Recent News

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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May 31, 2013

Below is a link to learn about opportunities with the NWT Economic Strategy, a speech which was given in the Legislative Assembly today.

http://news.exec.gov.nt.ca/report-outlines-opportunities-for-new-nwt-economic-strategy/

May 30, 2013

Below you will find a link to Minister Ramsay speech on the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, from session today in the Legislative Assembley.

http://news.exec.gov.nt.ca/inuvik-to-tuktoyaktuk-highway-source-177-upgrade-minister-david-ramsay/

May 22, 2013

While there was no shortage of official business to attend to in nearly four days of meetings and presentations both delegates to, and officials of, the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) said the main event was the opportunity to network.

May 16, 2013

The Northwest Territories is promoting the idea of a "made-in-the-North" oil pipeline as a means to get Canadian crude to international markets, bypassing jurisdictions that have been less than keen on such developments.

"Certainly the Northwest Territories is in a good location when it comes to the possible routing of the pipeline north," David Ramsay, the territory's industry minister, said in a recent interview.

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.