Fort Good Hope

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Fort Good Hope
Rádeyîlîkóé
Charter Community
Fort Good Hope is located in Northwest Territories
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
 • ChiefGreg Laboucan
 • Senior Administrative OfficerGordon MacKeinzo
 • MLANorman Yakeleya
Area[1]
 • Land47.14 km2 (18.20 sq mi)
Elevation268 m (879 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total515
 • Density10.9/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal codeX0E 0H0
Area code(s)867
Telephone exchange598
- Living cost172.5A
- Food price index180.2B
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2009 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2010 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]
 
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Fort Good Hope
Rádeyîlîkóé
Charter Community
Fort Good Hope is located in Northwest Territories
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
 • ChiefGreg Laboucan
 • Senior Administrative OfficerGordon MacKeinzo
 • MLANorman Yakeleya
Area[1]
 • Land47.14 km2 (18.20 sq mi)
Elevation268 m (879 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total515
 • Density10.9/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal codeX0E 0H0
Area code(s)867
Telephone exchange598
- Living cost172.5A
- Food price index180.2B
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2009 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]
^B 2010 figure based on Yellowknife = 100[5]

Fort Good Hope (or 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.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census the population was 515, a decrease of 7.5% from the 2006 Census.[1] In 2006 the Aboriginal population was 515, of which 460 were North American Indians, 40 Métis people and 10 Inuit.[6] In 2012 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 559 with an average yearly growth rate of -0.5% from 2001.[5]

Historical population
YearPop.  ±%  
1996699—    
1997687−1.7%
1998674−1.9%
1999642−4.7%
2000607−5.5%
2001586−3.5%
2002596+1.7%
2003566−5.0%
2004553−2.3%
YearPop.  ±%  
2005558+0.9%
2006576+3.2%
2007578+0.3%
2008570−1.4%
2009567−0.5%
2010569+0.4%
2011557−2.1%
2012559+0.4%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2012)[5]

Transportation[edit]

The only access is by Fort Good Hope Airport from Inuvik and Norman Wells and by shipping along the Mackenzie River in the summer. 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.

First Nations[edit]

Fort Good Hope is represented by the K’asho Go’tine Community Council and belong to the Sahtu Dene Council.[7] Through the council they are in negotiations with the Government of Canada for a land claims settlement.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Fort Good Hope Airport
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high Humidex3.34.65.817.929.237.343.435.827.420.65.65.043.4
Record high °C (°F)6.7
(44.1)
5.6
(42.1)
8.5
(47.3)
18.5
(65.3)
28.2
(82.8)
34.6
(94.3)
35.0
(95)
33.9
(93)
28.3
(82.9)
22.1
(71.8)
5.4
(41.7)
5.9
(42.6)
35.0
(95)
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)
Daily mean °C (°F)−27.8
(−18)
−24.2
(−11.6)
−20.0
(−4)
−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)
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)−53.9
(−65)
−55.6
(−68.1)
−48.3
(−54.9)
−40.0
(−40)
−25.0
(−13)
−3.3
(26.1)
−2.3
(27.9)
−5.6
(21.9)
−17.0
(1.4)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−47.2
(−53)
−52.2
(−62)
−55.6
(−68.1)
Wind chill−64.4−63.8−55.2−41.8−25.1−8.00.0−5.6−18.4−47.4−55.0−63.6−64.4
Precipitation mm (inches)19.6
(0.772)
21.0
(0.827)
16.4
(0.646)
9.4
(0.37)
11.5
(0.453)
27.1
(1.067)
41.3
(1.626)
39.7
(1.563)
33.6
(1.323)
29.5
(1.161)
23.2
(0.913)
22.5
(0.886)
294.8
(11.606)
Rainfall mm (inches)0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.008)
6.7
(0.264)
27.1
(1.067)
41.3
(1.626)
39.7
(1.563)
27.6
(1.087)
2.4
(0.094)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
144.9
(5.705)
Snowfall cm (inches)19.7
(7.76)
21.2
(8.35)
16.6
(6.54)
9.3
(3.66)
4.9
(1.93)
0.1
(0.04)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
6.0
(2.36)
27.3
(10.75)
23.6
(9.29)
22.6
(8.9)
151.2
(59.53)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)8.58.78.04.54.16.89.29.510.012.210.39.7101.2
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)0.00.00.00.22.46.89.29.48.31.10.00.037.3
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm)8.58.77.94.41.90.10.00.02.111.210.39.864.7
 % humidity78.280.372.179.889.190.185.282.1
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[8]

Education[edit]

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. Chief T'Selehye School is not a pre-university school. Attending the school will not provide academic courses required for admissions to most college/university programs in Canada. Getting an education at Chief T'Selehye School will prepare one for a career in the trades field. However, if one attends Aurora College Learning Centre, located in the town, in the developmental studies program one can upgrade their marks from high school or upgrade their academic courses that is required for Aurora College admission or college and university admission. Most students from town that graduate high school tend to explore the south to upgrade their academic courses for college/university admission, so they can get used to the different environment that can prospectively be their home for their post-secondary years. Education is a widely controversial issue in Fort Good Hope due to the lack of preparation for university education.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fort Good Hope, CC Northwest Territories (Census subdivision)
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Fort Good Hope". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  3. ^ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
  4. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 12 December 2013 to 0901Z 6 February 2014
  5. ^ a b c d Fort Good Hope - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
  6. ^ 2006 Aboriginal Population Profile
  7. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  8. ^ "Fort Good Hope A" (CSV (3069 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2201400. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 

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