Niels Konge

Candidate in the Yellowknife Centre Yellowknife race.

Niels can be reached on social media, at nkonge@ssimicro.com, or by calling (867) 446-2199.

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Councillors increase Yellowknife taxi age limit to 15 years

March 2, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...a recent change for such vehicles in Inuvik. “Ten years is not enough for people to be able to replenish their vehicles,” she said. Councillor Niels Konge supported Mufandaedza’s proposal and would happily remove age limits for taxis entirely, as the city has what he termed a “robust” inspection...

YK councillors agree to censure Konge for ‘inappropriate’ comments

March 1, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...a seven to one vote, Yellowknife councillors chose to censure colleague Niels Konge for his “inappropriate comparisons” during two city meetings late last year. In a report earlier this month, the city’s integrity commissioner – Sheldon Toner – found Konge had violated the city council ethics...

Yellowknife city council to vote tonight on vaxx proof rules

February 28, 2022

NNSL Media - ...Shauna Morgan, Julian Morse, Mayor Rebecca Alty, and Robin Williams voted for approval the vaccine policy during the vote, while Steve Payne, Niels Konge, Rommel Silverio, and Stacie Smith voted against...

Yellowknifer 2021 year in review: November

January 1, 2022

NNSL Media - ...compares pandemic measures to racial segregation The Black Advocacy Coalition Up North demanded an apology from Coun. Niels Konge after he compared measures limiting access to public spaces for the unvaccinated to the racial segregation of public transport in the Jim Crow-era American South. The group...

Yellowknife budget passes, locking in 5.56-percent tax increase

December 13, 2021

Cabin Radio - ...go up by 10 percent, where previously it was to have been frozen for the year ahead. Earlier in the day, discussing city water rates, Councillor Niels Konge had questioned why businesses are charged significantly more than residents for what he said were identical services. At council’s governance and...

YK budget including funds for reconciliation

November 10, 2021

CKLB 101.9 - ...Morse, Shauna Morgan, Cynthia Mufandaedza and Robin Williams voted in favour of the policy. Those who voted against it included councillors Niels Konge, who apologized last week after comparing the vaccine mandate to racial segregation; Steve Payne; Rommel Silverio, a registered nurse; and Stacie...

Yellowknife city council approves COVID-19 vaccine mandate in 5-4 vote

November 9, 2021

CBC North - ...favour were Alty, Couns. Shauna Morgan, Julian Morse, Cynthia Mufandaedza and Robin Williams voted in favour. Couns. Stacie Smith, Rommel Silverio, Niels Konge and Steve Payne were opposed. 'The winter is long' Coun. Cynthia Mufandaedza, in support of the mandate, said the decision has been difficult on...

Yellowknife councillors approve proof of vaccination

November 8, 2021

Cabin Radio - ...attended last week’s discussion – Shauna Morgan and Julian Morse, joined Mayor Rebecca Alty and Williams in supporting the move. Councillors Niels Konge, Steve Payne, Rommel Silverio, and Stacie Smith opposed the requirement voicing concerns with fairness. The NWT government introduced...

Yellowknife city council set to vote on proof-of-vaccine policy

November 8, 2021

CBC North - ...unvaccinated adults from using the city's indoor facilities. When city politicians debated the policy as a committee last Monday, five councillors (Niels Konge, Steve Payne, Stacie Smith, Rommel Silverio and Robin Williams) voiced their opposition to a proof-of-vaccine mandate at indoor city facilities....

Mayor Rebecca Alty on Yellowknife city council’s vaccine mandate divide

November 3, 2021

CBC North - ...like the library and the fieldhouse, but it would ban people who choose not get vaccinated. Five city councillors objected to the idea, including Niels Konge, Steve Payne, Stacie Smith, Rommel Silverio and Robin Williams. Mayor Rebecca Alty and councillors Shaun Morgan and Julian Morse expressed support...

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