Low 49F. Peter Pond of the North West Company was the first white trader to travel on the Slave River and make contact with Indigenous people in this region. The mayor works part-time and council is elected every three years. [28], There are a number of educational facilities in Fort Smith including Joseph Burr Tyrrell Elementary School, Paul William Kaeser High School[29] and the Thebacha Campus of Aurora College. Snow? Low minus 18.

Low around 60F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Use your browser's print action to print the displayed content on one page.

Ice? Besides winterlike winds and snow showers that will chill the Northeast, voters who have not yet cast a ballot will face few weather problems on Election Day.

Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy.

Chance of rain 60%. The completion of a southern rail link to Hay River in 1964 meant that Fort Smith's role as the transportation hub was largely negated; and, subsequently, shipping operations on the Slave River ceased in 1968. Musicians and artists from across the Northwest Territories and many other faraway places come to interact with other artists and show off their talents to the public. Chance of rain 60%. Weather. [25][26] As of June 2012 the Salt River First Nation had given the Akaitcho Territory Government the mandatory six months notice that they would be separating from the organization. With a land area of 92.79 km2 (35.83 sq mi), it had a population density of 27.395/km2 (70.953/sq mi) in 2016. Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day.

Mostly clear skies. A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. Wind chill near minus 19. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.

It was called Fort Smith. . The mission sawmill produced lumber for the first hospital, St. Anne's, built in 1914 for the Grey Nuns.

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Chance of rain 60%. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 67F. This route allowed its users to navigate the four sets of impassable rapids (Cassette Rapids, Pelican Rapids, Mountain Rapids, and Rapids of the Drowned). Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Forecast - Fort Smith. Nonetheless, serious mishaps were bound to happen, and the section of the Slave River became known as 'The Rapids of the Drowned'.

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In 1924, Fort Smith received the first of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System installed by the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.

In 1874, another outpost was constructed at the most northern set of rapids. Scattered thunderstorms. Fort Smith, NT Weather ... Ontario's 'extraordinary' stretch of warm weather links to a super typhoon .

In 1908, a new HBC steamer paddlewheeler, SS Mackenzie River, was launched to operate on the Slave and Mackenzie Rivers below Fort Smith (see Boats of the Mackenzie River watershed).

Nov 5 39%. Partly cloudy. A winter road operates for several months to connect Fort Smith to Fort Chipewyan and from there to Fort McMurray. Wind up to 15 km/h. Winds light and variable. A national Nov. 3 forecast, What to know about standard time and daylight saving time, Blood snow and zombie fires: 2020's ghoulish weather phenomena, A spooky blue moon will illuminate the sky on Halloween. Winds light and variable. Rain? Forecast - Fort Smith.

Fort Smith was incorporated as a village in 1964; two years later, with a population of 2,130, the village became a town on October 1, 1966. Both posts were named in honour of Donald Alexander Smith.

[14] The coldest temperature ever recorded was −57.2 °C (−71.0 °F) on 26 December 1917. No endorsement of any products or services is expressed or implied. The main languages are English, Chipewyan (Dene), Cree, Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ), Slavey-Hare, Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) and Inuktitut. The steamer SS Grahame ran the Slave River from Fort McMurray to the head of the rapids at Smith's Landing beginning in 1882. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

. The park headquarters for Wood Buffalo National Park is located in Fort Smith. [8] A mainly sunny sky. Use escape to clear. In the same year, an Anglican Mission house was built and a church was added in 1939. This was reflected in the increase in government administrative facilities and the growth of its role as a transportation hub for the Mackenzie District. Mainly cloudy. In 2017, the Government of the Northwest Territories estimated that the population was 2,562 compared to 2,506 in 2007, resulting in an average annual growth rate of 0.2% between 2007 and 2017. [12] Additionally, the main office of the South Slave Divisional Education Council is located in the town. The first option will be automatically selected. In 1886, the Hudson's Bay Company launched the steam-propelled vessel SS Wrigley to run from Fort Smith to the Mackenzie River. Intervals of clouds and sunshine. [22], Many tourists come to see the world-class Slave River and many kayakers try its rapids.

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