Average retail gasoline prices in NWT remained stable in the past week, averaging 121.52 cents per litre, stated GasBuddy’s daily survey of 17 gas outlets.

This compares with the national average that increased 1.8 cents per litre in the last week, to 120.13 cents per litre.

Including the change in gas prices in NWT during the past week, prices were 1.6 cents per litre higher than the same day one year ago and are unchanged versus a month ago.

The national average has increased two cents per litre during the last month and stands 13.7 cents per litre higher than this day one year ago.

Meanwhile, Alberta is 112.55 cents per litre, up 1.9 cents per litre from last week’s 110.64 cents per litre. Gas is cheaper in Edmonton.

Report released on mineral resources act

The GNWT has unveiled its What We Heard report on public engagements on developing a new NWT Mineral Resources Act.

The public engagements encompassed seven communities and submissions collected by email, social media, telephone and mail.

GNWT representatives visited Yellowknife, Norman Wells, Inuvik, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Fort Smith and Behchoko.

The analysis of the findings was completed with the International Institute for Sustainable Development – a consulting firm specializing in natural resource governance.

“I would like to thank everyone who participated in this public engagement process,” stated Wally Schumann, minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, in a Jan. 23 news release.

“We heard you. We listened. And we are going to use this information to make sure your perspectives are considered in the final product.”

Det’on Cho buys G&G Expediting

Det’on Cho Logistics has bought G&G Expediting, another major NWT logistics company, stated a recent news release.

The combined company will have 34 full-time workers and 16 seasonal workers.

Det’on Cho Corporation, itself fully owned by the Yellowknives Dene, is the majority owner of Det’on Cho Logistics.

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