Recent News

January 17, 2013

The Government of the Northwest Territories congratulates the Native Communications Society and NCS Productions on the premiere of the first indigenous documentary series produced entirely in the Northwest Territories using a full northern cast and crew.

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January 14, 2013

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to announce it has granted Deepak International Ltd  (DIL) with Approved NWT Diamond Manufacturer (ANDM) status. As an ANDM, DIL is qualified to purchase a portion of the 10% of NWT rough diamond production offered by NWT diamond producers to NWT cutting and polishing operations.

January 8, 2013

Yellowknife, NWT - TerraX Minerals Ltd. is set to acquire the Northbelt gold mining leases in the Yellowknife area for $211,000.  

The Vancouver-based company has entered into a period of due diligence, and officials will be visiting the area this week to inspect the claims.

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December 7, 2012

YELLOWKNIFE (December 6, 2012) – Public engagement and discussion in the development of a comprehensive economic opportunities strategy for the Northwest Territories begins this month. 

Once completed, Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister, David Ramsay, says the strategy will serve as a launch pad to strengthen and diversify the NWT economy.

December 5, 2012

About 100 people walked across the Deh Cho Bridge near Fort Providence, N.W.T., Friday for its official opening.

The bridge is the first year-round road link across the Mackenzie River to communities in N.W.T.'s North Slave region, including the capital Yellowknife. It replaces a ferry and a winter ice crossing.

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December 5, 2012

After two and a half years of planning, Brad Mapes has finally received territorial government approval to embark on a wood pellet mill project. 

Located on a 130-acre patch of land four kilometres north of Enterprise, the mill should be completed by next summer, with plans to start selling pellets by 2014.

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December 4, 2012

It’s been a decade in the making and more than $200-million in the building, but the 1,045-metre Deh Cho bridge has finally established a permanent crossing over the Mackenzie River – a monumental waterway where the seasonal freeze-up and ice break-up previously blocked an essential transport route for weeks at a time.

December 3, 2012

(Yellowknife, NT - November 27, 2012) Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan) survey of mineral exploration companies forcasts 2012 northern exploration expenditures dropping in Nunavut and Yukon and rising in the Northwest Territories.

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November 27, 2012

The new and improved Bluefish hydro dam in the Northwest Territories is finished.

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation says the $37.4 million project was completed last week. It is the power corporation’s biggest construction project ever.

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