February 11 marks National Agriculture Day and the Northwest Territories (NWT) has lots to celebrate! Every community in the NWT has a community garden and almost every region has a commercial agriculture business.
One needs only to look to the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) to find women succeeding in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We asked eight of them what advice they would give young women interested in pursuing a career in science.
We know that the tourism industry creates jobs and a healthier economy, but what about the not-so-obvious benefits? #ValueOfTourismNWT is a series highlighting the ways the tourism industry contributes to our communities that can often be overlooked. Here's the first.
NWT Tourism has released its new Explorers’ Guide and this one packs a punch. The theme is transformational change; and it is based on the numerous stories that visitors have shared on how the NWT changed them in a significant way.
During Prime Time’s Power Pitch, Cox was given 15 minutes to pitch her film Food for the Rest of Us to leading Canadian and international industry executives. Not only did she walk away with valuable feedback, she also took home $35,000 (comprised of funding and in-kind services) for post-production work on her project.
Outside Alestine’s restaurant in Inuvik, a chalkboard welcomes customers with cheeky sayings like “We do not have WIFI. Talk to each other, pretend its 1995”. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows your name; except they don’t because there’s a steady stream of tourists filling seats and ordering the fish tacos. And that’s a great thing.
The pins at Yellowknife’s Kingpin Bowling Centre have been bouncing again since Jingling Liu and her two sons arrived in August 2017. The facility had been closed for almost half a year before she arrived under the Immigration Nominee Program, purchased the business and quickly got to work.
The Northwest Territories made history yesterday at AME Roundup in Vancouver. For the first time, an Indigenous government-owned business in Canada signed a contract to lead a mine site. And for the first time, a rare earths project is poised to begin in Canada.