Business News

Fish plant announcement on its way, says minister

February 15, 2018 - Hay River

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.

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Mine shines bright

December 1, 2017 - Gahcho Kue

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.

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GN responds to employee survey

November 19, 2017 - Nunavut

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.

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Sarliaq, Nolinor win Agnico Eagle contract

November 17, 2017 - Kivalliq

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.

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Customers to see dip in monthly power bill

November 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

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.”

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Two-week cap imposed on Kugluktuk caribou tags

November 5, 2017 - Kugluktuk

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.

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Yellowknife getting its first pot paraphernalia shop

November 2, 2017 - Yellowknife

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.

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