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Federal government announces $2.2 billion for Northern mine clean up

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, announced on Monday that $2.2 billion is being given for the reclamation of eight Northern mines through the new Northern Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program. The remediation funding will go...

NWT faces economic slump as mines mature, says Conference Board of Canada

While a mining boom is boosting growth in neighbouring territories, the NWT's economy will likely stumble as its mines pass peak production, according to a Conference Board of Canada report. After a roughly 2 per...

EDITORIAL: Road to resources a northern priority

Diamond mines are the bloodstream for the NWT and Yellowknife, a source of economic vitality in the wake of the gold rush that birthed this city in the first place. For most of the community's...

Controversial figure speaks at NWT Chamber of Commerce

In the public debate over climate change, Vivian Krause is a controversial figure. The Vancouver-based blogger has written critically about how American environmental organizations are funding the Canadian anti-pipeline movement. On April 11, she was the keynote...
North of Yellowknife lies the four most promising sites for drilling and resource development for TerraX named Homer, Barney, Sam Otto and Crestaurum. Courtesy of TerraX

TerraX update on Yellowknife City Gold project

TerraX president David Suda says the Yellowknife City Gold project is still five to ten years away from entering production. “If we meet our goals ... it shouldn't be long before the project gets momentum...

Panel and industry reps discuss why more Nunavut youth aren’t into mining

Industry champions are getting serious about interesting the younger generation in mining careers. Each year, the Nunavut Mining Symposium gathers hundreds of industry-related workers in the capital to share information about multiple topics but, for...

Nunavut’s economy will see very high growth in coming years, says GN economist

The territory’s immediate economic forecast is looking good, with very high growth in the next four years, though it must overcome challenges in the longer term, such as graduating more students from high school...

Baffinland CEO makes a case for mine expansion

A proposed railway and many more cargo ships are the major concerns Baffinland Iron Mines’ CEO Brian Penney is hearing about in relation to the miner’s phase two expansion proposal, which would increase shipping...

60-carat NWT diamond to be sold in Europe

A 60.59 carat yellow rough diamond unearthed at Gahcho Kue in October will make its way to Europe to be sold next week. Mountain Province Diamonds, which owns 49% of the mine announced in a...

552-carat diamond unearthed at Diavik

Dominion Diamond Mines announced it has recovered the largest known gem-quality diamond ever found in North America. The 552.74-carat diamond was unearthed at Diavik Diamond Mine in October, and broke the previous record of 187.7-carat...

Mineral production rising, exploration falling

Mineral production in the Northwest Territories passed the $2-billion mark in 2017, according to preliminary estimates from Natural Resources Canada, but exploration appears to be declining. The federal department projects the total value of NWT...

Exploration and deposit appraisal spending drops for third-straight year

The federal government is projecting a drop in exploration and deposit appraisal spending in Northwest Territories for a third consecutive year. Natural Resources Canada estimates that $70.9 million was spent in NWT in 2017, down...