GNWT seeks to boost mining industry with new board

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The GNWT is hopeful that a new mining industry advisory board will help ensure that the territory is an attractive place to invest in mineral exploration and discover new mines.

Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister David Ramsay made the announcement during a mineral exploration roundup in Vancouver on Tuesday.

“The Mining Industry Advisory Board will be a great addition to help to develop a robust mineral industry in the NWT,” Ramsay said in a news release issued Wednesday.

“The volunteer board will provide advice to government to ensure mining regulation is in place that encourages economic growth while maintaining high regulatory, environmental and social standards.”

The board, which will consist of five to seven members, will be appointed by Ramsay himself.

All members will have direct experience in the NWT minerals industry.

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