Northwest Territories

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Northwest Territories

Abbr. NT or NWT
A territory of northern Canada between Yukon Territory and Nunavut and including part of the western Arctic Archipelago. Originally a much vaster territory encompassing most of central and northern Canada, Northwest Territories was formed in 1870 from the Hudson's Bay Company's holdings, which had been sold to Canada shortly after Confederation (1867). The province of Manitoba was carved out of the territory a month later, followed by Yukon Territory (1898), Alberta and Saskatchewan (1905), and Nunavut (1999). Yellowknife is the capital.

Northwest Territories

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(Placename) a territory of NW Canada including part of Victoria Island and several other islands of the Arctic; comprised over a third of Canada's total area until Nunavut became a separate territory in 1999: rich mineral resources. Pop: 41 462 (2011 est). Area: 2 082 910 sq km (804 003 sq miles). Abbreviation: NWT

North′west Ter′ritories


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a territory of Canada lying N of the provinces and extending E from Yukon territory to Nunavut. 42,500; 532,903 sq. mi. (1,379,700 sq. km). Cap.: Yellowknife. Abbr.: NT, N.W.T.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Northwest Territories - a large territory in northwestern CanadaNorthwest Territories - a large territory in northwestern Canada; part is now Nunavut
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Yellowknife - a town in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada on the Great Slave Lake
Great Slave Lake - a lake in the Northwest Territories in northwestern Canada; drained by the Mackenzie River
Translations
Nordwest-Territorien
Territoires du Nord-Ouest
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Today, the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) signed a bilateral agreement outlining how the GNWT plans to invest its share of targeted federal funding.
A lot of settlements were not too far in the Northwest Territories.
The Northwest Territories Table was delighted to host the Association of Clerks-at-the-Table Professional Development Seminar in Yellowknife from July 27-31, 2015.
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Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod has some new ideas for collaboration and partnership with Alaska, now that the Northwest Territories has undergone devolution and the federal government of Canada has now transferred responsibility for managing public land, water, and resources to the territory.
Despite the tough times that juniors are currently experiencing, mining has been the economic backbone of the Northwest Territories for almost 80 years and its legacy continues as the industry contributes to over 25% of the GDP directly and is the largest private sector employer.
The governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have joined forces to create a mandatory curriculum for high school students to learn the legacy and history of residential schools.
When the Royal couple formally arrive in the region's capital, Yellowknife, they will join the premier of the Northwest Territories Floyd Roland, a former minor league ice hockey coach and player, for a game of "shinny" or street hockey and are expected to drop a puck or shoot a few penalties.
250 miles (400km) south of the Arctic Circle and in the heart of the wilderness, Yellowknife is the capital and largest city of the Northwest Territories.
Additionally, Aben will acquire a proprietary database owned by Eagle Plains and the right to certain potential prospecting permits in the Mackenzie Mountain area of the Northwest Territories.
She was a former president of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women in the Northwest Territories and founding President of the Native Women's Association of the Northwest Territories.
examining Diavik diamonds in the Northwest Territories.