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MP McLeod announces an investment supporting finished diamond polishing in the Northwest Territories

| Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency | news releases

Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $99,999 towards Diamonds de Canada Ltd.’s purchase of a CT scanner-equipped Synova laser diamond cutting machine, which assists this NWT-based business in offering finished diamonds from raw diamonds mined in the territory, and help maximize the economic benefits this sector can give Northerners by keeping advanced stages of diamond refinement within the Northwest Territories.


Northern Food Innovation Challenge Phase 2 participants announced

| Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency | backgrounders

The Northern Food Innovation Challenge (NFIC) is an innovative approach to addressing socio-economic challenges in Canada’s North and Arctic, undertaken as part of CanNor’s Northern Isolated Community Initiatives (NICI) fund.


Minister Vandal announces over $857,000 in CanNor investments supporting the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium

| Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency | news releases

Fisheries are at the heart of Inuit communities across Nunavut. In recent decades, it has grown into a cornerstone economic sector for the territory, providing jobs in communities both onshore and offshore. Since 2004, the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC) has facilitated training and skills development for Inuit to take advantage of these opportunities.


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