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Northwest Territories

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  • Start date: 2019-10-28, End date: 2019-11-01
    Week of Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2019

    Eleven employers operating within the Northwest Territories recently committed to paying a living wage to employees in accordance with the Canadian Living Wage Framework
    The Islamic Centre of Yellowknife has finished pre-construction work on their new mosque, the project is expected to be completed by the end of June next year
  • Start date: 2019-10-21, End date: 2019-10-25
    Week of Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2019

    The NWT Health and Social Services Authority has awarded the operation of the Yellowknife Day and Sobering Centre to the NWT Disabilities Council. The centre will provide support for homelessness and people with addiction issues in Yellowknife.
  • Start date: 2019-10-14, End date: 2019-10-18
    Week of Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2019

    Eight indigenous entrepreneurs from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, have been selected to take part in EntrepreNorth, a nine-month entrepreneur support program aimed to help tourism ventures build their businesses across the North
    Northwestel Inc. is looking to build a $25M underwater fibre line between Detah and Fort Resolution
  • Start date: 2019-10-07, End date: 2019-10-11
    Week of Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2019

    Ontario-based cobalt developer, Fortune Minerals, recently announced that the company is scaling back its plan to develop the proposed NICO mine near Whati
  • Start date: 2019-09-30, End date: 2019-10-04
    Week of Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2019

    A new building will be constructed in downtown Hay River, due in part to a joint venture between Greenway Holdings Ltd. and the Hay River Metis Government Council. The new building will provide space for approximately 30 territorial government employees.
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has awarded a $78,500 grant to the NWT SPOR SUPPORT Unit and Aurora College for the development of a Grant Proposal Workshop
  • Start date: 2019-09-16, End date: 2019-09-20
    Week of Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2019

    The federal government recently earmarked $7.4M to NAV Canada for a project that will improve safety and reliability for aircraft landings in airports across the North. The project is expected to create 100 jobs during implementation.
    The Government of Canada is providing $150M towards expansion and renovation of the Mike Zubko Airport runway in Inuvik. The project will go out for tender in 2020 and is expected to be complete in 2026.
    The federal government and the Northwest Territories Power Corporation are providing over $50.4M in joint funding to upgrade three power facilities across the territory
    The federal and territorial governments are providing $6.8M in joint funding to construct a new healthcare and wellness facility in Yellowknife
    The federal government recently pledged $1,799,076 in funding over five years to improve social inclusion of seniors in NWT
  • Start date: 2019-09-09, End date: 2019-09-13
    Week of Sep 09 - Sep 13, 2019

    The Government of Canada is providing $900,000 towards a marine transportation system project in NWT. The project is estimated to create 16 jobs during implementation.
    The federal government is providing over $4.7M for two projects aimed at assessing the impacts of climate change on transportation corridors and infrastructure in NWT. These projects are expected to create 70 full-time jobs.
    Merle Norman, a cosmetics and spa franchise in Yellowknife, has closed its doors. It is unknown how many jobs are affected.
    The federal government is committing $2.2M over five years to support the Guns and Gang Violence Action Fund initiative to help combat gun and gang violence in the Northwest Territories
    The Government of Canada has committed $33M through the Gas Tax Fund this fiscal year for local infrastructure projects in the Northwest Territories
  • Start date: 2019-09-02, End date: 2019-09-06
    Week of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2019

    The federal government is granting $1.4M over five years towards Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Drug Recognition Expert evaluation in the Northwest Territories to combat drug- impaired driving
    North Star Infrastructure has started construction on the Tlicho all-season road in Whatı̀. The project is expected to be completed by 2022.
    Osisko Metals has launched its exploration program for lead and zinc deposits at Pine Point
    The NWT Housing Corporation and the RCMP recently signed an agreement to construct and manage 45 rental units for RCMP employees
    The territorial government is planning to demolish the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre in Yellowknife. A public tender for the project will be sent out in the near future and the demolition is estimated to cost $597,000.
    The Government of Canada is providing $3.5M to upgrade the Dene Wellness and Development Centre as well as waste facilities in Hay River and Yellowknife
  • Start date: 2019-08-26, End date: 2019-08-30
    Week of Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2019

