Edmonton, AB (March 3, 2014): Canadian North is pleased 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 incredibly proud that we won these awards. We could not have achieved such an honour 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 great to be counted amongst the top businesses in Alberta.”

The Eagle Feather Business Award is presented to an aboriginal owned business 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 out 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


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 to Northwest Territories and flights to Nunavut through their southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa, as well as to select destinations in Manitoba and Nunavut through their partnership with Calm Air. Canadian North also offers air charter services within and beyond the North for industrial clients, sports teams, and large groups. Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is 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

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