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Campaign kicks off for Western Arctic candidates

The campaigns are underway for the upcoming federal election, and candidates have only a short time to make their platforms known. Joe Handley has kicked off his campaign, running as the Liberal candidate for the Western Arctic riding. Handley believes that Canadians are not in favour of having another election, but he thinks they realize […]

Pipeline gets go-ahead

In a historic decision, the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the Mackenzie Gas Project, stating that it believes the $16.2 billion project to be in the public good. “We find that the North and Canada would be better off with the project,” the NEB wrote in its report. “These economic, environmental and social objectives […]

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McLeod promotes MGP, hydro in Montreal

Northwest Territories Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod was in Montreal, Quebec last week to discuss the NWT’s energy potential with 4,600 energy leaders from across the world. McLeod highlighted the NWT’s wealth of hydrocarbons during the 2010 World Energy Congress, which ran from Sept. 12 to 16. McLeod, who had the opportunity […]

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Unity vital to development, says Roland

Premier Floyd Roland spoke to attendees at the 10th Inuvik Petroleum Show last Wednesday, expressing that cooperation and unity of Northern leaders is required for the development of Northern resources. The show took place from June 22 – 24, and brings delegates from across Canada together to discuss the North’s petroleum potential.

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NEB wraps up MGP hearings

A number of Northern aboriginal leaders asked the National Energy Board to approve the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project as final hearings into the 1,200-kilometer long natural gas pipeline wrapped up last week in Inuvik. Aboriginal Pipeline Group (APG) chair Fred Carmichael testified on April 20 at the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex and said the project […]

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GNWT remains positive on MGP

The Government of the Northwest Territories remains confident in the potential of the proposed $16.2 billion Mackenzie Gas Project, despite last week’s news that the proponents have pushed the project’s startup date until 2018 at the earliest. Doug Doan, the assistant deputy minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, said while Imperial’s March 15 letter to […]

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Justice group questions cost of MGP

The requirement came after Yellowknife-based social justice group Alternatives North filed a notice of motion on Thursday with the NEB regarding the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP).
In the notice, which is signed by Alternatives North co-chair Suzette Montreuil, the group asks that the pipeline proponents provide up-to-date information, arguing that the numbers currently being used are at least three years old.

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Build highway first, then pipeline, communities tell MP

Communities along the route of the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project want to see the construction of the Mackenzie Valley Highway prior to any construction commencing on the pipeline, Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington said following a nine-day tour of the area.

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NEB sets MGP hearing dates

The National Energy Board (NEB) announced Jan. 6 that they will hear final arguments in mid-April on the proposed 1,220-kilometer long pipeline along the Northwest Territories’ Mackenzie Valley. Hearings into the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) will begin at Yellowknife’s Explorer Hotel on April 12 and run until April 17 if necessary. The hearings will continue […]

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GNWT reiterates support for MGP

Bob McLeod, Northwest Territories Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, said the government’s support of the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project remains high, even as optimism in the project has waned elsewhere.

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