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Schumann predicts major changes in makeup of NWT Legislative Assembly

Wally Schumann is predicting big changes in the Legislative Assembly as a result of the upcoming territorial election. The incumbent MLA in Hay River South and cabinet minister believes there will be many brand-new MLAs...

Rocky Simpson to run in Hay River South

There will be a race in Hay River South in the upcoming territorial election. Rocky Simpson, a businessman and father of Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson, is going to challenge incumbent Wally Schumann. "My big...

Dividing the spoils in the next cabinet

It seems the territorial cabinet is becoming the Toronto Raptors of the political world in that the stars don't want to play there anymore. Three current cabinet ministers have announced they won't seek re-election in...

‘Where is Canada?’ territorial politicians ask amid international interest in Arctic

A number of territorial politicians have voiced concerns as the international race for the Arctic heats up. Canada made a competing claim to the North Pole against Russia and Denmark just weeks after Mike...

NWT’s first Manufacturing Strategy released

The territorial government has released the NWT's first Manufacturing Strategy. The launch took place on June 3 in Hay River. "We have a document now that I think we're going to use to be able to...

As tourism grows, saving old visitors centre ‘not looking well,’ minister says

Two years after the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre was shuttered, its future remains uncertain. Built in the 1990s, the building was a place where tourists could find information and assistance before it was closed due...

$8M in federal funding for energy efficiency retrofit program

The federal government is investing up to $8 million into the GNWT's new Greenhouse Gas Grant Program for Buildings and Industry. MP Michael McLeod and Minister of Infrastructure Wally Schumann were in Yellowknife today for...
The Mackenzie Place highrise remains empty of tenants following a fire on the 11th floor on March 15. NNSL file photo

A ‘brutally honest’ opinion of highrise landlord

Wally Schumann is not impressed with the idea of providing government money to the owner of Mackenzie Place highrise to help repair damage from a March 15 fire that has displaced about 130 residents. The...