National Canadian Film Day was celebrated in Yellowknife and Hay River on April 17th this year. Elijah and The Rock Creature was the film of choice for both communities and was filmed in various locations in the South Slave. The film Grizzly’s, a Canadian feature, and the short film Sapsuckers, about the Birch syrup farm near Yellowknife, were also shown in Hay River.
We know the North can capture a filmmaker’s imagination. From Disney movies and Discovery Channel programming to television advertising, our North is increasingly being accessed by producers looking for unique, new and exotic locations.
Friday last week, Minister Schumann joined Nancy Orem Lyman of the Diamond Empowerment Fund and Winter Bailey of the Mine Training Society to announce $25,000 in scholarships for students in mining-related fields. But what is the Diamond Empowerment Fund, and why does it matter to the Northwest Territories? We sat down with Orem Lyman for a Q+A session to find out.
The popular Ranney Hill Trail, beloved by day-hikers and dogs alike, is getting an upgrade. ITI is working alongside 10 private sector and not-for-profit organizations to create the Ranney Hill Geological Interpretive Trail.
April 16th is the day that we’ve all been waiting for. Check your gear and grab your marshmallows because the NWT Parks website opens tomorrow for bookings! Here are some quick tips to help you get that coveted site for the days you want.