    The federal government recently announced $2.2B in funding over 15 years to remediate eight abandoned mine sites in Yukon and the NWT
    The Government of Canada is providing over $1.5 million in funding to support six tourism projects in the Northwest Territories
    The federal government is providing $1.4M to the Conseil de Développement Économique du Territoire du Nord-Ouest aimed at increasing economic activity and recruitment in NWT's francophone community
    The Government of NWT has pledged $3.3M in funding for 21 new social work positions as part of The Child and Family Services Quality Improvement Plan
    The federal government is providing up to $392,920 to the Northern Farm Training Institute for a pilot program to help increase the number of Indigenous-run agricultural businesses in the territory
    The Government of Canada is providing over $465,000 in funding to Northern Loco and Northern Youth Abroad for two youth leadership development projects
    The federal government is providing $40M over 12 years and $3.4M per year thereafter for the establishment and operation of the new Thaidene Nëné territorially protected areas
    The federal government is providing $125,000 to NWT-based organization, Foxy and Smash, to educate Indigenous youth on gender equality
  • Start date: 2019-08-19, End date: 2019-08-23
    Week of Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019

    The federal government is providing $30M towards environmental planning and studies to support the all-season Slave Geological Province Corridor project. This funding is expected to create 400 jobs.
    The Government of Canada is providing $828,300 to improve winter management on roads and trails across the three territories
    The territorial government introduced a three-year pilot project in four Northwest Territories communities to test a paid family/caregiver option to support seniors and people with disabilities
    Almod Diamond's Yellowknife Crown of Light, a diamond processing plant, is now fully staffed and operational in Yellowknife.
    The NWT government is providing $1.7M in funding to support 28 research and monitoring projects. Indigenous governments and organizations, universities and governmental departments are among the recipients of the funding.
  • Start date: 2019-08-12, End date: 2019-08-16
    Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019

    The federal government announced over $45.5M in joint funding with various communities and Indigenous groups to go towards 19 infrastructure projects across the Northwest Territories
    The federal and territorial governments are providing $645,000 in funding to support gender equality initiatives to encourage women and girls to pursue political leadership roles in the territory
  • Start date: 2019-08-05, End date: 2019-08-09
    Week of Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2019

    Four Indigenous-led conservation projects in the Northwest Territories have been chosen as part of 22 projects receiving a total of $6.4M in federal funding through the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program
    Stanton Territorial Hospital recently employed a new territorial Cancer Specialist and two Cancer Nurse Navigators. The new staff will work to improve quality of life for patients going through cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Start date: 2019-07-29, End date: 2019-08-02
    Week of Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

    The federal government announced $321,797 for 16 community-based projects in the Northwest Territories aimed at helping seniors to stay active in their communities
    Two communities in NWT have been chosen as part of 21 communities across Canada to receive a total of $5.8M through the Indigenous and Local Communities Engagement and Partnership Program to support local marine safety initiatives
  • Start date: 2019-07-22, End date: 2019-07-26
    Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019

    The Yellowknife Women's Society is increasing staff at their women's shelter during a temporary relocation downtown while its current facility undergoes renovations
    The federal government is providing $2M for a research project that aims to create the world's first carbon neutral mining operation. The research project will be conducted at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine near Fort Smith.
    The federal government is providing over $1.6M for projects that will bring clean energy technologies to communities across the Northwest Territories
  • Start date: 2019-07-15, End date: 2019-07-19
    Week of Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019

    The Government of Northwest Territories is granting $1M towards 19 mineral exploration projects across the territory
    According to the Conference Board of Canada, Northwest Territory's real GDP will grow by about two percent in each of the next two years
  • Start date: 2019-07-08, End date: 2019-07-12
    Week of Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2019

