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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Monday, Oct 16th, 2017

At its recent AGM, the NWT Mining Heritage Society membership passed a motion put forward by the Board of Directors to change the Societies name to the Yellowknife Historical Society.

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Thursday, Sep 21st, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Baker's Centre in Yellowknife

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Sunday, Aug 20th, 2017

Joy Watt's funeral service will be at 2:00pm , Thursday, August 24th at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 4909-52nd Street.

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