NWT Mining Heritage Society

The first high-grade gold was staked on Yellowknife Bay in September 1934 by C.J. "Johnny" Baker and Hugh Muir on the east shore near Burwash Point. The Burwash Mine only operated during the winter of 1935/1936 when they failed to find more gold.

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Annette Lemay. Annette died peacefully on Tuesday May 3rd, 2022 just 145 days short of her 100th birthday. Annette was predeceased by her loving husband Aurel, of 63 years, and leaves behind many friends and family members.

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Wednesday, Apr 20th, 2022

In this issue: Fundraising and Sponsorship - Museum Construction Work - Acquisitions - Inclusion NWT Display - Upcoming Events

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Monday, Jan 10th, 2022

A HUGE Thank You to Jordan Walz and Corothers Home Hardware Yellowknife, for a Generous Donation to the Yellowknife Historical Society, supporting our community-based Museum Project!

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