Hopes of opening new gold mines near Yellowknife rest on providing cheaper, cleaner power to the North in the next few years, says an industry advisor.
Finance minister Robert C McLeod has unveiled the NWT's 2018-19 budget. There are no significant cuts and some modest expenditure on new programs and services.
The territory has decided it would rather borrow money to cover any shortfall than ask departments to find cost savings for a third consecutive year.
The National Energy Board approved plans to repair an Enbridge pipeline vital to oil production in Norman Wells, which has been shut off since late 2016.
Ministerial approval for a new all-season road to the Dehcho's Prairie Creek Mine is delayed to allow further consultation with affected Indigenous groups.
The collapse of construction partner Carillion will not delay construction of Yellowknife's new Stanton Hospital, according to the territorial government.
The territory’s new minimum wage will be the third-highest in Canada when introduced in April, but the Public Service Alliance of Canada called for more.
Premier Bob McLeod used a year-end interview with Cabin Radio to declare the Northwest Territories “can’t have it both ways” when weighing economic needs against environmental concerns. However, in a 40-minute live broadcast, the Premier said his government wa...