Deputy Minister for Industry, Tourism and Investment Tom Jensen made the GNWT’s case on economic development as an important part of a road map to sovereignty and security at the Arctic Security Working Group meetings last week.
When Manuel Jorge moved to the North in the 1980s, it was to make a living retrofitting and building new homes in the communities. He soon saw opportunity in manufacturing and assembling essential building components in the North.
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.