Niels Konge

Candidate in the Yellowknife Centre Yellowknife race.

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Listen to Folk on the Rocks live all weekend with Cabin Radio

July 16, 2021

Cabin Radio - ...notice: If you want to dunk Ollie in mud, he’s scheduled for 7:30-8:30pm. Also available: Caroline Wawzonek 2:30-3:30, Katrina Nokleby 3:30-4:30, Niels Konge 4:30-5:30, Rebecca Alty 6:30-7:30.) Here are some of the on-air highlights throughout the festival weekend. Friday highlights 7:15pm: Laurie...

City ponders adjustment to tax mill rate

April 7, 2021

My Yellow Knife Now - ...which proposed a 2.5 per cent tax increase. Changing the mill rate would alter resident’s tax bills more than they are expecting. Councillor Niels Konge said businesses shoulder too much of the city’s tax burden. This means while only just over a third of properties are non-residential, commercial...

Yellowknife contemplates shifting property tax burden

April 6, 2021

Cabin Radio - ... Taxation % change +0.24% +1.53% +5.44% +20.19% City staff presented councillors with four potential scenarios for 2021 mill rates. Councillor Niels Konge favoured Scenario 3, saying he wanted a more equitable mill rate ratio but a one-to-one rate would be “quite a shock to the system.” Konge said...

Setting out separate plans, chambers battle for small businesses

April 28, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...funding from Yellowknife’s downtown and using it to combat Covid-19’s economic impacts was wise. “How do we pay for this?” asked Councillor Niels Konge, repeating a refrain he has used several times in recent weeks as the City fields requests for financial support, the waiving of fees and charges,...

With a lone opponent, YK formally backs vote for permanent residents

March 10, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...Steve Payne. "It's a big night and I'm very happy to be a part of it." "I don't think it takes anybody's privileges away," said Councillor Niels Konge. "I think allowing people ... the option to support certain political stances at a municipal level really gets them engaged in our neighbourhood. ...

Proposed Vee Lake quarry passes first hurdle at city council

March 10, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...Silverio in support. Morgan had argued a surge in interest in the quarry proposal since second reading merited the extra discussion. Councillor Niels Konge urged people to look at what he considered the bigger picture of the quarry's potential future uses, referring in particular to opportunities for...

Yellowknife city council votes to move forward on proposed quarry near Vee Lake

March 10, 2020

CBC North - ...ahead, with the idea that the quarry will come back to council during the licensing and permitting process. During questions to city staff, Coun. Niels Konge noted that the current quarry near the city's landfill has helped keep costs down in creating an area for waste. "What other opportunities will we...

Yk council supports MLA’s quest for municipal electoral reform

February 25, 2020

NNSL Media - ...years have any less of a right to vote than a citizen of this country who happens to have moved to live in Yellowknife for the last 12 months.” Niels Konge – Supports “If we can support a motion over at the legislature and that gives our members of our community buy-in, why wouldn’t we do that....

Should permanent residents be able to vote in NWT communities?

February 25, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...he considers a "non-controversial" amendment permitting online and telephone voting in municipalities. The case for expanding the vote Councillors Niels Konge, Shauna Morgan, Julian Morse, and Robin Williams joined Alty in supporting Johnson's plan. The MLA argued permanent residents pay taxes, have...

Council floats study of 25-metre pool option

January 30, 2020

NNSL Media - ...options and get people’s feedback on that so we can have the best case possible that we are designing the aquatic centre that we need.” Couns. Niels Konge and Rommel Silverio were the only two who opposed Morgan’s motion. Konge, who has been chair of the Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee, said that...

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