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November 20, 2017
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (NOVEMBER 20, 2017) — Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann is congratulating last week’s Mining and Exploration (MAX) Awards winners.

“As a government, it is important to recognize achievements of mining and exploration professionals who shaped our mining heritage, and today’s leaders who continue to drive our future.

November 14, 2017
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (NOVEMBER 14, 2017) — Wally Schumann , Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment issued the following statement celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week:

“From bush-bound prospectors, to tour operators sharing our spectacular territory, entrepreneurs have always been at the heart of our territory’s economic progress.

Entrepreneurs and their ideas provide employment opportunities for our people, they create economic diversity to balance the ups and down of the resource economy and they help to make our communities great places to live.

November 14, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

It is great to be here at the 45th annual Geoscience Forum and to see how much this event has grown over the years. I would like to recognize the Northwest Territories (NWT) and Nunavut Chamber of Mines and staff of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment for organizing this important event each year and for the invitation to speak here tonight.

November 6, 2017
News Releases

INUVIK (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) —  Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann recognized one of the personalities creating the Northwest Territories’ global reputation for hospitality last week.

2017’s NWT Parks Hospitality Award was handed out to Jean Marie River’s Lucy Simon, camp attendant at Sambaa Deh Territorial Park, in recognition of a year full of outstanding camper comments and excellent hospitality.

October 27, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 27, 2017) – The Northwest Territories (NWT) Film Commission has introduced a new brand with which it will represent the growing NWT film sector to the world.

The new brand will be formally launched Friday evening at the NWT Film Commission gala celebrating the 11th Annual Yellowknife’s International Film Festival.

October 25, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 25, 2017) – The 12th International Kimberlite Conference (IKC) is coming to Yellowknife.

The prestigious and high profile international geological conference, which brings together academic and industry leaders, will be hosted in Yellowknife in 2021.

The Government of the Northwest Territories, the City of Yellowknife and Northwest Territories Tourism collaborated to develop a bid package which was also endorsed by the Northwest Territories’ diamond industry stakeholders.

October 25, 2017
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 25, 2017) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann issued the following statement in recognition of Yellowknife’s award-winning small businesses:

“Congratulations to all of the recipients of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Business Awards on October 20, 2017.  I would like to recognize the dedicated work of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, our local business community, and the 2017 award recipients:

October 20, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 20, 2017) – The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has signed an agreement with the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) to develop backyard agriculture by-laws.

The by-laws, which address beekeeping and the raising of chickens and goats, will be made available to Northwest Territories municipalities to be tailored to reflect specific community needs.

October 19, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on October 19, 2017

Mr. Speaker, our government believes we can foster a future in which agriculture entrepreneurs have the tools to succeed and each region can grow and harvest locally-produced food. 

October 18, 2017
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 18, 2017) -- Minister of Industry Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann issued the following statement in celebration of Northwest Territories Small Business Week October 15 to 21, 2017:

“With over 90 percent of NWT businesses defined as small businesses, this important sector of our economy provides employment opportunities for our people, the economic diversity to balance the ups and down of the resource economy and helps make our communities great places to live.

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