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
The Town of Hay River has faced a number of problems in the water and sewer line replacement project on Wright Crescent. Read More
Managing a sweet-tooth craving is a traditional part of Halloween.
While many of those tasty treats come in the form of chocolate bars or candy corns one Yellowknifer is doing things a little bit differently. Read More
While the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) is busy collecting input from business owners in the region, the federal government – responding to public pressure – has scaled back some of its proposed tax reforms related to small businesses. Read More
Cambridge Bay-based Adlair Aviation botched its 2011 bid for a Kitikmeot medevac contract – which the company had held for the previous 20 years or so – and now must pay the Government of Nunavut’s court costs, a judge has ruled. Taloyoak-based Aqsaqniq Airways Ltd. – a partnership between Aqsaqniq Ltd. and Yellowknife-based Discovery Air subsidiary Air Tindi – won the contract instead. Read More
Many recent long-distance calls to and from Cambridge Bay have involved some degree of crackling and sometimes the line temporarily cuts out.
The problem has persisted for almost a month, varying between a nuisance and an obstacle to getting work done. Read More
Baffinland Iron Mines shipped 4.1 million tonnes of iron ore from Baffin Island to markets overseas between Aug. 2 and Oct. 17, the company announced on Oct. 18. Baffinland proclaimed that 56 Panamax cargo vessels, carrying an average of 72,600 tonnes of iron ore apiece over 75 days of open-water season, “marked the largest shipping program by volume ever executed in the Canadian High Arctic.”
No health and safety or environmental incidents occurred during transport, according to Baffinland. Read More
For people travelling to Iqaluit for medical travel, the news that Nova Hotels has bought the Discovery Boutique Hotel may be of interest.
Nova Hotels officially announced Oct. 16 that it has purchased the hotel. Read More
An agriculture conference focusing on food growers and producers – believed to be the first of its kind ever in the NWT – was held at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre last weekend. Read More