Recent News

September 26, 2012

The NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines is issuing a challenge to candidates running for election in the October 15, 2012 Yellowknife election.  Tell voters what you will do to grow and strengthen Yellowknife’s economy by working with the minerals industry. 

September 18, 2012

Premier Bob McLeod spoke at the Shanghai Tourism Bureau yesterday and at a Canadian Tourism Commission event in Beijing on Friday to promote the NWT as a spectacular destination for Chinese visitors.

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September 18, 2012

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay has given his support to the multi-lateral Growing Forward 2 Agreement for Agriculture. This sets the stage for bilateral negotiations to take place between the federal and territorial governments on a new five-year joint funding agreement for agriculture in the NWT. Ministers of Agriculture and Agri-foods met in Whitehorse last week.

September 14, 2012

Premier McLeod spoke at the Canada China Business Council today as part of a premiers’ panel to encourage foreign investment in the territory’s mining, oil and gas, and hydro industries.

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September 14, 2012

N.W.T. Premier Bob McLeod wrapped up his first day of meetings in Beijing on Thursday, along with other premiers and hundreds of delegates from across Canada who are trying to improve trade relations with China.The focus for the N.W.T. team includes raising awareness about tourism, resource development and luxury products. 

September 12, 2012

With global commodity prices slowing, the economy of the North isn't going to be as strong as predicted this year but it will still outperform the rest of the country, according to the Conference Board of Canada.

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September 11, 2012

Scientists call it the Amazon of the North and they fear the Mackenzie River Basin, an extensive watershed three times the size of France, is under threat.

But it's not the massive hydroelectric project that the British Columbia government wants to build or the Alberta oil sands that pose the greatest risk to the river system that flows from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Yukon and Nunavut into the Northwest Territories to the Arctic Ocean.

August 23, 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially announced the creation of Canada's 44th national park, Nááts’ihch’oh (pronounced ‘Naats-each-choh’), at the headwaters of the South Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories.

August 21, 2012

The addition of a fourth diamond pipe to the life-of-mine plan for Diavik Diamond Mine, has extended the NWT diamond mine's forecasted life to 2023. Harry Winston Diamond Corp. released the updated life-of-mine plan Monday, which determined Diavik's net present value to be $2.6 billion. Read more here: