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-Mastings in the NWT
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
National Day of Mourning commemorating workers whose lives have been lost or injured in the work place
To mark the National Day of Mourning commemorating workers who have been injured or lost their lives in the work place, the Territorial flag on all Government of the Northwest Territories buildings in the Northwest Territories (NWT) will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Death of former Commissioner of the Northwest Territories – The Honourable Robert Gordon Robertson, P.C., C.C. FRSE
The flag of the Northwest Territories at the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Monday, January 21, 2013, the day of the funeral.