The North West Territorries

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Economy and Recreation
Researched by Josh Murphy

There are many activities in the Northwest Territories, and they all generate a large amount of income. For example, the average family income in NWT is 127,000, the highest in Canada ( The population of Yellowknife, the city where you could locate your buisness, is 19,234 ( They have a good supply of workers for your business, but are not an overpopulated area. As the largest city in the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is the hub for mining, industry and recreation. Some popular recreational activities include hunting, hockey, snowshoing, and snowmobile riding. The people of Yellowknife are very hard workers, as they have to survive very harsh, sub-artic enviroments. These people would require more pay than people in Ontario, but would work much harder and longer.ZD

Education & Goverment

Canada's regular education ( mosors/Yellowknife_Links/Education.htmlt) is important for people who want good grades for a good job

Academy of Learning

Aurora College

Commission scolaire francophone Territories du Nord-Ouest (CSFTNO)

Community Learning Network (Education, Culture & Employment)

Ecole Allain St - Cyr

Ecole St. Joseph School

Mildred Hall School

N.J. MacPherson School

Range Lake North School

Sir John Franklin High School

St. Patrick High School

Statistics Canada - Education Resources

Weledeh Catholic School

William McDonald Middle School

Yellowknife Catholic Schools

Yellowknife Education District No. 1

Yellowknife Montessori School

Canadas government.

In the NWT, political power rests with elected representatives. Although a federally appointed commissioner is technically in charge of the territorial administration, the role of that office has diminished, and it generally follows the lead of the elected territorial government. Executive power is held by a 19-seat elected assembly, whose members remain as political independents. This assembly then appoints a 7-person executive council, of which 1 is chosen as government leader for the territorial government (in 1994 the title "government leader" was changed to "premier").The Provincial and Territorial Governments currently number ten and three, respectively. Each has its own capital city and is headed by a Lieutenant Governor (provinces) or a Commissioner (territories) on the advice of a Premier. A province exists in its own right, a creation of the Constitution Acts, 1867 - 1982. A territory, however, is created through federal law. As a result, Crown lands in the territories are retained by the federal government in the Crown in right of Canada. This differs from the provinces, which own provincial lands in the Crown in right of the province. Secondly, in a territory, federal Parliament may enter into provincial-type affairs, such as school curriculum. Thirdly, territorial governments are not included in the Constitutional amending formula — the way we decide if we want to change something in the Canadian Constitution. Provinces get a vote when a change is proposed — territories do not. In general, provincial and territorial responsibilities include:

Dryas octopetala

YellowKnife soccer team

Minor hockey team in Northwest territories

The bears basketball team

Yellowknife golf tounment

Comment Stream

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this is the Tamarack larch the official tree of The Northwest Territories

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The chief of the shield is white with a wavy line, representing the long-sought northwest passage through the polar ice. The fox's mask and the gold billets represent the furs and minerals which are the wealth of the territories. The star in the crest represents the magnetic north pole. The narwal is a common type of whale in the region.

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The region was inhabited by Inuit (Eskimos) and various Indian tribes when explored by Europeans in the 16th century. In 1670, the eastern part, known as Rupert's Land, came under control of the Hudson's Bay Company, a fur-trading venture. In 1779, fur-trading to the south and west of Rupert's Land was begun by the North West Company. Its lands became known as the Northwestern Territory. Alexander Mackenzie, a company trader, discovered the Mackenzie River in 1789. In 1821, the North West Company was absorbed by the Hudson's Bay Company.
In 1869, the Canadian government took over the Hudson's Bay Company's lands, and the following year Rupert's Land and Northwestern Territory were joined to form the Northwest Territories. Portions of this land later became parts of provinces and of the territory Nunavut.
During the 1930's mining developed in the region. Exploration for oil and natural gas was begun in the 1970's, but the deposits found were not large. A proposal to create a new self-governing territory from a part of the Northwest Territories was approved by the legislature in 1987 and by voters in 1992. In April, 1999, the new territory, called Nunavut, officially came into being.