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Caroline Wawzonek

Candidate in the Yellowknife South Yellowknife race.

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Here’s who’s running for election on Nov. 14

October 20, 2023

NNSL Media - ...candidates running to win one of the 19 seats up for grabs in the territorial election on Nov. 14. It’s actually 16 seats that will be contested; Caroline Wawzonek in Yellowknife South, Jane Armstrong in Monfwi and Caitlin Cleveland in Kam Lake were all officially acclaimed once the deadline came and went. A...

NWT Election 2023: Wawzonek, Cleveland and Weyallon Armstrong acclaimed

October 20, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...deadline. The remaining 16 districts will now proceed to a territorial election, with polling day on November 14. Finance and industry minister Caroline Wawzonek is guaranteed a second term in Yellowknife South (though she’ll cease being a minister, at least temporarily, on the day the new set of MLAs...

NWT Election 2023: Nominations closed but lists aren’t quite final

October 20, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...been whittled down to three. Acclamations are now confirmed in Kam Lake (Caitlin Cleveland), Monfwi (Jane Weyallon Armstrong) and Yellowknife South (Caroline Wawzonek). All three are incumbents. Kuptana had appeared likely to secure an acclamation in Nunakput but Teddy’s name appeared on the list shortly after...

Final day for candidates to come forward in NWT’s 2023 election

October 20, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...(Caitlin Cleveland); Monfwi (Jane Weyallon Armstrong); Nunakput (Lucy Kuptana); Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh (Richard Edjericon); and Yellowknife South (Caroline Wawzonek). Of the six, five involve incumbents as the only candidates to come forward to date. The sixth is Nunakput, where incumbent Jackie Jacobson is...

Here’s an updated list of who’s running in the N.W.T. election

October 12, 2023

CBC North - ...wishing to withdraw their candidacy having until 5 p.m. The Legislative Assembly is made up of 19 members, three of which are already acclaimed: Caroline Wawzonek in Yellowknife South; Caitlin Cleveland in Kam Lake, and Jane Weyallon Armstrong in Monfwi. Once elected, the members will vote for a premier, six...

Nominations open next week in N.W.T. election, here’s who’s running so far

October 12, 2023

CBC North - ...evacuations, is expected to cost around $150 million , and pretty much drain the government's estimated operating surplus, Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek said in August. The federal government has said it will come through with some disaster assistance cash, but it's unclear when or how much. ...

‘Coping and grieving’: An overview of the unprecedented 2023 wildfire season

October 11, 2023

NNSL Media - ...plan what needs to be done since Aug. 18. “Disaster financial assistance is certainly needed in our territory,” Alty added. Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek noted the GNWT had a working group established to maintain communications with supply chains. She said the GNWT was looking at whether a subsidy...

MLAs push government for new affirmative action plan

October 10, 2023

NNSL Media - ...if or when a new policy will be implemented. Inuvik Twin-Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler and Yellowknife North MLA Ryland Johnson hammered Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek on the subject during the Oct. 3 sitting of the legislative assembly. “When this policy is approved and it is implemented, how long would the...

MLA Katrina Nokleby to be fined $4,000 for staying in evacuation zone

October 6, 2023

CBC North - ...depression and anxiety. "Mental illness does not discriminate. It affects many residents of the Northwest Territories," said Yellowknife South MLA Caroline Wawzonek. "It affects many of my constituents, and it affects many of my constituents who were evacuated and abided by the order." Hay River South MLA Rocky...

As finale, 19th Assembly fines Nokleby and passes capital budget

October 6, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...RCMP have said their investigation into Nokleby’s conduct is over and no charges will be laid. Yellowknife South MLA and finance minister Caroline Wawzonek said the mitigating factors Nokleby cited for her actions, such as deteriorating mental health, “affected many of my constituents, who were...

Nokleby fined $4,000 for returning to Yellowknife during evacuation

October 6, 2023

NNSL Media - ...absense during the discussion of her conduct and punishment showed that she has “nothing but disdain for this House.” Yellowknife South MLA Caroline Wawzonek noted that Nokleby, MLA for Great Slave, told the integrity commissioner that her emotional state was also a factor in her decision-making, but...

Wildfire relief funding for N.W.T. businesses increasing

October 6, 2023

CBC North - ...First Nation. As first reported by Cabin Radio, the new funding amounts were announced Thursday in the N.W.T. legislature by Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek. The funding itself will come from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. Wawzonek said funding for Yellowknife businesses has been...

NWT announces increases to business supports, cash for food banks

October 5, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...sums are increasing for business in some NWT communities hit by wildfires and evacuations this summer. Finance minister Caroline Wawzonek, who said earlier this week increases were coming, gave more details in the legislature on Thursday evening. Wawzonek said the maximum amounts of wildfire relief cash...

More support coming for wildfire-hit NWT businesses, minister says

October 5, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...are on the way for programs that help businesses affected by wildfires and evacuations. The detail of the extra supports is not yet available, but Caroline Wawzonek said on Wednesday she hopes to roll out amendments “in the coming really short days.” At the moment, the main GNWT offerings are up to $5,000...

Tuktoyaktuk MLA says school renovation delays are a ‘total fail’

October 4, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...said the delayed work on Mangilaluk School was a “total fail” and suggested cabinet promised him two portables in the spring. Finance minister Caroline Wawzonek said no portables had ever been on the way. The Department of Infrastructure and education officials had looked into whether sending portables was...