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Former Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson

Jacobson returns to assembly with win in Nunakput

Jackie Jacobson has returned. "It was tough campaign. It was a tough month for all of us," he said, explaining half the candidates were all related. "(All the candidates) wanted what's best for the people....

Paulie Chinna wins in Sahtu

Paulie Chinna has been declared the winner in Sahtu with 309 votes. Chinna, who works for the territorial Department of Lands in Norman Wells, was facing off against Daniel McNeely, who received 287 votes, Caroline...

It’s Election Day: where to vote and celebrate with your candidates

It's election day in the Northwest Territories and the polls are officially open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Elections NWT has listings for each polling location that can be found here. After the vote is...

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...

Two female candidates say they’ve faced harassment on campaign trail

Kam Lake hopeful Cherish Winsor and Great Slave contender Katrina Nokleby say they've been subjected to inappropriate behaviour from strangers on the campaign trail. Since starting her campaign, Winsor has been receiving multiple inappropriate comments...

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...
Don Jaque MLA candidate Thebacha

SOBERING CENTRE: Don Jaque MLA candidate Thebacha answer 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.) I would, as the MLA from Thebacha,...

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...

SOBERING CENTRE: Yellowknife North candidate Rylund Johnson 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.) I have found the most...

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...

UNW eyes MLAs

February's narrowly-averted GNWT-wide strike may be receding into the past but remaining bad blood is bubbling up in the territorial election. The Union of Northern Workers ran a two-page ad in last week's News/North –...

WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Let’s rock the Indigenous vote!

"The main problem is (expletive) like Kevin O'Reilly, a white boy who thinks he has all the solutions because he is a white boy and the natives need him." Whoa, take it easy, eh! That was...

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...

The good and bad of consensus government

I haven't written a lot of nice things about consensus government over the years. It seems beneath Northerners to hang on to this 19th century holdover. Cobbled together by carpetbaggers from Ontario and moustached-British expats...
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,”...

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...