15.9
(3.4)
-19.8
(-3.6)
-1.1
(30.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) -27.8
(-18.0)
-24.2
(-11.6)
-20.0
(-4.0)
-6.9
(19.6)
4.7
(40.5)
14.8
(58.6)
16.7
(62.1)
12.7
(54.9)
5.4
(41.7)
-5.9
(21.4)
-19.8
(-3.6)
-24.0
(-11.2)
-6.2
(20.8)
Average low °C (°F) -31.7
(-25.1)
-28.7
(-19.7)
-25.8
(-14.4)
-13.6
(7.5)
-1.1
(30.0)
8.6
(47.5)
10.9
(51.6)
7.1
(44.8)
0.5
(32.9)
-9.4
(15.1)
-23.7
(-10.7)
-28.1
(-18.6)
-11.2
(11.8)
Record low °C (°F) -56.1
(-69.0)
-56.1
(-69.0)
-49.4
(-56.9)
-41.7
(-43.1)
-25.6
(-14.1)
-5.6
(21.9)
-2.8
(27.0)
-7.2
(19.0)
-17.0
(1.4)
-38.9
(-38.0)
-48.3
(-54.9)
-55.0
(-67.0)
-56.1
(-69.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19.6
(0.77)
21.0
(0.83)
16.4
(0.65)
9.4
(0.37)
11.5
(0.45)
27.1
(1.07)
41.3
(1.63)
39.7
(1.56)
33.6
(1.32)
29.5
(1.16)
23.2
(0.91)
22.5
(0.89)
294.8
(11.61)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.01)
6.7
(0.26)
27.1
(1.07)
41.3
(1.63)
39.7
(1.56)
27.6
(1.09)
2.4
(0.09)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
144.9
(5.70)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 19.7
(7.8)
21.2
(8.3)
16.6
(6.5)
9.3
(3.7)
4.9
(1.9)
0.1
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
6.0
(2.4)
27.3
(10.7)
23.6
(9.3)
22.6
(8.9)
151.2
(59.5)
Average precipitation days 8.5 8.7 8.0 4.5 4.1 6.8 9.2 9.5 10.0 12.2 10.3 9.7 101.2
Average rainy days 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4 6.8 9.2 9.4 8.3 1.1 0.0 0.0 37.3
Average snowy days 8.5 8.7 7.9 4.4 1.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 2.1 11.2 10.3 9.8 64.7
Source: Environment Canada[16][19][20][14][15][17][18]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Census Profile, 2016 Census Fort Good Hope, Chartered community (Census subdivision), Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories (Territory)
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Good Hope". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Northwest Territories Official Community Names and Pronunciation Guide". Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Yellowknife: Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories. Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 15 August 2019 to 0901Z 10 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Fort Good Hope - Statistical Profile
  6. ^ "Table 2: Census Subdivisions in Alphabetical Order, Showing Population Rank, Canada, 1981". 1981 Census of Canada. Census subdivisions in decreasing population order. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1982. ISBN 0-660-51563-6.
  7. ^ "Table 2: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 1986 and 1991 - 100% Data". 91 Census. Population and Dwelling Counts - Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1992. pp. 100-108. ISBN 0-660-57115-3.
  8. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Divisions, 2001 and 1996 Censuses - 100% Data (Northwest Territories)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (Northwest Territories)". Statistics Canada. January 6, 2010. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Population Estimates By Community from the GNWT
  12. ^ North-Wright Airways flight schedule
  13. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Archived 2007-06-11 at Archive.today
  14. ^ a b "June 1911". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201500. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ a b "July 1920". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201500. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Fort Good Hope A" (CSV (3069 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981-2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201400. Retrieved .
  17. ^ a b "January 1917". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201500. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ a b "February 1947". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201500. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ "Fort Good Hope 2". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201500. Retrieved 2016.
  20. ^ "Fort Good Hope CS". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201450. Retrieved 2016.

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