Recent News

September 5, 2013

The company that owns the North's largest diamond mine says a new mining deposit there could potentially extend the life of the Ekati mine by more than a decade.

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August 26, 2013

Mining companies are set to meet with government this week in Yellowknife. Top of the agenda are concerns about regulatory delays and the expense of working in the North.

"If a well cost $5 million to drill in Alberta, currently that well could cost $30- to $50-million in the N.W.T." says Henry Sykes, president of MGM Energy Corp.

July 31, 2013

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation has officially unveiled its new Bluefish hydro dam.

The corporation bought Bluefish for $10 million a decade ago.

Leaders and politicians say the $37-million dam will pay for itself many times over its lifespan.

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July 16, 2013

An energy company is considering connecting two NWT hydroelectric systems through a transmission line west of Great Slave Lake. 

NT Energy, a sister company of Northwest Territories Power Corporation, is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to examine the concept, which could involve about a 1,000-kilometre transmission line and cost more than $400 million.

July 12, 2013

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation is starting to look at a massive project to connect hydro systems in the territory.

The project’s costs would dwarf those of the Dehcho Bridge construction, which ballooned to over $200 million.

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June 27, 2013

Northern Mining Congratulates Canada on Regulatory Improvements (June 20, 2013) The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines congratulates Canadaon the approval of Bill C-47 – the Northern Jobs and Growth Act, which received Royal Assent late yesterday.  Its two key components, the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NUPPAA) and the Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board Act are welcome de

June 25, 2013

Leaders in the Northwest Territories sign a final devolution deal with the federal government today to transfer authority over land, water, and resources to the territory.

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June 11, 2013

Held this year from June 10-15, NWT Mining Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the crucial role that mining plays in our daily lives. The mining sector employs more than 3,000 people in the territory and its four producing mines contribute $770 million in annual spending.

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June 3, 2013

The N.W.T. government plans to start construction on the fiber optic link up the Mackenzie Valley next winter.

Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger says it will make Inuvik a hot spot for Arctic research, and also help to better connect northerners.

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