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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One critical area of concern in the Northwest Territories is the mining framework.
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The APG was formed in 2000 to represent the ownership interest of the Aboriginal peoples of the Northwest Territories in the proposed pipeline project.
The company has one bucket undergoing trials at the Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories.
Alexie is a Teetl'it Gwich'in from the Northwest Territories who attended Stringer Hall, an Anglican residential school in Inuvik, N.W.T.
Among them are Labrador-Schefferville, Moosonee, ON, and Grouard-McLennan in Alberta, and MacKenzie-Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories, all of them down to a handful of priests each.
Irwin announced the department's expansion of its geoscience program for the Northwest Territories.
The GTF will provide the Northwest Territories with a total of $33 million this fiscal year for local infrastructure projects.
The following day he delivered a fiscal update, summarizing the infrastructure projects which the Government of the Northwest Territories has deemed a priority for the coming year.
The Northwest Territories is at the very heart of that revolution, playing host to three of the nation's four diamond mines, however, the territory has faced delays resolving long running legal issues, facilitating new investment and capitalizing upon the successes of the past decade.
Team Ontario placed second with 15 points, Yukon placed third with 5 points and the Northwest Territories team placed fourth with 1.5 points.