Recent News

May 18, 2015
Karen K. Ho
Northern News Services


Bill Mercer may work for an exploration company in the business of searching for rare earth minerals, but he's already found a way to generate dramatic energy savings.
May 12, 2015

8,000 people estimated to attend weekend event featuring 160 vendors


Thousands of people flocked to the Multiplex this past weekend for the annual Yellowknife Trade Show.

May 11, 2015

NORTHERN JOURNAL - Meagan Wohlberg

Ten companies hold over 3 million hectares in oil and gas leases in the Beaufort Sea, along with numerous declared significant discovery areas.

Global oil prices may be down, but that isn’t stopping the NWT from encouraging companies to invest in infrastructure now to prepare for the eventual market rebound.

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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