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Paul Falvo voted in as Green Party candidate for the NWT

Paul Falvo has been chosen as the Green Party of Canada's NWT candidate for the 2019 federal election. "For this federal election, for the Greens in the NWT, we have a hope in hell," quipped...

Katrina Nokleby to run for MLA in Great Slave

Katrina Nokleby, a Yellowknife engineer, is announcing her intent to run for MLA in the riding of Great Slave, according to a Monday news release. Nokleby has been living and working in the North since...

Robert Hawkins to run for MLA in Kam Lake

A previous version of this story had an incorrect quote regarding the location of Apex Property Management and Pest Control Robert Hawkins, with 12 years experience as MLA in Yellowknife Centre and three years experience...

MLA Julie Green to run for second term

Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green will be vying for a second term this fall. "Since my election on November 23, 2015, I have worked hard for my constituents, all Yellowknifers and residents of the Northwest...
Erin Griffiths, the CEO of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, told town council on Feb. 18 that negotiations with the health authority's unionized workers will resume in early March. NNSL file photo

Labour negotiations ongoing in Hay River

More negotiations will take place soon between the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority and its unionized workers. In an appearance before town council on Feb. 18, Erin Griffiths, CEO of the health authority,...

“We’ll get a deal or we’re going to walk,” says UNW president

Union of Northern Workers (UNW) members braved -37 C weather to show their readiness to strike today. Dozens of members and supporters picketed in front of the government building on 49 Street at lunchtime ahead...

Criticism after patronage appointment

Minister Alfred Moses is facing criticism after giving a contract worth $130,000 per year to his longtime political aide. The position, workers' adviser with the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC), is independent of the...

Infrastructure and health ministers survive non-confidence votes

Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann and Health Minister Glen Abernethy survived a non-confidence motion to remove them from cabinet in the legislative assembly today. The communities represented by MLA Herb Nakimayak are the...

MLA’s party politics proposal shot down

The legislative assembly roundly defeated a proposal by Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart last night that would allow party politics in the Northwest Territories, as MLAs and ministers spoke in favour of consensus government. Testart’s...

‘We should all be ashamed,’ says MLA of AG report

In the legislative assembly, Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green said she “wept” when she read the latest auditor general report. Hay River North MLA RJ Simpson is “terrified” for what the future holds, based on...

GNWT lays out plans for legal pot sales

A gram of legal weed in NWT will cost between $8.21 and $14.55, depending on the strain. At a public briefing on the GNWT's plan for pot sales and distribution on Wednesday, MLAs heard that...

Leaders talk Indigenous languages protection in Yellowknife

The Canadian government needs to act fast to protect endangered Indigenous languages from dying out, says the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. “A lot (of languages) are on the verge of extinction,...

Nunavut premier’s ousting causes MLAs to reflect here

Consensus-style government was thrust into the spotlight last week when members of the Nunavut legislative assembly voted to remove Paul Quassa from his role as premier. A majority of MLAs had lost confidence in Quassa,...

GNWT, UNW to enter mediation in October

The GNWT and the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) will head into mediation in October with the goal of reaching a collective agreement. Both parties agreed to have Vince Ready, a Vancouver-based mediator who has...

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BRIEFS: Union, GNWT could resume talks this fall

Todd Parsons, president of the Union of Northern Workers, speaks to protesters outside the legislative assembly in The Union of Northern Workers is hoping to head into mediation with the GNWT this fall. “We have...

Cannabis law awaits assent

The roll-out of legal weed will likely be top of mind for NWT lawmakers as they gather for the last sitting of the legislative assembly before the summer break. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana...

Trans Mountain a ‘litmus test’ for future pipelines in Canada: McLeod

The inter-provincial war over the Trans Mountain expansion project overshadowed a meeting of western and territorial premiers in Yellowknife this week, with Alberta refusing to sign on to a collective statement because it did...

Business group wants piece of legal pot pie

If Ottawa is going to legalize it, NWT should privatize it. That was the message the Northwest Territories business community had for MLAs on Thursday night. During a public meeting at the legislative assembly building, both...