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What the NWT’s education minister says about a Tin Can Hill campus
June 2, 2022
Cabin Radio - ...district includes Tin Can Hill, says residents don’t want development on the hill and feel blindsided by a proposal out of nowhere. Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos – whose district includes Fort Smith, the present headquarters of the college set to become the NWT’s polytechnic university – sought...
Most human rights complaints in NWT related to disability: Human Rights Commission chair
April 27, 2022
NNSL Media - ...an enviable example for other jurisdictions.” “A major problem” that reserves are outside the Commission’s jurisdiction Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos pointed out that the territory’s two reserves, including Salt River, are outside the jurisdiction of the territory’s human rights commission....
N.W.T. government passes budget with opposition from 6 MLAs
April 5, 2022
CBC North - ... "We see time and time again that the capital region gets most of the funds and everyone else is left to fight over the crumbs," said Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos. Small communities are "routinely undercut and forced to fight to get funding," she said, arguing Salt River First Nation's $500,000 tiny home...
NWT budget passes but MLAs from smaller communities vote no
April 4, 2022
Cabin Radio - ...outside Yellowknife, however, opposed the budget on grounds of geography rather than philosophy. Hay River South’s Rocky Simpson, Thebacha’s Frieda Martselos, Deh Cho MLA Ron Bonnetrouge, Monfwi MLA Jane Weyallon Armstrong and Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh’s Richard Edjericon voted no. They were joined by Katrina...
GNWT budget for 2022-23 passes despite opposition from MLAs representing smaller communities
April 2, 2022
NNSL Media - ...in favour of the budget while six members — Jane Weyallon-Armstrong, Ronald Bonnetrouge, Katrina Nokleby, Rocky Simpson, Richard Edjericon and Frieda Martselos — voted against. Much of the opposition came from MLAs representing smaller communities who felt the budget was too Yellowknife-centric. “The...
Full review into $806k Norn public inquiry to occur in next six months
March 14, 2022
NNSL Media - ...to learn some lessons from what happened,” he said. “It’s difficult to cap legal costs, particularly around a public inquiry.” As well, Frieda Martselos, MLA for Thebacha, also stated the costliness of the public inquiry but also thought that “there was no other way.” “I think it was done in a...
Legislature to review $800,000 cost of Norn public inquiry
March 11, 2022
Cabin Radio - ...said in terms of trying to learn some lessons from what happened. It’s difficult to cap legal costs, particularly around a public inquiry.” Frieda Martselos, the MLA for Thebacha, said: “I think there was no other way. It was done in a very fair manner and the decision made was the correct one. ...
NWT Communities minister grilled on radio silence during Fort Smith shooting lockdown
March 9, 2022
NNSL Media - ...notifies other members that things are going on in this territory?” Thompson said both he and the premier had reached out to Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos once they were made aware of the incident, as well as the ministers of Justice and Health. “The leadership in that community, including the RCMP,...
“Immense pain and sadness”: Premier, MLA reflect on death in Fort Smith during Legislative Assembly session
March 8, 2022
NNSL Media - ...communities in the north can be; When tragedy like this strikes, it tears at the very fabric of what it means to be a Northerner.” Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos, whose district includes Fort Smith, also acknowledged the death in her member statement. “The residents of Fort Smith have demonstrated great...
International Women’s Day a time to reflect on leadership in unprecedented times
March 5, 2022
NNSL Media - ...too, with MLAs such as Lesa Semmler of Inuvik-Twin Lakes chairing the committee of the whole as Deputy Speaker of the House and Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos taking over recently the key position of chair of caucus. Five to two, that would be a monster majority in the Honk of Commons, er, sorry, House of...