Japanese bakery finally set to open

March 21, 2018

After seizing first place in the Win Your Space YK contest last year, which earned him a free one-year lease in downtown Yellowknife, business owner Seiji Suzuki expects his Japanese-style bakery Ja-Pain to open by the end of April. Read More

Action at Pine Point

March 12, 2018

Pine Point’s new owner is signaling an aggressive push towards getting the site’s lead-zinc stores estimated and the financial feasibility of the project defined. Read More

Kivalliq clothing talent on the rise

March 1, 2018

Arviat-based Hinaani Design was recognized for its craft work by capturing the 2018 Northern Lights Best Product Award during the mammoth trade show’s closing banquet in Ottawa on Feb. 3. Read More

Fish plant announcement on its way, says minister

February 15, 2018

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

New marine training facility announced

February 11, 2018

A new marine training facility has been announced to be established in a section of the old headquarters building of the defunct Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL). Read More

Floating sauna campaign heats up

February 2, 2018

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.

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Promising signs at Ptarmigan Mine

January 24, 2018

TerraX Minerals Inc. fell short of its $10 million exploration goal, but there are promising signs at the old Ptarmigan Mine site, recently purchased by the company. Read More

Dark age for Northern oil

January 13, 2018

Just before Christmas, the joint venture behind the Mackenzie Gas Project announced the project was finally, officially dead. “Thank God they put it out of its misery,” says oil and gas consultant Doug Matthews. Read More

Mine shines bright

December 1, 2017

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.

Signs of life in NWT mining

November 25, 2017

A resurgent diamond industry and an increase in staking, offset by 437 cancelled claims, marks this past year as one of tempered optimism for the NWT mineral industry. Read More

Local languages at grocery stores

November 25, 2017

The North West Company has translated 80 to 100 items into a local Indigenous language at each of 15 stores across the NWT, as well as in Nunavut and Alaska, as of last month. Read More