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Cochrane emerges from first-ever first ministers meeting

Fractious federal politics greeted the country’s lone woman premier as she joined her 12 counterparts for a meeting in Ontario Monday. Northern priorities emerged as one of the touchstones of the meeting, along with the...

Yellowknifer Nov. 20 editorial cartoon

John Henderson's editorial cartoon in the Nov. 20 Yellowknifer recalls our story about the minister of Transparency position created during the last Legislative Assembly, only to be dropped before Premier Caroline Cochrane assigned cabinet...

Hay River’s R.J. Simpson elected to cabinet

For the second Legislative Assembly in a row, Hay River will be represented in the territorial cabinet. Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson was elected to cabinet by other MLAs on Oct. 24 and sworn...

Take a closer look at Caroline Cochrane, Canada’s only female premier

When Caroline Cochrane takes her Assembly seat on Friday, she'll do it as an exception to the rule. Cochrane is the only female premier in Canada, and the second to hold the position in the...

Most NWT premier hopefuls keep quiet on intentions

Of the four MLA-elects vying for the premier's chair, all but one are keeping their cards close to their chest. As the only returning minister to the legislative assembly, Range Lake MLA-elect Caroline Cochrane said...

Hughie Graham plans to challenge Education Minister Caroline Cochrane in Range Lake

Hughie Graham, former president of the NWT Chamber of Commerce, plans to challenge cabinet minister Caroline Cochrane to be Range Lake MLA this fall, a Thursday news release announced. With a campaign centred on the...
Caroline Cochrane, the minister of Education, Culture and Employment, has committed to supporting the Growing Together program for young children and their families in Hay River. NNSL file photo

GNWT appeals NWT court decision on Francophone school admission

The Government of NWT announced Friday that it's appealing a court decision that found Education Minister Caroline Cochrane had failed to consider a Francophone child's Charter rights to French schooling. The court decision came after...

MLAs support more women in office

The legislative assembly passed a series of motions last week aimed at removing barriers that prevent women from running for office. The recommendations came from the Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in...
Chris Joseph, project lead for the Aurora College Foundational Review, left, and Caroline Cochrane, minister of Education, Culture and Employment held a public meeting in Inuvik to discuss turning the college into a polytechnic university Nov. 14. Samantha McKay/NNSL photo

Minister holds public meeting to discuss polytechnic university

Education, Culture and Employment Minister Caroline Cochrane held a public meeting in Inuvik Nov. 14 to discuss turning Aurora College into a polytechnic university. Members of the public were invited to attend the meeting to...
Aurora College's campus in Inuvik. NNSL File Photo

Issues with Aurora College review discussed at Inuvik public meeting

Approximately 10 people participated in the public meeting held by Education, Culture and Employment Minister Caroline Cochrane in Inuvik to discuss the foundational review of Aurora College June 13. The purpose of the public meeting,...