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Canadian North-Winner of the Alberta Chamber's Top Business Awards

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/04/14 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this Press Release.

Canadian North is thrilled to announce that it has won both the Premier's Award of Distinction and the Eagle Feather Business Award of Distinction at the recent Alberta Chambers of Commerce Awards Gala, held at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, on February 28th, 2014.

"I am extremely proud to receive these prestigious awards on behalf of Canadian North. We could not have achieved these high accolades if it were not for our supportive shareholders, dedicated, hardworking employees and our loyal customers," stated Steve Hankirk, President of Canadian North. "These awards mean a great deal to us and it's an honour to be counted amongst the top businesses in Alberta."

The Eagle Feather Business Award of Distinction is presented to an aboriginal-owned enterprise that demonstrates outstanding achievement in business and has incorporated entrepreneurial and cultural concepts into its operation for long-term success.

The Premier's Award of Distinction is the most prestigious award given to a business in the province of Alberta by the Chamber of Commerce. Canadian North was recognized over 180 other nominated organizations across Alberta for exhibiting outstanding achievements and leadership, and demonstrating ongoing, consistent involvement in community events and organizations.

"Canadian North exemplifies the best in Alberta businesses," said Ken Kobly, President and CEO of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. "They have demonstrated to us that they are growing business for all of Alberta, creating jobs and infrastructure, as well as being highly involved with the community in which they operate. Their importance to the Alberta economy is a reflection in not only winning in their own category, but also winning the Premier's Award of Distinction."

For more information regarding the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction website at www.abbusinessawards.com.

About Canadian North

Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served Canada's North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. They offer flights across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut via their southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa. Canadian North also offers air charter services across North America for industrial clients, sports teams, cruise lines and large groups. Canadian North is a subsidiary of NorTerra Inc., equally owned by Nunasi Corporation, representing the Inuit of Nunavut; and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic. For more information please visit www.canadiannorth.com.

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