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Measuring success 1996-2016: Diamond mines deliver big benefits to the Northwest Territories

The report, which includes socio-economic data published by the NWT’s three diamond mines, is compiled by the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines.

Measuring success 1996-2016, produced by the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines, describes the cumulative combined benefits of 21 years of diamond mine construction and diamond mine operations in the Northwest Territories. The benefits include:

  • Increased skills base and capacity for northern residents
  • Several thousand well-paying jobs that have contributed to federal and territorial taxes, local business and community growth
  • Strong safety performance protecting workers
  • Northern and northern Indigenous businesses with proven ability to compete
  • Support for cultural activities and community wellness through donations, sponsorships, and scholarships
  • Research and knowledge advancements as monitoring programs developed for and supported by the mining companies continues to expand understanding of the northern ecosystem
  • Innovations and efficiencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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