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The capital of Northwest Territories, Canada, on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. It was founded in 1935 after the discovery of gold and silver deposits in the area and became the provincial capital in 1967.


(Placename) a city in N Canada, capital of the Northwest Territories on Great Slave Lake. Pop: 19 234 (2011)


(ˈyɛl oʊˌnaɪf)

the capital of the Northwest Territories, in N central Canada, on Great Slave Lake. 11,753.
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Noun1.Yellowknife - a town in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada on the Great Slave LakeYellowknife - a town in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada on the Great Slave Lake
Northwest Territories - a large territory in northwestern Canada; part is now Nunavut
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6 hectares and are contiguous with the western boundary of the company's Nicholas Lake-Ormsbyproperty, one of the four properties that comprise the Yellowknife Gold Project.
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The capital city of the northwest regions is Yellowknife.
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DIL is currently finalizing the purchase of two GNWT-owned buildings in Yellowknife and the lease of related airport lands as the site for their new NWT diamond manufacturing operations.
For three straight years, from 2007-2009, the Corporate Knights named the City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, the Most Sustainable Small City in Canada.
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The wheelchair-bound youngster was chosen to present the couple a bouquet of flowers along with Adithi Balaji, aged eight, as they boarded their plane at Yellowknife airport.
Summary: Prince William has joined in a game of street hockey in Yellowknife, the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories.