The GNWT won’t be breaking ground this spring for a new fish plant in Hay River but that doesn’t mean plans aren’t in the works.
In October, it announced that, after discussion with the federal Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation and fishers in Hay River, it had decided to proceed with building a new facility. Read More
The Great Slave Sauna Society’s GoFundMe campaign to design and build a permanent floating community-use wood-fired sauna on Great Slave Lake has been launched.
The non-profit group’s 60-day drive to raise $20,000 by March 31 had raised $1,100 by Feb. 2.
The proposed $500-million Grays Bay Road and Port project will undergo a full environmental assessment, the federal government revealed last week. Read More
A number of people weighing in on Canada’s National Housing Strategy are giving the federal government a pat on the back for acknowledging the North’s unique housing needs. Read More
Gahcho Kue Mine released third-quarter results this week.
During the first 10 months of 2017, the mine – owned and operated by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds – produced over five million diamond carats. De Beers Canada CEO Kim Truter stated much of the early success could be attributed to the “tremendous project phase” which set the mine up with the right technical, safety and economic cultures.
An entrepreneurial interpreter/translator is aiming to rebuild a professional society for those who work in the field. Read More
It has been almost a year since the electricity franchise for the Town of Hay River officially expired with Northland Utilities (NWT) Ltd. Read More
Nunavut-based Sarliaq Aviation — in partnership with Quebec transporter Nolinor Aviation — has signed a 10-year deal with Agnico Eagle Mines to provide air transportation for employees and cargo from Montreal and Abitibi-Temiscamingue to the company’s Kivalliq mining projects. Read More
A Government of Nunavut employee survey that showed non-Inuit workers receive more formal training than Inuit workers is not reflective of many new GN initiatives, says a senior bureaucrat.
The 2016 survey results, released earlier this month, revealed that 76 per cent of non-Inuit survey respondents and 52 per cent of Inuit survey respondents had received formal training within the past year. Read More
Would you buy a fidget spinner made of caribou antler?
Cambridge Bay’s Thomas Kaohina hopes so. His innovative idea is one of many that have arisen among budding Kitikmeot entrepreneurs who are getting a grounding in how to run a business. Read More
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has awarded a 10-year air transportation contract to Nunavut’s Sarliaq Aviation and Quebec partner Nolinor Aviation.
“Sarliaq Aviation and Nolinor have worked together since 2010, and we are thrilled to continue our partnership through this new contract,” stated Sarliaq president Silu Panniuq. Read More
What began as a way to salvage food, has turned into a fight against hunger.
After a decade of emptiness in a small NWT town there a place to sit down and grab a bite to eat. Read More
Members of K’atlodeeche First Nation will be voting later this month on whether to ratify an agreement with the federal government over agricultural benefits in Treaty 8.
The Crown’s agricultural commitments in Treaty 8 are often referred to as the “cows and plows” promise. Read More
Industry accomplishments were recognized during a recent conference hosted by Northwest Territories Tourism.
Yellowknife residents will be getting a lighter power bill next month, after Northland Utilities netted higher revenues than projected, said the territorial regulator on Monday.
“Last year, they earned 13 per cent and they were approved for 8.5 per cent,” said NWT Public Utilities Board chairman Gordon Van Tighem Monday.
“So they pay it back by reducing the rate by 1.8 per cent a month.”
Hunters in Kugluktuk will now have two weeks after the date of issue to make use of their Bluenose East caribou tags.
The Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization, at a meeting attended by close to 20 of its members on Nov. 1, voted to adopt the rule to ensure a greater number of members have access to caribou tags. Read More
Eric Binion is a coffee connoisseur.
He loves it — and drinks a lot of it. But when Binion first relocated to Yellowknife five years ago, something was missing from his morning cup of joe. Read More
As the countdown to marijuana legalization continues, a new paraphernalia store is looking to help Yellowknifers who want to imbibe, do so in style.
Premium MJ, a shop aimed toward the sale of marijuana accessories and goodies, is planning to open its doors to the public next month.
Sara Murphy, 28, came across the idea of opening Premium MJ after the Government of Canada announced the legalization of marijuana. The owner of Yellowknife Tattoos and Harleys Hard Rock Saloon said she just wanted to make sure residents had the proper tools necessary to prepare for the anticipated July 2018 legalization date. Read More