Recent News

November 22, 2012

Premier McLeod is at the Energy Charrette in Yellowknife. To read his opening speech, click here

November 21, 2012

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (November 16, 2012) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, met today with members of the northern business community to speak about the benefits of the Harper Government’s proposed Northern Jobs and Growth Act.

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November 19, 2012

The fifth biennial Northern Economic Development Practitioners (NEDP) Conference is scheduled to take place in Yellowknife November 27 – 29, 2012.

The NEDP Conference will bring together over one hundred Economic Development Practitioners from across the Northwest Territories and is held in partnership between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada.

November 16, 2012

The GNWT is hosting the 2012 Northwest Territories Energy Charrette November 20-23 in Yellowknife.

This two and a half day event will include representatives from municipalities, Aboriginal governments, community groups, the GNWT and industry. Delegates will discuss questions related to energy supply and management in the Northwest Territories. Input received during the Charette will be used in drafting the 2013 Energy Plan.

November 14, 2012

The Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum is underway in the capital city. It is taking place November 13-15, 2012. The schedule can be viewed here:

November 1, 2012

The Fall 2012 issue of Canadian Mining Magazine travels North of 60 to explore mining in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  Click Here to download.

October 30, 2012

A new federally-certified egg-grading station for the Northwest Territories officially opened Friday in Hay River.  

October 16, 2012

Mark Heyck has won the race to become Yellowknife’s 14th mayor. Heyck, who was the city’s deputy mayor, had an early lead and never lost it.

The outgoing mayor had endorsed Heyck. While voters chose to stay the course with their pick for mayor, they overwhelmingly chose new blood for council.

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October 10, 2012

The GNWT has been named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, an annual award recognizing employers who provide exceptional workplaces for their employees and lead their industries in recruitment and retention practices.

October 4, 2012

Premier McLeod is in Edmonton discussing the great potential of the Northwest Territories. To read his speech, follow this link: