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NNSL Business and Industry Stories

Cam Bay cab company expanding to Kugluktuk, Rankin Inlet

From left, Ziggy's Taxi driver Jeffrey Komak, cab company co-owners Elaine Zikalala and Charles Zikalala and driver Leonard Epilon stand with two of the company's cabs in Cambridge Bay. Zikalala is planning to offer taxi service in Kugluktuk and Rankin Inlet by October. photo courtesy of Charles Zikalala
September 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Ice spoils cruise ship season in some communities

September 10, 2018 - Kitikmeot

A summer of extensive ice in the Queen Maud Gulf prevented any cruise ships from getting into Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay.

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Copperhouse consultant clarifies fired chef’s status

September 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

A controversial dismissal of a migrant employee at Copperhouse Eatery and Lounge has caused some confusion about how immigration papers are processed and what are the best avenues for protecting newcomers with appropriate status.

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Great Slave Helicopters granted bankruptcy protection

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Great Slave Helicopters, one of three Yellowknife-based subsidiary companies belonging to Discovery Air, is restructuring its operations and selling assets, stated a Canadian News Wire news release yesterday.

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Fat Fox building demolished over the weekend

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The plot thickens with the future of Range Street as the historical building that housed the Fat Fox was demolished over the weekend.

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Fat Fox building to be demolished within days

August 30, 2018

The plot thickens on what the future holds for 50 Street now that the owners of the old Diner building are confirming the historic eatery will be demolished within days.

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Twenty years and counting at Co-op

August 30, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Kissarvik Co-op retail store manager Glenn Woodford was recognized for his 20 years of service to Arctic Co-operatives during a special ceremony for long-service awards held in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 17.

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Copperhouse co-owner grilled after chef fired

August 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

The co-owner of a popular restaurant is responding to recent accusations that his acting head chef was unjustly fired.

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Diavik targets increased productivity with new kimberlite pipe

August 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Diavik Diamond Mine expects to sustain productivity for the next four years after tapping into a new source of diamonds last week.

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Windstorm rips off steel siding from Yk downtown highrise

August 22, 2018

Sheets of steel siding were pulled from the side of the Bellanca Building office tower in downtown Yellowknife during a violent windstorm overnight.

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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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