Enterprise, Northwest Territories

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Enterprise
Hamlet
Enterprise is located in Northwest Territories
Enterprise
Enterprise
Coordinates: 60°33′24″N 116°08′34″W / 60.55667°N 116.14278°W / 60.55667; -116.14278Coordinates: 60°33′24″N 116°08′34″W / 60.55667°N 116.14278°W / 60.55667; -116.14278
Country Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region South Slave Region
Constituency Deh Cho
Census division Region 5
Incorporated (hamlet) 29 October 2007
Government
 • Mayor Michael St. Amour
 • Senior Administrative Officer Terry Testart
 • MLA Michael Nadli
Area[1]
 • Land 286.89 km2 (110.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 87
 • Density 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Canadian Postal code X0E 0R1
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchange 984
- Living cost difference 127.5A
Sources:
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs,[2]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre,[3]
Canada Flight Supplement[4]
^A 2009 figure based on Edmonton = 100[5]

Enterprise is a hamlet[6][2] in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, located between Great Slave Lake and the Alberta border on the Hay River.

Enterprise is at an important junction of the Mackenzie Highway and the road to Yellowknife and was established when two service stations were built to take advantage of traffic along these highways. It has since grown to include a cargo station, Winnie's Restaurant, and a motel to accommodate travellers. Most of the remaining commercial region, however, is currently closed for business and looking for buyers.

It is a significant point on the Northwest Territories highway system, as all traffic that heads to the two largest population centres, Yellowknife to the north, and the nearby town of Hay River to the northeast, must pass through. As such, a tourism centre/visitors centre is located right in the heart of town, where the old weigh station used to be.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census the population is 87, a 10.3% decrease from 2006.[1] In 2012 the Government of the Northwest Territories reported that the population was 118, an increase of 50 people from 2001.[5] The main languages, besides English, are South Slavey and Chipewyan.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1996 87 —    
1997 82 −5.7%
1998 74 −9.8%
1999 80 +8.1%
2000 75 −6.2%
2001 68 −9.3%
2002 74 +8.8%
2003 73 −1.4%
2004 94 +28.8%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2005 97 +3.2%
2006 98 +1.0%
2007 102 +4.1%
2008 103 +1.0%
2009 110 +6.8%
2010 102 −7.3%
2011 109 +6.9%
2012 118 +8.3%
Sources: NWT Bureau of Statistics (2001-2012)[5]

Incorporation[edit]

In 2007, Enterprise filed a petition to change from settlement status to hamlet, which would allow for greater powers by council, a public voting for mayor, and freedom to set property tax rates. On 27 October 2007 the community was officially incorporated and Allan Flamand became the first mayor.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Enterprise
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −20
(−4)
−14
(6)
−7
(19)
4
(39)
13
(55)
20
(68)
22
(71)
20
(68)
13
(55)
4
(39)
−9
(15)
−16
(3)
2.5
(36.2)
Average low °C (°F) −31
(−23)
−29
(−20)
−23
(−9)
−9
(15)
1
(33)
6
(42)
9
(48)
7
(44)
1
(33)
−4
(24)
−18
(0)
−27
(−16)
−9.7
(14.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
18
(0.7)
18
(0.7)
20
(0.8)
30
(1.2)
48
(1.9)
48
(1.9)
53
(2.1)
33
(1.3)
20
(0.8)
28
(1.1)
18
(0.7)
354
(14)
Source: Weatherbase [7]

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