Thursday, Oct 21st, 2010

The Society is pleased to report it has signed a lease with the City of Yellowknife for land on which the mining museum will be constructed, at Giant Mine Townsite. The negotiation of this lease took a lot of cooperation from various departments of the Government of the NWT and the City of Yellowknife. The Society would like to thank everyone who assisted with this process!

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Thursday, Sep 2nd, 2010

The Society has erected new signs at its outdoor display area of the Giant Mine townsite. This permanent signage describes 28 individual pieces of mining machinery collected from around the NWT. Thanks to our members involved in the drafting of the signs, and Eddie Paul of Nextreme Construction for welding the plates onto the equipment.

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Wednesday, Sep 1st, 2010

After two months of construction, crews with Eddie Paul’s Nextreme Construction Ltd. completed repairs to the foundation of the recreation hall at Giant Mine townsite, the Society’s proposed mining museum centre. 

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Wednesday, Jul 7th, 2010

In this issue: - Rec Hall Foundation Repairs Underway - Annual General Meeting June 9 - Fundraising Updates - Beer Barge 2010 A Great Party

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Tuesday, Jul 6th, 2010

A special thanks to one of our corporate sponsors, Avalon Rare Metals, for donations towards the Society. Avalon pledged to donate $12 for every guest attending its public open house on June 28, split evenly between its Yellowknife community partners, equaling $252 for the Society. They have also donated $300 towards the Walter Gibbins Trust Fund.

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Friday, Jun 11th, 2010

The Society is pleased to announce they have received a $5,000 donation from J&R Mechanical Ltd. Mr. Mike Vaydik, vice president of the Society, accepted the cheque from Mr. Joe Chorostkowski, one of the partners of J&R Mechanical. Mr. Chorostkowski has been an active volunteer of the NWT Mining Heritage Society for many years.

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Monday, Feb 8th, 2010

It is with great pleasure that the Society invites you to an open house at the Prospector (across from the Wildcat) from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday the 11 February 2010. February 8 to 12th is Heritage Week in Yellowknife and Yvonne Quick will be receiving a Heritage Award at this open house.

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Monday, Feb 1st, 2010

BHP Billiton Donates to Mining Heritage

BHP Billiton’s EKATI Diamond Mine Community Partnership Program was established to help the North and Northerners achieve their visions of resourceful communities of which we can all be proud.

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Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2010

The NWT Mining Heritage Society is very pleased to announce a $5,000 donation by BHP Billiton to the NWT Mining Heritage Trust Fund administered by the Yellowknife Community Foundation.

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Friday, Dec 18th, 2009


Once again this year the Society had a booth at the Geoscience Forum tradeshow. Several members volunteered their time and we made several contacts. Yvonne Quick organized a silent auction in support of our Society, from which we raised $1000. We also raised money from the EBA Engineering fundraiser at the Top Knight pub.

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