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Charles Klengenberg, IRC Director of Lands , Patrick Gruben, IDC Chair, Duane Smith, IRC Chair and CEO, Shane Thompson, Minister of ENR and Lands, Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, Grand Chief/President, Gwich’in Tribal Council, Katrina Nokleby, Minister of ITI and Infrastructure, Joy O’Neill, GTC Economic Development Officer, James Thorbourne, GTC Interim Chief Operating Officer. photo courtesy of the Government of the Northwest Territories

Collateral damage – where do Indigenous economies fit in climate change crusade

There has been heavy criticism of the mining industry in our opinion newspages lately, notably Yellowknifer columnist and community commentator Nancy Vail and Joan Kuyek, formerly national coordinator of Mining Watch Canada. Both are excellent...

Indigenous self-determination in mineral sector gets a boost

The Government of the Northwest Territories took advantage of a major international mining conference to advance Indigenous self-determination in the mineral sector. The  GNWT announced the release of two regional mineral strategies -- one by...

AT YOUR SERVICE: Alternatives North shines a light on social, environmental justice in the...

Serving the community comprises a variety of activities, and sometimes that includes shaking things up and questioning established patterns of thinking. Referred to years ago in a News/North editorial as the “unofficial opposition” of the...

Former head of mining watchdog calls for NWT to change industry

Industry analyst and community organizer Joan Kuyek aims to "put mining in its place." At an Alternatives North talk at Northern United Place Jan. 14, Kuyek discussed her book Unearthing Justice, which she said covers...

Future uncertain for Hope Bay gold mining as TMAC seeks financial help

TMAC Resources, owner of the Doris North gold mine at Hope Bay, needs more money to continue to expand operations and is willing to consider selling the Kitikmeot property. The junior miner announced Monday that...

Feds give $500,000 to promote Northern mining at minerals confab

The federal government is contributing $500,000 over three years to a campaign to promote Northern Canadian mining at a major minerals conference held annually in Toronto, as announced in a Jan. 19 press release. The...

A ‘banner year’ at Pine Point for Osisko Metals

Osisko Metals Inc. is lauding its exploration work last year at Pine Point. "2019 was another banner year for Osisko Metals with the release of the updated 52-million-tonne mineral resource estimate for Pine Point, confirming...

Feds give $500,000 to assist northern resource development

The federal government will grant $500,000 over the next three years to spur resource development in the north, according to a Sunday announcement from the AME mining conference in Vancouver. The money will support Invest...

Editorial: If Glowworm Lake could keep the lights on

Diamond mines working on ways to extend their lives and a rare earth experiment scoring a win in the approvals process made for a handful of positive Northern business stories to start 2020. And news...

De Beers plans Gahcho Kue exploration

De Beers is moving to expand exploration at its Gahcho Kue diamond mine. In a Dec. 31 submission to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, the miner indicated it would be exploring 11 targets...

Mine safety worker reflects on how to save a life

The annual Mine Rescue Competition puts emergency skills on display, and Richard Church knows first hand how that readiness can translate into saving a life. While working for Baffinland Iron Mines several years ago, one...

Tales from the trail: New mega-mine could affect caribou

Last weekend (Nov. 24), the deadline closed for public submissions on the Teck Frontier Mine in northeastern Alberta, which, if approved will be the largest oil sands development in North America. If created as planned,...

Arviat-owned Northern Networks Ltd signs deal with major mining supplies company

Northern Networks Ltd, a general contractor under Arviat’s Eskimo Point Lumber Supply, has signed a partnership deal with Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology to bring Sandvik’s products to Nunavut’s mining companies. Peter Corcoran, managing director...

Editorial: Mining, forever the final frontier

The end of November reminded anyone living under a rock of mining's foundational role in the Northwest Territories. The Yellowknife Geoscience Forum brought a who's who of industry heavyweights to the capital for days of...

NWT needs another log on the fire to keep people warm

Industry is like fire. It can keep you and your family warm. If industry gets out of control, it can burn your house down. Giant Mine is an eternal example of that. At the Geoscience...

Facing environmental concerns, De Beers stands by Snap Lake plan

It was a sign of things to come as De Beers Canada defended plan to close the Snap Lake mine to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board this week. Fielding questions in an Explorer...

EXCLUSIVE: De Beers hints at longer life for Gahcho Kue

A manager with De Beers Canada dropped an enticing clue at the close of two days of hearings before the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board this week. He was there to address concerns with...

‘Mining matters’ workshop taught North Slave teachers about rocks and minerals

No one should know better than a Yellowknifer that understanding the rocks and minerals we derive our livelihoods from requires a deep understanding of chemistry, geology and the history of Earth’s early formation. That’s...

Government of Nunavut looks to mines for housing help

Should mining companies be constructing residences for their employees living in the North? Could mining companies Agnico Eagle, Baffinland Iron Mines or TMAC Resources build homes for their employees someday? The Government of Nunavut is...

Guest comment: mining in Mexico v. the NWT

Seven thousand litres of tequila per NWT resident, that is how much tequila Mexico produced last year. WOW what a party that would be. But that is not all, Mexico is among the world’s...

NWT Max Awards close out 47th annual Geoscience Forum

Cautious optimism and renewed commitment to a struggling mineral industry highlighted the closing of the 47th Geoscience Forum Thursday night with the NWT Max Awards Excellence in Mining and Exploration. The awards gala, held at...

New ITI minister inspires at Geoscience ‘women in mining’ event

When Infrastructure minister and environmental engineer Katrina Nokleby entered the legislature, she was no longer “out-numbered on the job site.” One of a historic number of women elected to the 19th Legislative Assembly, she told...

Cheetah set for low-impact pounce on rare earth minerals

Picture a jar of marbles. The white ones are waste minerals — the rocks that aren't being mined for. The red marbles are rare earths — the kind that sits in cellphones and solar...

Mining industry dinner lobbies fresh batch of MLAs

Mining in the North will be on the rocks without timely action. That was the message for the incoming MLAs who milled into an Explorer Hotel conference room Tuesday evening. With most MLAs in attendance (Frame...

De Beers diamond sales down 39 per cent

In one year alone, sales of De Beers diamonds have fallen 39 per cent, according to a report in Bloomberg Press. The diamond giant reported sales have slumped to $3.216 billion for 2019 from $4.41 billion...

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...