Business

Farewell to Hwy 5 gravel

October 17, 2017

Highway 5’s final gravel section – which was completely chipsealed as of last month – was given a ceremonial farewell on Oct. 13. Read More

Working to help entrepreneurs

October 14, 2017

Entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn how to handle the essentials of operating a small business or non-profit as the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce makes its first foray into Small Business Week. The week-long event, scheduled for Sept 16 to 21, takes place across the country. Read More

First Air gets a makeover

October 13, 2017

First Air has cleared a new look for takeoff.

After 71 years in business, the arctic’s flagship airline has retired its multi-coloured sun logo and replaced it with a grey inuksuk graphic over a red background. Read More

Outstanding SAO recognized

October 13, 2017

Sambaa K’e’s Ruby Jumbo was named 2017’s Outstanding SAO of the Year by the Local Government Administrators of the NWT (LGANT) at the organization’s annual general meeting on Oct. 5 in Yellowknife. Read More

Transport Canada responds to wildlife board

October 8, 2017

In response to the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board calling for a shutdown of Northwest Passage routes between October and July to protect caribou, Transport Canada is reiterating its commitment to “engaging” with various agencies, organizations and governments to minimize the risk for caribou, according to Julie Leroux, communications adviser with Transport Canada. Read More

Qaggiavuut reaches design phase

October 1, 2017

Qaggiavuut’s dream of a performance centre for the territory is one step closer to reality with the addition of a world-class architecture firm to the team. Read More

Large barge takes to the highway

September 26, 2017

A large barge made its way through Hay River on Sept. 20 in the final part of a highway journey all the way from Edmonton to the Great Slave Lake, and later up the Mackenzie River to Norman Wells. Read More

Cam Bay hires cruise ship coordinator

August 2, 2017

 

Cathryn Epp is the cruise ship coordinator and economic development officer for the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay.

Cruise ship passengers from around the world coming to Cambridge Bay this summer don’t know it, but Cathryn Epp is racing to ensure they have a most memorable experience.
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Yk chamber spring trade show draws 8,300 visitors

May 25, 2017
Tiffany Thiem-Pennell, left, chats with Al Matesic at Good Times Soap Company booth at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce's Spring Trade show on the weekend of May 13. In the back left, business owner Karen Wood also chats with a visitor. Robin Grant/NNSL photo
Tiffany Thiem-Pennell, left, chats with Al Matesic at Good Times Soap Company booth at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Trade show on the weekend of May 13. In the back left, business owner Karen Wood also chats with a visitor. Robin Grant/NNSL photo

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North West Company buys airline

May 6, 2017

The North West Company (NWC), which owns and operates Northern and Northmart stores across Nunavut, announced April 28 it has purchased an air carrier and is terminating its cargo contracts with the Kivalliq- and Manitoba-servicing carrier Calm Air. Read More

Dollar store opens doors

May 2, 2017

If the crowd of people gathered waiting for the doors to open on April 29 is any indication, the new Great Canadian Dollar Store at the Wright Centre is off to a good start. Read More

Planned apartment appears stalled

April 18, 2017
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Image courtesy of City of Yellowknife
This drawing shows what an apartment building planned for a vacant lot on School Draw Ave. at the foot of Tin Can Hill. It would hold, 26, one, two and three bedroom apartments. City council gave the green light to the developer on Tuesday night. He now has to go through the regulatory process before he can start to build

A developer who planned to build a three-story, 26 unit apartment building on School Draw Avenue has yet to buy the land.

Alberta-based developer Robert Findlay told Yellowknifer last August that in a perfect world he wanted to get construction underway before cold weather set in last winter. Read More

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