Recent News

May 22, 2014

The grand opening of the NWT Diamond Centre takes place today in Yellowknife, the Diamond Capital of North America™. The Centre, owned and operated by Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd., is an added draw for tourists interested in seeing the journey diamonds make from mine to market. Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay was in attendance for the opening.

May 16, 2014

OTTAWAMay 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's territories are outperforming most of their provincial counterparts economically, according to The Conference Board of Canada's "How Canada Performs: Economy" report card.

April 10, 2014

NWT Chamber of Commerce AGN and Business Conference taking place right now!
Devolution changes everything. It’s not a question of whether we proceed, but how quickly we succeed. So, we’ve assembled a program that defines the new beginning: Devolution 101 and looks ahead to new economic opportunities. And you’ll hear some of the top business success stories of 2013. You don’t want to miss it!


April 2, 2014

YELLOWKNIFE (April 1, 2014) – The transfer of responsibilities for public land, water and resources in the NWT is now complete.


March 10, 2014

Aurora Wood Pellet’s main proponent Brad Mapes breathed a sigh of relief last week as Fort Resolution took a significant step towards supplying raw material for a proposed wood pellet mill in Enterprise.

On Feb. 19, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on forest industry development in the area was signed in Yellowknife.

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February 11, 2014

The N.W.T. government wants to attract 2,000 more residents over the next five years, to help grow the territory's economy, says the finance minister.

It's one of the highlights of the N.W.T.'s 2014-2015 budget, unveiled this afternoon in Yellowknife.

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January 28, 2014

YELLOWKNIFE (January 21, 2014) – The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) moves closer to reality with the announcement today by Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger that three proponents have been shortlisted, pursuant to the GNWT’s Request For Qualifications on the project.

The three shortlisted proponents are:

  • ATCO Electric Ltd.
  • Northern Lights Fibre
  • Plenary Group Canada Ltd.


December 3, 2013

 The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and Minister for the Arctic Council, today announced an investment for research into opportunity readiness to support development and implementation of a five-year economic development strategy for the City of Yellowknife.

November 22, 2013

YELLOWKNIFE (November 21, 2013) – The new Northwest Territories (NWT) Mineral Development Strategy establishes a comprehensive plan to ensure the long-term growth of a sustainable mining industry that will create jobs and economic opportunities for the people of the NWT.

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November 14, 2013

Northwest Territories is a land filled with vast mineral potential, rich in both resources and opportunity. Industry interest in this potential continues to rise and the Government of the Northwest Territories is actively working to ensure resource development is environmentally sustainable and benefits the residents, communities and businesses of the NWT.

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