Women now account for a significant portion of the NWT mining work force, and local and Indigenous employees account for around half. This is a guest feature from the Diamond Producers Association on how the NWT's diamond industry is leading the way.
On November 21, the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum’s tradeshow floor buzzed with activity as Premier Bob McLeod, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) Wally Schumann, and their Cabinet colleagues hosted a meet-and-greet event. Here's a recap.
South Slave residents were the first to enjoy screenings last week of the much-anticipated film Three Feathers. Based on the graphic novel by Richard Van Camp, and illustrated by Neiva (Krystal) Mateus, Three Feathers is a story of restorative justice for three young men in a small community.
Perhaps the single-greatest resource for mineral explorers is geoscience information. The Northwest Territories has taken that seriously, employing some of the top geological talent in Canada to get in the field, and map the territory’s prodigious potential. Edith Martel is one of them.
How can small communities benefit from development? What kind of business opportunities do mines bring? How do I get the skills to make a career in natural resource development? These were the questions on the docket at the first-ever K’atlodeeche First Nation Mining Symposium. With the GNWT’s help, the symposium brought expertise from government and beyond to answer them in Hay River.
Yesterday marked one year since the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway opened our Arctic year-round more than ever before. Here’s a look back at some of the sights and stories from the first year, and the investments we made to help make it happen.