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De Beers diamond mine in N.W.T. to close losing 434 jobs

Yellowknife - The huge global diamond producers De Beers Group is shutting down its Snap Lake diamond mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Over 400 jobs will be lost as a result.

Yellowknife's Giant Mine sitting on enough arsenic to kill world

Yellowknife - Barren tundra, "nothingness," frigid space – just some of the ways most Canadians would describe the northern territories.

Canada releases new stunning photos of aurora borealis

The Canada Space Agency released new images of the northern lights hovering over Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories.

Op-Ed: NWT Premier — Alberta should build pipeline North to Beaufort Sea

Edmonton - The Premier of the North West Territories suggests that the province of Alberta should plan to move oil north through the territories to the Beaufort Sea rather than west through British Columbia to a port on the Pacific.

Op-Ed: Canadian environmental destruction under C-38 to mine Uranium

New uranium mining projects in the Northwest Territories & Nunavut threaten the people, and environment. Canada mines gold, silver, and home to the world's third largest producer of diamonds.

Op-Ed: Renewable Energy in the Northwest Territories? It Is Happening

On Thursday March 5th, 2009, Yellowknife, NT, hosted the first ever Arctic Energy Action Awards - an award ceremony promoting clean and efficient energy use. Without question, the awards were a success; thanks in large to keynote speaker Andrew Robinson.

Drama in Canadian Skies before Obama visit

While Canada was prepping for Obama’s visit last week, drama was being played out in the skies. A Russian military bomber flew close enough to almost breach Canadian airspace, triggering off military warnings, says a report.

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A Northwest Territories polar bear licence plate
A Northwest Territories polar bear licence plate
Inuvik is a town in the Northwest Territories of Canada and is the administrative centre for the Inu...
Inuvik is a town in the Northwest Territories of Canada and is the administrative centre for the Inuvik Region.
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