Recent News

May 15, 2013

HOUSTON (May 10, 2013) Northwest Territories’ resource potential was front and centre at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas this week.

May 15, 2013

Yellowknife, NWT - A new Old Town brew-pub has been given the green light by Yellowknife city council, but under some conditions.

Monday night councillors voted to require the pub provide 12 vehicle parking spots, a rack for at least six bicycles, and meet other by-law requirements.

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May 6, 2013

The Northwest Territories Chamber of Commerce is trying to breathe new life into the territory's manufacturing industry.

It's reviving a program called "Made in NWT," which highlights locally-made products from t-shirts to floor joists.

The manufacturing sector in the Northwest Territories took a big hit when the global economy slumped in 2008. But Mike Bradshaw at the Chamber of Commerce said he believes manufacturing could once again become a viable industry in the North.

May 2, 2013

 Northwest Territories (NWT) Commissioner George Tuccaro and Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty took part in the launch of Northern Scene at the National Arts Centre (NAC) yesterday. More than 70 artists from multiple disciplines will be representing the NWT during the festival, which will be held in Ottawa from April 25 to May 4, 2013

May 1, 2013

CDETNO is proud to announce the extension of its quality career development services by becoming the Career Center’s new administrator, a facility that delivers bilingual services to job seekers and employers in the Northwest Territories.

The Career Center – previously known as the Genesis Group Career Centre – will provide all of CDETNO’s employability services including:

April 29, 2013

Made in the NWT expanded its support for the manufacturing sector over the course of the past year by: publishing new program guidelines; reaching into the retail sector with new merchandise tags and storefront poster; and launching a new web site

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April 26, 2013

 Record prices for Northwest Territories (NWT) furs marketed under the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur (GMVF) label means strong returns to NWT trappers.

In a reflection of the fur world’s increasing demand for luxury goods, last month’s fur auction in Seattle was the most successful sale in the history of the Fur Harvesting Association and will result in a total projected return to NWT trappers of almost $1.5 million.

April 19, 2013

The economic "promise" of the NWT has secured its capital city as the location for the eighth full-service branch of the aboriginal-owned First Nations Bank of Canada.

First Nations bank chairman and CEO Keith Martell made the announcement on April 11 in Yellowknife, where the chartered national bank's annual shareholders meeting was held for the first time north of 60.

April 17, 2013

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES--(Marketwired - April 17, 2013) - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and Minister for the Arctic Council today announced funding to help identify the regional opportunities and requirements so communities can participate in and benefit from offshore oil and gas exploration.

April 12, 2013

The Dominion Diamond Corporation became the first Canadian company to hold a majority share in a diamond mine after it acquired 80 per cent interest in N.W.T.’s Ekati mine Wednesday.