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On Monday, City Council voted unanimously to use the Yellowknife River as the city's source or drinking water and to pursue funding for replacing the submarine water line. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo.

What happens when a city councillor runs for MLA?

With Rommel Silverio and Niels Konge running for MLA in the upcoming territorial election, should either of them be successful, city council will have to decide how they will be replaced. Although city councillors who...

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...

58 race for MLA

Fifty-eight candidates will stand for election after the nomination deadline passed Sept. 6. Elections NWT reports that figure includes three electoral districts settled by acclamation (Hay River North, Mackenzie Delta, and Monfwi). In 2015, there were...
City councillor says old regime unfairly penalized builders.

Niels Konge is running for MLA in YK Centre

City councillor and business owner Niels Konge has officially filed his paperwork to be a contender for MLA in Yellowknife Centre. Konge said he was considering throwing his hat into the ring during a city...

Thom Jarvis running in Yellowknife Centre

Thom Jarvis, longtime Yellowknifer and economic developer for the Metis Dene Development fund, has thrown his hat into the ring to become MLA of Yellowknife Centre. Jarvis, a resident in Yellowknife Centre, says he feels...

Inuvik’s Mary Beckett seeks NDP nomination for NWT

The NWT New Democratic Party plans to acclaim Inuvik resident Mary Beckett as their candidate for the upcoming federal election. According to a Thursday news release, Beckett will seek acclamation on Sept. 11 in Yellowknife...
City councillor says old regime unfairly penalized builders.

Niels Konge ‘may’ run for MLA

Niels Konge, the three-term Yellowknife city councillor and owner of Konge Construction, is hinting he may throw his hat in the ring for the upcoming territorial election. Konge declared a conflict of interest during an...

Territorial Election Forum announced for Sept. 10 to 12

The NWT & NU Chamber of Mines and the NWT Chamber of Commerce will host a Territorial Election Forum at Northern United Place in Yellowknife over three nights later this month. Candidates from seven constituencies...

Jan Vallillee announces intent to run in Yellowknife North

Jan Vallillee has announced her intent to run in the constituency of Yellowknife North in the upcoming territorial election. Vallillee, a born and raised Yellowknifer who has worked in information technology at Stanton Territorial Hospital...

Gaeleen MacPherson declares intent to run in Yellowknife South

Gaeleen MacPherson, the vice president of corporate affairs of Dominion Diamond Mines, has declared her intent to run for MLA in the constituency of Yellowknife South. “This is a critical time for the Northwest Territories,”...
Inuvik Boot Lake MLA Alfred Moses shared some words of wisdom with the youth. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Housing Minister Alfred Moses will not seek reelection

Housing Minister Alfred Moses told family and friends over social media that he would not seek reelection on Wednesday. Moses, who was first elected as MLA for Inuvik Boot Lake in 2011, previously worked as...

Patrick Scott running for Great Slave constituency

Patrick Scott, PhD and business owner, has declared his candidacy for the constituency of Great Slave. Scott has worked as a workers adviser for the WSCC, in media with the CBC, in community development with...

Glen Abernethy scraps run for re-election, puts house up for sale

Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy will not seek re-election after all, the three-term MLA announced in a social media post Sunday. "I pass the baton knowing NWT residents will make the wise choices...

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...

2019 territorial election candidates

Planning to run for MLA in this fall's territorial election on Oct. 1? Let NNSL Media know at editorial@nnsl.com or (867) 873-4031. We will update this list as more candidates are announced. Inuvik Twin Lakes Lesa...

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...