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2014-02-22 12:20:08

IQALUIT, Feb. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today concluded his five-day tour of the territories with a visit to Iqaluit accompanied by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Minister for the Arctic Council and Member of Parliament for Nunavut. In Iqaluit, Minister Kenney learned first-hand about the territories' strong economy, met with employers and training...

2013-12-04 20:23:03

YELLOWKNIFE, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ -The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and Minister for the Arctic Council, today announced funding to strengthen the arts and film sectors in the Northwest Territories (NWT). "Our Government is pleased to contribute to projects that support strong, sustainable and prosperous northern communities," said Minister Aglukkaq. "This investment is helping to...

2013-11-06 12:24:07

CanNor and Qikiqtani Inuit Association collaborate to promote economic development from resource development projects IQALUIT, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - he Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), confirming both parties' commitment to advance responsible resource development while promoting regional benefits in the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut. Under this MOU, CanNor and the QIA...

2013-09-28 16:20:05

OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Canadian North and Unifor, Local 2002 (formerly known as the General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-Canada)), on reaching an agreement which has been ratified by the membership. "I am pleased that Canadian North and Unifor, Local 2002, have worked together to achieve an agreement," said Minister Leitch. "Both parties remained focused on the...

2013-09-10 20:23:37

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national voice of Canada's Inuit, are encouraging all Canadians to join a worldwide movement to celebrate life and to save lives. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to bring much-needed attention to an issue that claimed the lives of more than 3,500 Canadians...

2013-08-29 23:27:54

With engineering coordination from the University of Alberta’s Engage North program, LED Canada and the Municipality of Pangnirtung, Nunavut have launched a pilot evaluation of LED lighting in the North. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 LED Canada is quickly becoming Canada's largest manufacturer and national wholesaler of LED lighting. “We see Northern Canada as an excellent opportunity not only to test and prove our LED products but to demonstrate the superior quality and return on...

2013-08-21 16:25:49

CALGARY, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - For the first time, the territory of Nunavut will be represented at the Canadian Medical Association, the national body representing Canadian physicians. Nunavut lacks its own medical association to represent the territory's small number of physicians. At the request of Nunavut doctors, the Ontario Medical Association has agreed to sponsor a delegate from the territory -- adding an important voice representing the far north to the healthcare...

2013-04-29 16:28:26

TORONTO, April 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation is pleased to announce Ashleigh Gaul, online editor with Up Here magazine about life in the northern territories, as the winner of the Greg Clark Award for early-career journalists. The Greg Clark Award is unique in Canadian journalism, designed to offer working journalists a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats. Gaul, who has worked as a reporter for Baffinland Witness, will spend her...

2013-04-10 08:24:16

MELBOURNE, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - MMG's Izok Corridor zinc development project in Nunavut, Canada, will proceed to environmental assessment and regulatory review, following receipt of notice from the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). "This is positive news for Izok Corridor and an important part of assessing the feasibility of the project," said Sahba Safavi, MMG Project Manager. "We appreciate the efficiency of the review process, the...

2012-11-19 16:24:44

Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE, TSX) (All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted) TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) (TSX:AEM) ("Agnico-Eagle" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update of the 2012 exploration programs. The primary focus of this year's activities has been on Meliadine (Canada), Kittila (Finland), the conversion of resources at La India (Mexico), and further exploration of the early-stage deposit at...