    Australian-based company, Cheetah Resources Pty Ltd., is looking to employ local labour this summer on projects to confirm the presence of neodymium and praseodymium at the Nechalacho rare earth mine located 100 km southeast of Yellowknife
    The federal government is providing $4.7M over three years in support of six Inuit-led projects across Canada including the Munaqsi Community-based Monitoring project in NWT's Inuvialuit Settlement Region
    The Government of Canada is pledging $15M in funding over the next five years to increase food security in the North through the Northern Isolated Communities Initiatives Fund
  • Start date: 2019-07-01, End date: 2019-07-05
    Week of Jul 01 - Jul 05, 2019

    Endoscopy services were closed at the new Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife due to a lack of trained nurses available
    Starting July 2nd, the Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic will offer walk-in services and operate for extended hours
    The federal and territorial governments announced joint funding of $22M towards infrastructure upgrades at the Inuvik Mike Zubko Airport to protect the permafrost below the airport grounds
  • Start date: 2019-06-24, End date: 2019-06-28
    Week of Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019

    Hay River Health and Social Services Authority will have a shortage of doctors this summer as only three of five available positions are staffed
    The Northwest Territories government announced more than $75M in construction work planned for highways and roads across the territory this summer
    Northwest Territories RCMP is looking to recruit more northerners to consider a career in law enforcement
  • Start date: 2019-06-17, End date: 2019-06-21
    Week of Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019

    According to a survey by the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, 70% of the 68 businesses surveyed are currently hiring, while nearly two-thirds are experiencing chronic vacancy issues
    The NWT government recently revealed hiring targets for the Tlicho all-season road project ¿ about 35% of the workforce will be northern residents during the construction phase
    The NWT government and the Gwich'in Tribal Council have signed a memorandum of understanding to support economic growth in the Gwich'in settlement area by enhancing job creation programs and supporting Indigenous business development
    The NWT government is providing $400,000 for land-based, mobile addictions treatment, as part of the territories' new mental health plan. The government is also planning to place 49 counsellors for youth across NWT communities over the next four years.
  • Start date: 2019-06-10, End date: 2019-06-14
    Week of Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019

    The Government of Northwest Territories is launching a territory-wide 911 emergency dispatch service this November. Recruitment for bilingual dispatchers will begin in June.
    The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and the De Beers Group are providing joint funding of $600,000 towards upgrading and renovating the Yellowknife Women's Society's emergency shelter
    The Government of NWT is providing $6.8M in funding over five years for conservation and recovery efforts of the barren-ground caribou herds, an important food source for many communities in the territory
  • Start date: 2019-06-03, End date: 2019-06-07
    Week of Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2019

    The NWT Brewing Company plans to expand its business by creating a new facility with plumbed water and municipal services in Old Town Yellowknife. The new facility will be operational in late 2019.
    The federal government is providing up to $951,700 over three years to the NWT government to complete the measurement of 62 ground plots in the territory. The project will help monitor the state of NWT forests.
    According to a report released by De Beers Group and Mountain Province Diamonds, the number of NWT residents employed at the Gahcho Kué diamond mine increased 12% in 2018
    The NWT government is spending $75M to improve eight highways, five access roads and two bridges across the territory this summer
  • Start date: 2019-05-27, End date: 2019-05-31
    Week of May 27 - May 31, 2019

    The new $350M Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife opened its doors to patients on May 26
    The Government of Northwest Territories is providing $1M to support community and Indigenous organizations with proposals aimed at poverty reduction in the territory
    Yellowknife City Council approved plans put forth by the Yellowknife Women's Society to turn the Arnica Inn into 42 transitional housing units
  • Start date: 2019-05-20, End date: 2019-05-24
    Week of May 20 - May 24, 2019

