The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 108: Time for a fresh look at the NWT?

The ice road to the Ekati and Diavik mines in the Northwest Territories. Credit: Dominion DiamondThe ice road to the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines in the Northwest Territories. Credit: Dominion Diamond.

Are Canada’s Northwest Territories a prime destination for the world’s mineral explorers and developers?

While the NWT may have gained a reputation a decade ago as having become too bureaucratic for miners, the territorial government has in recent years emerged with stronger regulatory powers taken on from the federal government and a new drive to make the jurisdiction attractive for mineral investment.

From left: Michael J. Byron, president and chief executive officer, Nighthawk Gold; Joseph Campbell, chief executive officer, TerraX Minerals; Ken Armstrong, president, chief executive officer and director, North Arrow Minerals; Robin Goad, president and chief executive officer, Fortune Minerals; Tom Jensen, Deputy Minister, Tourism and Investment, Government of Northwest Territories; and Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Northwest Territories. Photo by Martina Lang.

At The Northern Miner’s Canadian Mining Symposium in London, U.K., in April 2018, from left: Michael J. Byron, president and CEO, Nighthawk Gold; Joseph Campbell, CEO, TerraX Minerals; Ken Armstrong, president and CEO, North Arrow Minerals; Robin Goad, president and CEO, Fortune Minerals; Tom Jensen, Deputy Minister, Tourism and Investment, Government of Northwest Territories; and Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Northwest Territories. Photo by Martina Lang.

Featured is a NWT panel session held at the Canadian Mining Symposium in London in April 2018 with: Wally Schumann, Northwest Territories Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Minister of Infrastructure (introductory remarks); Tom Jensen, Northwest Territories Deputy Minister, Tourism and Investment; Michael J. Byron, president and CEO, Nighthawk Gold; Joseph Campbell, CEO, TerraX Minerals; Ken Armstrong, president and CEO, North Arrow Minerals; and Robin Goad, president and CEO, Fortune Minerals. Northern Miner editor-in-chief John Cumming served as moderator.

We also have a new Ric’s Picks segment with Northern Miner staff writer Richard Quarisa.

John sets the table with a roundup of the biggest commodity and mining news.

This podcast is sponsored by the Yukon Mining Alliance (www.yukonminingalliance.ca) and the Grosso Group (www.grossogroup.com).

 

 

 

Music Credits:

“Miami Nights – Main Theme” and “Hiding Your Reality” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

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