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Patrick Scott accuses former health minister of campaign sabotage

Unsuccessful Great Slave candidate Patrick Scott is accusing former health minister Glen Abernethy of disclosing private medical information that was used to undermine his campaign. The accusation comes in the form of a letter, which...

EDITORIAL: NWT premier is not the pope

The way we select the premier in the NWT is bananas. Unlike provincial premiers, who earn their positions based on their leadership of the winning party, here the premier is chosen using a process surrounded...

‘Poll’ shows toss-up for NWT seat, but candidates are wary of data

A federal electoral map used by party candidates to get a sense of their popularity shows that the Northwest Territories is a “toss-up” leading up to the Oct. 21 election. 338 Canada, founded by Philippe...

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...

NWT News/North Oct. 7 edition

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MLA-elects respond to election results

Dust is still settling from the NWT election but newly elected MLAs are wasting no time preparing for the 19th legislative assembly. For veterans and newcomers alike, the top priority is establishing better communication and...

Two recounts underway in Yellowknife districts

Yellowknife North and Frame Lake will see recounts – the only two electoral districts in the Northwest Territories to face extra scrutiny following last Tuesday's results. According to the NWT Elections and Plebiscites Act, an automatic...

‘Hopefully, we can do something positive’ — Rocky Simpson joins son in legislative assembly

Rocky Simpson has been elected to represent Hay River South in the Legislative Assembly, knocking out a prominent cabinet minister in the process. Simpson collected 350 votes, compared to 322 votes for Wally Schumann, who...

MIKE DRAKE: Nahendeh: Disclosing premier and cabinet vote

After Nahendeh incumbent Shane Thompson announced Thursday that, if re-elected, he would support Jackson Lafferty, MLA for Monfwi, as premier, NNSL media sent the following question by email to all 58 candidates in the...

Who’s winning the election sign war?

Well, safe to say we’re in the home stretch of this territorial election campaign. Some people spent last weekend enjoying the last bit of warm weather barbecuing or mowing the lawn. I traversed the city...

SOBERING CENTRE: Patrick Scott MLA candidate for Great Slave answers question

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: All the MLA candidates were asked to comment on the best way forward for the sobering centre in Yellowknife. Go here to see the full question and context.) The devolution of services to Indigenous governments...

SOBERING CENTRE: Arlene Hache candidate Yellowknife Centre answers question

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: All the MLA candidates were asked to comment on the best way forward for the sobering centre in Yellowknife. Go here to see the full question and context.) How are you going to convince the...

SOBERING CENTRE: Kevin O’Reilly MLA candidate Frame Lake answers question

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: All the MLA candidates were asked to comment on the best way forward for the sobering centre in Yellowknife. Go here to see the full question and context.) How are you going to convince the...

SOBERING CENTRE: Thom Jarvis MLA candidate Yellowknife Centre answers question

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: All the MLA candidates were asked to comment on the best way forward for the sobering centre in Yellowknife. Go here to see the full question and context.) In many ways you have answered your...

SOBERING CENTRE: Kam Lake MLA candidate Cherish Winsor responds to Yellowknifer question

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: All the MLA candidates were asked to comment on the best way forward for the sobering centre in Yellowknife. Go here to see the full question and context.) Addressing addictions is a complicated issue that...

SOBERING CENTRE: Hughie Graham, MLA Candidate for Range Lake answer’s Yellowknifer’s question

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: All the MLA candidates were asked to comment on the best way forward for the sobering centre in Yellowknife. Go here to see the full question and context.) Convincing the bureaucracy is one of those...

Great Slave candidate says she was bitten by dog while door knocking

  A Great Slave candidate says she was bitten by a dog while out on the campaign trail earlier this month. Katrina Nokleby said she was going door-to-door on Sept. 9 when she visited a young...

Consensus has drawbacks but still the best way to govern in the NWT

Editor's note: Jane Groenewegen was asked by NNSL media to provide a perspective on consensus government in the lead up the territorial government. Let’s start by talking a little about the shortfalls of consensus government. The theory...

Read Jane Groenewegen’s column in Monday’s News/North

Jane Groenewegen, former four term MLA for Hay River South, offers her perspective on consensus government in the Monday, Sept.23 edition of News/North. Subscribers can read her column in the e-version of the newspaper available...