    The Islamic Centre of Yellowknife plans to tear down the city's only mosque to rebuild a new 7,500 square-foot mosque and Islamic community centre. If approved, demolition could begin at the end of May.
    The City of Yellowknife is undertaking several major construction projects this summer including park and trail improvements, road resurfacing, and upgrades to city facilities
    The Government of Northwest Territories is providing $1M in funding to support poverty reduction strategies throughout the territory
  • Start date: 2019-05-13, End date: 2019-05-17
    Week of May 13 - May 17, 2019

    Marine Transportation Services (MTS) will start its shipping season early to ensure delivery of overdue cargo to Paulaktuk, Kugluktuk, and Cambridge Bay
    The federal government is investing up to $8M for Government of NWT's new Greenhouse Gas Grant Program for Buildings and Industry. The program will support projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Start date: 2019-05-06, End date: 2019-05-10
    Week of May 06 - May 10, 2019

    The Northwest Territories Department of Justice is providing the RCMP with funding for a two-person unit to investigate missing and murdered persons cases in the territory
    The Giant Mine Oversight Board estimates that remediation work could create up to 450 jobs and generate about $70M in economic potential each year for the territory
    The federal government is providing the Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee $506,683 in funding to install the Automatic Identification System equipment on community vessels as part of the Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness Initiative
    Miniso, a China-based lifestyle store, opened its door in Yellowknife on May 4, 2019
  • Start date: 2019-04-29, End date: 2019-05-03
    Week of Apr 29 - May 03, 2019

    The Northwest Territories government has budgeted more than $1M towards maintenance and upgrade work for parks in the Beaufort Delta region
    Hay River Medical Clinic has reduced their hours of operation until May 20 due to a shortage of available physicians in the community
    Ecology North and Yellowknife Dene First Nation are planning to construct a new Northern Centre for Sustainability in Yellowknife. The building will house residential and commercial tenants and is slated to be completed by November 2020.
  • Start date: 2019-04-22, End date: 2019-04-26
    Week of Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2019

    The Government of Canada is providing over $1.6M worth of funding to four Yellowknife-based organizations for programs that support women and gender equality in NWT
    The Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment is providing $1.9M in funding to a two-year pilot project that aims to improve employment success of students after graduation
    The federal government is providing $2.7M in funding for nine economic development projects across various sectors throughout the Northwest Territories including tourism, television and film, construction and indigenous culture
    The Government of Canada is providing $100,000 in federal funding to the Northwest Territories Community Services Corporation to build an accessible washroom in Northern United Place in Yellowknife
    The Wyss Foundation has committed $750K over three years to help the Dehcho First Nation establish an Indigenous guardians program to conduct on-the-ground co-management of Edéhzhíe National Wildlife Area
  • Start date: 2019-04-15, End date: 2019-04-19
    Week of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2019

    Marine Transportation Services is in the midst of revamping its shipyard in Hay River. The company is employing 40 people to work on removal of scrap metal, restoration, maintenance of old tugboats, and construction of a new office.
    The Diamond Empowerment Fund awarded $25,000 to the Mine Training Society for the creation of a scholarship aimed at encouraging youth living in the Northwest Territories or the Kitikmeot region to consider a career in the mining industry
  • Start date: 2019-04-08, End date: 2019-04-12
    Week of Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2019

    Habitat for Humanity NWT recently opened a ReStore in downtown Yellowknife. The store sells second hand furniture and other household goods to fund their mission of creating affordable housing across the territory.
    Parks Canada is opening a space for an additional outfitter to provide river guiding operations down the South Nahanni River. The new outfitter would begin operating in the summer of 2020.
    A national charitable organization, Actua, is planning to expand its InSTEM program to northern communities as part of $2.3M in funding from the federal government. Over the next two years, 65-75 Indigenous students will take part in the program.
    The federal government is contributing $13M over five years to the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning to support the development of indigenous land-based education
  • Start date: 2019-04-01, End date: 2019-04-05
    Week of Apr 01 - Apr 05, 2019

