Cantik Batiks/CSM have just released their newest block for their Mystery Block celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. It is beautiful. The Canada Mystery Quilt is designed by Shania Sunga and is going to be breathtaking representing our provinces and territories.
North West Territories – Block 4
Northwest Territories is located
north of the 60th parallel with an estimated population of 43,537.
Adventure tourism attracts
photographers and outdoor enthusiasts to the “Land of the Midnight Sun”
Hudson’s Bay Company
had used the region as part of its trading area before the governance
of the North- Western Territory was assigned
to the company in 1859. The British made no effort to assert sovereignty over
the aboriginal people of the area.
In 1862 during the Stikine Gold
Rush, part of the North-Western territory, became inundated by
American Miners. To prevent any
resulting claims, Governor James Douglas declared the area a
1868, shortly after Canadian Confederation (July 1, 1867) The Hudson Bay
to surrender its vast territory to Canada.
However it was not until July 15, 1870, that the transfer
to Canada was made. On that date the
North-Western Territory became part of the newly created
The world’s longest ice road is in
Northwest Territories stretching from Tibbitt Lake, 70 east