Wrigley, Northwest Territories

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Wrigley
Pedzéh Kñ
First Nation (Designated Authority)
Pehdzeh Ki First Nation
Wrigley is located in Northwest Territories
Wrigley
Wrigley
Coordinates: 63°13′41″N 123°28′12″W / 63.22806°N 123.47000°W / 63.22806; -123.47000Coordinates: 63°13′41″N 123°28′12″W / 63.22806°N 123.47000°W / 63.22806; -123.47000
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region Dehcho Region
Constituency Nahendeh
Census division Region 4
Settled 1965
Government
 • Chief Tim Lennie
 • Band Manager Darcy J. Moses
 • MLA Kevin Menicoche
Area[1]
 • Total 55.84 km2 (21.56 sq mi)
Elevation 149 m (489 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 133
 • Density 2.4/km2 (6/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Canadian Postal code X0E 1E0
Telephone exchange 581
- Living cost 152.5A
- Food price index 154.7B
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]

Wrigley (South Slavey language: Pehdzeh Ki[pronunciation?] "clay place") is a "Designated Authority"[6] in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The community is located on the east bank of the Mackenzie River, just below its confluence with the Wrigley River and about 466 mi (750 km) northwest of Yellowknife.

Originally situated at Fort Wrigley, the community relocated to its present location in 1965, because it was more easily accessible due to the World War II Wrigley Airport, built for the Canol Project.[7] Today the community can be reached via the Mackenzie Highway. The population continues to maintain a traditional lifestyle, trapping, hunting, and fishing.

Demographics[edit]

Population is 133 according to the 2011 Census, an increase of 9.0% over the 2006 Census[1] In 2012 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 123 with an average yearly growth rate of -4.6% from 2001.[5]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1996 173 —    
1997 183 +5.8%
1998 185 +1.1%
1999 189 +2.2%
2000 193 +2.1%
2001 188 −2.6%
2002 177 −5.9%
2003 169 −4.5%
2004 141 −16.6%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2005 134 −5.0%
2006 126 −6.0%
2007 116 −7.9%
2008 113 −2.6%
2009 119 +5.3%
2010 113 −5.0%
2011 117 +3.5%
2012 123 +5.1%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001 - 2012)[5]

First Nations[edit]

The Dene of the community are represented by the Pehdzeh Ki First Nation and belong to the Dehcho First Nations.[8]

Services[edit]

The community has one store, a health centre and a two person RCMP detachment.[9]

Education[edit]

The community has a K-9 school, Chief Julian Yendo School.[10]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wrigley Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex 11.2 10.0 12.0 24.0 30.4 38.1 37.9 36.6 29.8 21.3 7.2 0.0 38.1
Record high °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
11.1
(52)
12.7
(54.9)
25.0
(77)
34.0
(93.2)
37.0
(98.6)
35.5
(95.9)
33.5
(92.3)
28.3
(82.9)
21.7
(71.1)
8.9
(48)
7.8
(46)
37.0
(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) −21.1
(−6)
−17.1
(1.2)
−7.9
(17.8)
5.0
(41)
14.6
(58.3)
21.7
(71.1)
23.4
(74.1)
19.9
(67.8)
12.5
(54.5)
−0.3
(31.5)
−14.8
(5.4)
−18.6
(−1.5)
1.5
(34.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −25.4
(−13.7)
−22.1
(−7.8)
−15.0
(5)
−1.7
(28.9)
8.0
(46.4)
15.0
(59)
16.9
(62.4)
13.6
(56.5)
7.1
(44.8)
−3.8
(25.2)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−22.7
(−8.9)
−4.1
(24.6)
Average low °C (°F) −29.7
(−21.5)
−27.2
(−17)
−22.1
(−7.8)
−8.3
(17.1)
1.3
(34.3)
8.2
(46.8)
10.3
(50.5)
7.2
(45)
1.6
(34.9)
−7.4
(18.7)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−9.6
(14.7)
Record low °C (°F) −51.7
(−61.1)
−53.3
(−63.9)
−46.7
(−52.1)
−36.1
(−33)
−20.9
(−5.6)
−3.9
(25)
−1.1
(30)
−6.0
(21.2)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−48.0
(−54.4)
−49.4
(−56.9)
−53.3
(−63.9)
Wind chill −60.9 −58.9 −50.3 −37.0 −25.5 0.0 0.0 −2.7 −15.6 −37.6 −52.1 −63.0 −63.0
Precipitation mm (inches) 16.7
(0.657)
14.6
(0.575)
10.4
(0.409)
8.1
(0.319)
22.0
(0.866)
43.5
(1.713)
64.0
(2.52)
49.5
(1.949)
35.9
(1.413)
29.4
(1.157)
20.5
(0.807)
18.1
(0.713)
332.6
(13.094)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.012)
18.4
(0.724)
43.5
(1.713)
64.0
(2.52)
49.5
(1.949)
32.3
(1.272)
7.6
(0.299)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
215.5
(8.484)
Snowfall cm (inches) 19.1
(7.52)
15.4
(6.06)
10.9
(4.29)
8.9
(3.5)
3.8
(1.5)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
3.4
(1.34)
21.8
(8.58)
22.6
(8.9)
18.9
(7.44)
124.7
(49.09)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 8.0 6.4 5.6 3.3 6.4 8.4 9.7 9.0 9.2 9.7 9.0 7.5 92.1
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 5.6 8.2 9.7 9.0 8.3 2.2 0.1 0.0 43.3
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 8.0 6.4 5.6 2.9 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 7.9 9.1 7.5 49.4
Source: Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wrigley, SET Northwest Territories (Census subdivision)
  2. ^ "NWT Communities - Wrigley". Government of the Northwest Territories: Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  3. ^ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names
  4. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 29 May 2014 to 0901Z 24 July 2014
  5. ^ a b c d Wrigley - Statistical Profile at the GNWT
  6. ^ Differences in Community Government Structure
  7. ^ Wrigley at the GNWT
  8. ^ Dehcho First Nations
  9. ^ Wrigley Infrastructure Profile
  10. ^ Chief Julian Yendo School
  11. ^ "Wrigley A" (CSV (3069 KB)). Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Climate ID: 2204000. Retrieved 2014-01-09.