    Chester's, an Alabama-based fast-food restaurant, opened a franchise location in Hay River last week
    The hamlet of Fort Resolution has laid off six employees due to financial problems. The NWT government is currently in the process of helping the hamlet conduct an operational review and to create a better financial plan.
    The Government of Northwest Territories announced plans to extend the Work Credit Program for two more years beginning April 1. The program is aimed at encouraging mineral exploration in the territory by offsetting costs for mineral explorers.
  • Start date: 2019-03-25, End date: 2019-03-29
    Week of Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2019

    The territorial government is providing $150K in funding for the communities of Tuktoyaktuk, Fort Simpson, and Hay River to hire and maintain tourism coordinators responsible for working on key tourism projects
    The research support centre Hotıì ts'eeda has launched a new 18-month Yahkeh Naa'ih Mentorship Program to help Indigenous youth access professional development opportunities through health and wellness projects
  • Start date: 2019-03-18, End date: 2019-03-22
    Week of Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2019

    The federal government and City of Yellowknife are contributing $34.4M to replace a water pipe in Yellowknife that draws water from Yellowknife River to the city's water treatment plant
    Yellow Cabs Ltd., a new taxi company in Yellowknife, plans to begin operations on April 1. The company currently has about 30 vehicles and drivers waiting for the launch.
    The Town of Hay River has approved its capital budget for 2019. Over $13M in funding was allocated for various infrastructure projects, including construction of a new wastewater lift station and replacement of a water, sewer and drainage system.
  • Start date: 2019-03-11, End date: 2019-03-15
    Week of Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2019

    The Yellowknife Community Foundation announced a new funding aimed at supporting NWT residents seeking training in the area of executive office administration and management
    Fort Smith's fur accessories company Aurora Heat will extend employment duration for its seasonal workers this year. The company has partnered with Hudson's Bay to offer its product in Winnipeg and is hoping to expand to other stores in the future.
  • Start date: 2019-03-04, End date: 2019-03-08
    Week of Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2019

    The town of Hay River is looking to hire more mental health counsellors, as half of the community counsellor positions are unfilled
    The Government of Canada is providing $205K to the Government of NWT for a new climate adaptation and resilience research project aimed to assess the cost of climate change impacts in NWT over the next 20 years
    The Government of Canada is investing $5.1M to support resource development in the Slave Geological Province Corridor project. The funding will go towards the planning of an all-season road as well as aerial geophysical surveys of the region.
    The federal and territorial governments are providing a joint investment of $9.8M towards the construction of a new diesel power plant in Sachs Harbour. The new plant will provide Sachs Harbour's residents and businesses with a reliable source of energy.
    The NWT government is planning to replace the Riverview Lodge seniors home with a new facility in Hay River. The transition is expected to take place within five years.
    The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is now accepting applications for its two-year mentorship program. The program will support five performing artists in building their professional career.
    The federal government will provide $800K to the NWT government to support research on how to protect the Dempster and Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk highways from climate change and to develop a new database of permafrost information
    The federal government announced $3.5M in funding to Nihtat Corporation for the development of a combined solar power and battery storage in Inuvik and Iqaluit, as well as a study on the possibility of a new wood pellet plant in the Beaufort Delta region
  • Start date: 2019-02-25, End date: 2019-03-01
    Week of Feb 25 - Mar 01, 2019

    United Way NWT is awarding $45,000 over three years to the Yellowknife Women's Society to hire a local part-time advocate to work with individuals facing charges and help them navigate the justice system
    The Yellowknife Community Foundation announced it would be creating a Rio Tinto Diavik Mine Community Scholarship for women in sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Preference will be given to women interested in working in the mining industry.
    The Government of Northwest Territories is awarding a collective $1M worth of grants through The NWT On The Land Collaborative for 48 land- and culture-based projects across the territory
  • Start date: 2019-02-18, End date: 2019-02-22
    Week of Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2019

