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Guest Column: A New Chapter for Women in Mining Opens in the Northwest Territories

A NEW CHAPTER FOR WOMEN IN MINING OPENS IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Efforts to increase diversity in the northern mining industry got a boost in November when more than 50 women from across the business gathered to launch a Northwest Territories (NWT) Chapter of Women in Mining Canada.The event took place on the final day …

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Guest Column: Canada Runs On Small Business Entrepreneurs are the life-blood of any community

“When these businesses struggle, it also impacts Indigenous communities” By Deidra Garyk T here’s currently a lot of upset in the political arena about giving tax breaks to corporations. The general theme is that the government is giving money to big, wealthy corporations and their rich executives and shareholders, who least need these advantages. The …

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Guest Column: The 5 Cs Of Business Financing Ways to Better your Odds at Getting a Loan

By Shawn Lester, Partner Lester Landau Chartered Professional Accountants, for more information, contact 867-222-5445 or shawnlester@lesterlandau.ca. “Never underestimate the power of your character and the value of your effort and expertise.” Why would you need additional finances? There are many reasons. For example, you could find that you are paying your bills faster than you are …

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Turned On To Tech

By Beverly Cramp Keith McIntosh clearly remembers the day he was inspired to start a new company. As CEO and founder of a successful software testing company headquartered in New Brunswick, Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA), McIntosh was participating in a leadership conference in 2015. He was one among many heads of other businesses, unions, …

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Building A Reconciliation Economy

“These gentlemen believe in a version of me that doesn’t quite exist, and that’s this CEO and founder of a big cosmetics brand.” By Meagan Gillmore A Vancouver-based venture capital fund is helping an Anishinaabe woman in St. Catherine’s Ont., create environmentally responsible cosmetics while empowering Indigenous youth and investing in their education. Jenn Harper’s …

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New Age Networking

By Graham Chandler From one-person enterprises to 16-Nation pipeline partnerships, Indigenous business is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the Canadian economy. More entrepreneurial communities and First Nations are starting up and participating in a wide scope of businesses than ever before – boosting the need for fruitful engagement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses. And …

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Feds Unveil Northern Vision Ottawa

Feds Unveil Northern Vision Ottawa – Just ahead of the recent general election, the federal government rolled-out its Arctic and Northern Policy Framework. The framework sets out a long-term, strategic vision that will guide the Government of Canada’s activities and investments in the Arctic to 2030 and beyond and will better align Canada’s national and …

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Under New Management

Under New Management Yellowknife, NT – Following a historic territorial election which saw nine women elected to the 19th Legislative Assembly, members selected the only incumbent minister to survive the vote, Range Lake MLA Caroline Cochrane, as the NWT’s next premier. Her cabinet includes the following people serving in multiple roles: Diane Thom, MLA for …

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