Business

NNSL Business and Industry Stories

Shipping companies blame extensive ice, Coast Guard for sealift delays

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Impassable sea ice in some Nunavut waters coupled with too few Coast Guard ships has led to sealift delays of up to three weeks this year, according to the heads of sealift companies serving Nunavut.

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Private event pushes public from downtown park

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Concerns have been raised over the use of public parks after a private function took over a large portion of Somba K’e Civic Plaza, a popular public space last week.

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Dangers of pot usage to be addressed by driving schools

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

As law enforcement and educators in Yellowknife prepare for the legalization of marijuana this fall, another institution in the city is quietly shifting gears to address new realities for young people and impairment behind the wheel: driving schools.

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Local cafe owner wins entrepreneurial award

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Jawah Bernier opened her very first business at 24 and has since watched her cafe Birchwood Coffee Ko grow into a community and a labour of love.

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Turaarvik Inns North gets total makeover in Rankin Inlet

August 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Turaarvik Inns North is undergoing a massive overhaul in Rankin Inlet this month.

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Sushi Cafe reopens after crash

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Sushi Cafe has reopened after a stolen truck ran into the front of the business in mid-July.

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Transportation industry unlikely to see rebates

July 29, 2018 - NWT

The GNWT has released it’s proposal for implementing carbon pricing across the territory.

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She Takes the Cake looks for new, loving owner

July 25, 2018 - Hay River

The owner of She Takes the Cake is putting the beloved Hay River cafe up for sale.

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The case for a road

July 22, 2018 - NWT

Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann said a highway up the Mackenzie Valley will have a huge impact on the NWT – as will each step along the way.

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The GNWT’s next big ask

July 21, 2018 - NWT

Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann says the GNWT is going to push hard for an all-weather road to the Slave Geological Province in the federal government’s next round of National Trade Corridor funding later this year.

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Yellowknife’s best kept caffeine secret

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s rarely open and when it is, it’s hard to get to but when it’s open Mario’s Marvelous Movie Emporium is one of Yellowknife’s best kept secrets.

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No occupant for shuttered visitors centre building

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Repairs to the Northern Frontier Visitor’s Centre won’t necessarily spell a return of visitors services to the building, which shut its doors in 2017, in need of tender loving care to remain safely open to the public, say officials.

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De Beers acquires Peregrine Diamonds

July 19, 2018

 

Peregrine Diamonds, with its advancing Chidliak diamond project 120 km from Iqaluit, is now property of global mining giant De Beers.

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No cannabis plebiscite in Hay River

July 19, 2018 - Hay River

Cannabis will be sold legally in Hay River after prohibition of the substance lifts on October 17.

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Sorting out the regulatory review for an airline merger

July 18, 2018 - Nunavut/NWT

Canada’s Competition Bureau is aware of the proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North and will review the ramifications.

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Council approves design money for Courtoreille

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

Courtoreille Street could be getting a makeover.

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Hit and run at Sushi Cafe could have been on purpose: owners

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

A hit and run that took place over the weekend may have been a targeted attack, says the family that runs Sushi Cafe.

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Naujaat bakery delivers on fresh breads and tasty pastries

July 14, 2018 - Naujaat

Naujaat’s is the only member Co-op store in Nunavut with its own bakery, and Cheryl Siusangnark is the baker.

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First Air, Canadian North to merge airlines

July 6, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Longtime competitors First Air and Canadian North announced Friday that they’re joining forces to form a single airline.

The airline will function under the name Canadian North and will feature First Air’s marketing brand, including its recently adopted inukshuk logo.

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NWT diamond purchased for record-breaking price

July 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

Gahcho Kue has set a new company record with a 95-carat gem diamond recovered from its mine – a gem of top clarity, states a news release from Mountain Province Diamonds.

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Pondering passenger rights in the North

July 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

Northern Canada has different needs than southern Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) was told in Yellowknife during consultations last week on new air passenger rights.

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Field of dreams in Hay River

July 4, 2018 - Hay River

The Boden family has 48 acres and plan.

On their property just outside of Hay River, Anne Boden and her husband Peter want to start the largest commercial produce farm in the Northwest Territories.

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China trip markets uniqueness of North

July 1, 2018 - NWT

Northwest Territories Tourism has a new partnership with China-based creative agency, Flow Creative, to amplify tourism opportunities to Chinese consumers.

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Tagoona new Kivalliq chamber president

June 29, 2018 - Kivalliq

Patrick Tagoona of Rankin Inlet was selected to lead the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce (KCC) during the chamber’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Rankin on June 18 and 19.

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Hay River women tackle business training

June 28, 2018 - Hay River

An intense and extensive entrepreneurial training program for women is underway in Hay River.

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Pellet mill slowly moving forward

June 9, 2018 - Hay River

Right now, Aurora Wood Pellets proprietor Brad Mapes says he’s focused on setting up the business’s logistics site, four kilometres north of Enterprise.

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Fresh produce – and faces – at opening day of farmers market

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Chilly temperatures and grey skies weren’t enough to keep people from flocking to the opening day of the Yellowknife Farmers Market.

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New Tim’s owners providing all-day breakfast

June 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

New owners at Tim Hortons are bringing in some fresh new concepts.

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BUSINESS BITS: Museum chef cooks up new location

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre’s head chef at the Museum Cafe will be heading across the road.

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Feds, GNWT announce $5.6 million for NWT agriculture

May 23, 2018 - Hay River

Joint federal-territorial funding to help develop the agricultural sector in the NWT was formally announced in Hay River on May 18.

The money is in a new federal-territorial agreement under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

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