    The Government of Northwest Territories has announced an agreement with North Star Infrastructure GP to oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of the $411.8M Tlicho all-season road. The project is set to begin this fall and finish by 2022.
    The federal government is investing almost $250,000 towards three tourism projects across the territory. Projects include interactive wayfinding maps across Yellowknife, as well as an expanded winter festival.
    Cheetah Resources Pty Ltd. has agreed to invest $5M in Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.'s Nechalacho rare earth project near Thor Lake. Small scale blasting and milling work are expected to begin as early as this summer.
    The Pine Point bridge near Hay River is undergoing rehabilitation work. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2019 and will create about 20 jobs.
    The Traditional Techniques Tweaked to Galvanize Indigenous Northern Artisans received a $500,000 Arctic Inspiration Prize. The funding will be used to support northern Indigenous artists in developing their businesses and products.
    Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation voted in favour of a Thaidene Nene national park. The Park will create 18 jobs for the community, including eight full-time positions.
  • Start date: 2019-02-11, End date: 2019-02-15
    Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2019

    The Government of Northwest Territories announced a $1.87B operating budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Of that money, a portion will go towards five family violence shelters across the territory.
    The Department of Fisheries and Ocean is considering suggestions from citizens in Inuvik to increase the number of fishery officers in the Northwest Territories due to a noticeable decline in recent years
    The Hay River Army Cadet Corps is looking to train five new part-time Cadet Instructor Cadre Officers or civilian instructors to serve the community
    On February 11, the Canada Revenue Agency opened its Northern Service Centre in Yellowknife, which is aimed at helping residents and businesses file their taxes. The new centre will also allow CRA to expand its outreach program and liaison officer services.
    The federal and territorial governments will provide a joint investment of $3M towards the installation of lighting systems in the Yellowknife Airport. The project is expected to be completed in two years.
    The territorial government has raised the incentive for wolf harvesting to $900 per carcass in the North Slave Region for this winter season. The increase in payment will help to support recovery of a declining caribou population.
    TerraX Minerals Inc. has cancelled its winter drilling program due to a delay in obtaining a water licence. The cancellation will affect 50 jobs, including direct contractors and employees.
  • Start date: 2019-02-04, End date: 2019-02-08
    Week of Feb 04 - Feb 08, 2019

    The federal government unveiled its action plan on saving Wood Buffalo National Park which includes measures such as increasing park staffing, better monitoring of oil sands tailings, and recreating spring flooding to revitalize the park's waterways
    Avalon Advanced Minerals Inc. is partnering with Australian firm Cheetah Resources Pty Ltd. to develop the rare earth deposit Nechalacho Project at Thor Lake, southeast of Yellowknife
    Igutchaq UAV, a drone-for-hire business for land surveying projects, plans to expand its business in Inuvik. About 15 to 20 new pilots will receive drone operator licenses this spring ¿ almost double the current number of pilots in the company.
    The territorial government will be cutting funding to the Hay River's Growing Together family resource centre to 25% of the current budget by 2022. The center will not close, but it will reduce its programs for children aged one to five.
    The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre has started a program to provide free snow removal and firewood for elders around the K'atl'odeeche First Nation and Hay River area. The temporary program has employed four individuals and is looking to employ four more.
  • Start date: 2019-01-28, End date: 2019-02-01
    Week of Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019

    The federal and territorial governments are investing $1.2M into preliminary work for a proposed expansion of the Taltson Hydroelectric facility, which would triple the existing power plant's generation capacity in the Northwest Territories
    The Government of Canada announced an investment of more than $1.8M over three years under the Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program to support cannabis public education in the Northwest Territories
    Cannabis retailer VapouRevolution is planning to open the first private marijuana dispensary in NWT if the territorial government approves private sales
    The Women on the Ballot group will be offering free workshops for women who want to enter politics before the territorial general election in October 2019. The workshops will take place in Yellowknife and will run from February 2 to March 9.
    The federal government is expecting about $600M in contract work for its Giant Mine Remediation Project. The project is schedualed to start in 2021 and be completed by 2030, after which the focus will shift to long-term care and maintenance of the site.
    The territorial government signed a contract with Fortune Minerals to ensure that NWT residents will make up at least 35% of the workforce during construction of NICO mine and 60% during mine`s operation. At least half of the workers must be Indigenous.
  • Start date: 2019-01-21, End date: 2019-01-25
    Week of Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2019

