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15TuesdayMay272014DevolutionLegislationdevolution.gov.nt.calegislationTorevieworcommentonlegislationgoverningtheGNWTresponsibilitiesformanagingpubliclandwaterandresourcesgotothedevolutionwebsiteandclickonthedevolutionlegislationbutton.AnyquestionsUsetheformonthewebsitetosubmitandtheywillbeansweredpromptly.ByJACKDANYLCHUKThreeyearsafteritwaspromisedCrossworksManu-facturinghasnallyopenedaninterpretivecentreindown-townYellowknifetracingdia-mondsfromKimberlitepipestoshowcasesglitteringwithcutandpolishedgems.WereproudtoaddthecentretothefabricofthecityDylanDixmarketingdirectorforCrossworkstoldabout50guestswhoattendedtheopeninglastThursdaysharingthemultimediaviewsofNorthernminesandtheirproducts.ThisisanewdaywelookforwardtooperatinghereforyearstocomeDixsaidasCrossworkspresidentUriAriellookedon.HeadquarteredinVancou-verCrossworksdescribesit-selfasthelargestmanufac-turerofCanadianbrandeddiamondsintheworld-onewithglobalreachDixsaid.WehavemarketsinChinaJapanSingaporeItalyandtheUK.Openedin2008ayearbeforethelastdiamondpro-cessoronYellowknifesDi-amondRowshutitsdoorsDixsaidtheCrossworksfactoryinterpretivecentreandstorearethenorthern-mostoutletintheworldforForevermarkthetrademarkofDeBeers.TheNorthwestTerrito-riesownPolarBearbrandhasntbeenproducedsince2009.Theterritorialgov-ernmentgavetherightstothebrandtoDeepakInternationalLtd.18monthsagobutthecompanyhasyettoopenafactoryinYellowknife.DaveRamsayministerofIndustryTourismandInvest-menttoldthecrowdofmin-ingexecutivespoliticiansandpublicofcialsthatthediamondindustrycontin-uestogrowwithevenmoretocomefromestablishedminesandnewdiscoveries.Diamondindicatormin-eralshavebeenfoundintheMackenzievalleyaroundJeanMarieRiverandclosertoourroadnetworkandhydroRamsaysaid.KathyBolstadexecutivedirectorofNWTTourismsaidtheinterpretivecentrewillfeedtheinterestsoftour-istswhosaytheyhaveanap-petiteforallthingsrelatedtothediamondindustrythatismostlyoff-limitstotourists.WecantoffertoursitsnotanoptionBolstadsaid.Thisisaterricopportunityfortour-istswhowantinformationabouttheindustry.WehavearetailoutletaswellandashowcaseforNortherndiamonds.Bolstadseestheinterpre-tivecentreasauniqueadd-onforvisitorsandaseedofnewideas.AuroraenthusiastsfromAsiadominatewintertourismintheterritoryandBolstadseesanopportunitytoleveragethemarketinginvestmentweremakinginJapanandChinatostrengthentheNWTasagreatdestinationandaplacewherethisbeautifulspectacularprod-uctcomesfrom.NewcentreputsshineonDiamondCapitalstatusByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheresalongwaytogobeforeconstructionbeginsontheanticipated300mil-lioninrenovationstoStan-tonTerritorialHospitalbuttherequestforqualicationsRFQissuedlastweekismeettherequiredquali-cationstoapplybyJuly312014.Amongtherequiredqual-icationsistheabilitytofundtheprojectasapub-lic-privatepartnershipP3inaccordancewiththeGNWTsP3manage-mentframeworkwhichthedepartmentofFinanceconcludedofferedthemostsavingswhilereducing-nancialrisks.Essentiallywerelook-ingforacontractororconsortiumthathasex-periencedeliveringP3sandinparticularhospital-basedP3s.Theyhavetohaveexperienceindesigntheyhavetohaveexperi-enceinconstructionex-perienceinhealthcareinbeingaserviceproviderandtheyhavetohavetheoverallfinancialcapacitytobeabletoenterintoanagreementofthistypesaidPerryHeathdirectorofinfrastructureplanningwithHSS.Heathsaidtheimmensescopeoftheprojectwillre-quirecarefulevaluation.Thebiggestcomplex-ityaroundStantonisweregoingtoberunningandoperatingahospital.WeexpectthesameservicesthatStantondeliversnowwillbedeliveredthrough-outthelifeofthisrenova-tionsothatreallydrivesthecomplexitiesaroundthishowdoyoubuildorrenovateahospitalwhileitsstilloperatingThethreecandidateswhomoststronglyqualifywillbeshortlistedandaskedtosub-mitdetailedproposals.Becauseofthecomplexityoftheprojectandtheexper-tiserequiredthesuccessfulproponentisnotexpectedtobechosenbeforeJune2015.StantontakesfirststepstowardrenovationContractnotexpectedtobeawardeduntilafterJune2015HealthWellnessInfrastructureacelebratoryrststepac-cordingtothedepartmentofHealthandSocialSer-vicesHSS.Theterritorialgovern-mentlauncheditscallforsubmissionslastweeklook-ingforproponentswhowillPhotoJackDanylchukFromleftUriArielpresidentofCrossworksManufacturingLtd.leadsITIMinisterDaveRamsayandPeterVicianITIdeputyministeronatourofthecompanysdiamondinterpretivecentrelastThursday.IndustryMiningPhotoJackDanylchukThesuccessfulproponentbehindthe300-millionrenovationstoStantonTerritorialHospitallikelywontbechosenuntilJune2015.