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By Gary Park
Mining News Calgary Correspondent 

NWT housing, labor market sizzling

Diamond and energy boom drives housing prices to No. 2 in Canada and triggers membership drive by organized labor


Last updated 2/27/2005 at Noon

Diamonds and energy are generating some spinoff benefits in the Northwest Territories, fueling house prices and creating some fertile ground for union organizers.

The Canadian Real Estate Association has credited the industry with stimulating a 21 percent hike in house prices last year to C$246,716, making the far-flung Northwest Territories Canada's second hottest market behind British Columb...

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