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By Rose Ragsdale
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Union rejects company offer at Ekati mine

Local businesses worry strike at diamond mine will hurt Northwest Territories' image, discourage future investment

 

Last updated 6/25/2006 at Noon



As a worker strike drags on at the huge Ekati Diamond Mine in Northwest Territories, local businesses are beginning to worry whether the dispute could have a detrimental effect on the territory's image as a good place for mining companies to do business.

The Ekati mine, one of three diamond producers in the region, is 186 miles northeast of Yellowknife and 124 miles south of the Arctic Circle....



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