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Protest urges GNWT declare climate emergency

A month after Yellowknife City Council scuttled calls to declare a climate emergency, youth climate organizers have shifted their sights to the Legislative Assembly.  Sir John Franklin Grade 12 student Ella Koklej organized the event,...

NWT election a chance for renewal

  It's been very interesting to hear a couple of our elected officials explain in recent days why the last NWT legislative assembly didn't accomplish more of its goals over the past four years. It's easy...

NWT premier not the people’s premier

I sense a bit of bewilderment at Premier Bob McLeod’s 11th hour announcement (literally – he emailed the news to Yellowknifer reporter Simon Whitehouse at 11:09 p.m., Thursday night) that he won’t be seeking...

EDITORIAL: Taxation must equal fair representation

There are a bunch of different ways to govern a place. In Canada, most jurisdictions have political parties representing voter interests. In this territory we’ve gone with consensus government. Every now and then, it seems...

EDITORIAL: Testart’s adventures in government

There are some characteristics that would be difficult to pin on Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart. Idleness or apathy, for sure. Earnestness, on the other hand, is an attribute the first-term MLA carries in spades. Fresh...