NWT Mining Heritage Society

Yellowknife is named after the river that flows into Great Slave Lake to the north. The name was coined by European explorers in the 18th - 19th century who observed tool implements carried by the original Dene inhabitants of this area.

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Friday, Jun 10th, 2022

YK Historical Society annual general meeting will be held June 14 at the Giant Mine Townsite area.

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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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