    The federal government is investing over $734,000 towards the creation of an Arts, Crafts and Technology Micro-manufacturing Centre and installation of solar panels at a hotel and supermarket in Inuvik. The projects will create four part-time positions.
    NorZinc has signed a land use agreement with Nahæâ Dehé Dene Band of Nahanni Butte for the construction of an all-season road from Prairie Creek Mine to Liard Highway. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed by August 2022.
    Lisa's Place, a gas bar and a motel in Enterprise, has closed its doors. Is unknown how many jobs are affected.
    The federal and territorial governments announced $760,000 in joint funding towards opioid addictions treatment in the NWT. The funding will help to hire and train health care practitioners as part of the territory's opioid maintenance therapy program.
  • Start date: 2019-01-14, End date: 2019-01-18
    Week of Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2019

    The K'atl'odeeche First Nation officially opened the Dene Wellness and Development Centre in Yellowknife. The 16-bed facility offers healing and wellness services for short and long-term residents recovering from the effects of colonialism.
    Aurora College in Fort Smith officially unveiled a new $10.4M mine training facility. The facility is designed to train students to work in various mining-related occupations which aim to help to build the NWT's mining workforce.
    The Inuvik Homeless Shelter has officially re-opened after being closed for nine months due to bed-bug infestation. The facility was renovated and currently has nine clients and seven staff members.
  • Start date: 2019-01-07, End date: 2019-01-11
    Week of Jan 07 - Jan 11, 2019

    Common Ground, a new employment program launched in May last year, is helping homeless people to find jobs in Yellowknife. The Yellowknife Women's Society runs the program, and the City of Yellowknife funds it.
    The federal and territorial governments announced an investment of over $8.8M in joint funding for the construction of the Hay River Fish Plant. The project is set to be completed by this fall and will create about 20 new jobs.
    The Government of Northwest Territories announced the re-construction of École J.H. Sissons School in Yellowknife. Construction work is set to begin in August 2020.
    Northwest Territories-based air charter company, Landa Aviation, announced it would no longer be offering flights between Hay River and Yellowknife as of February 15th
  • Start date: 2018-12-31, End date: 2019-01-04
    Week of Dec 31 - Jan 04, 2018

    According to the NWT Bureau of Statistics, the cost of consumer goods in Yellowknife increased 2.5% over the past 12 months
  • Start date: 2018-12-24, End date: 2018-12-28
    Week of Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2018

    The Government of Canada is providing $60M from its national co-investment fund to build affordable housing or repair existing public or affordable housing in the territory
  • Start date: 2018-12-17, End date: 2018-12-21
    Week of Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2018

    The federal government is providing $727,832 to the Habitat Stewardship Program and the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk for 8 ongoing projects that protect species at risk in the territory
    Construction is complete on the Stanton Renewal Project and the facility activation phase is beginning. The new hospital is expected to start accepting patients on May 26 next year.
  • Start date: 2018-12-10, End date: 2018-12-14
    Week of Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018

    Yellowknife City Council is increasing funding for the homelessness employment program. Funding for 2019 is $103,000 and will increase to $107,000 in 2020 and $110,000 in 2021.
    The federal government is providing $517,000 for the climate change resiliency project in Tuktoyaktuk. The project will provide residents with training and skills to monitor climate change.
    The Inuit Development Corporation Association launched on November 28 in Ottawa. The association will work with national policy, procedures and partnerships, as well as advocate for business opportunities for Inuit within Inuit Nunangat.

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