Paul Betsina

Paul Betsina

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Paul Betsina

Candidate in the Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh race.

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Richard Edjericon announces candidacy for Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh MLA

January 11, 2022

CBC North - ...government administration. In the last election, he earned 130 votes against his competitors, Steve Norn (206 votes), Lila Fraser Erasmus (117), Paul Betsina (103) and Nadine Delorme (9). In this byelection, he will run against three candidates announced so far: former YKDFN Chief Ernest Betsina, Fort...

Ernest Betsina to stand for election in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh

January 8, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...choices now.” Norn was elected with 230 votes in 2019’s territorial election. Richard Edjericon received 130 votes, Lila Fraser Erasmus 117, Paul Betsina 103, and Delorme nine. The Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh by-election will be the NWT’s first to be held by mail-in ballot only, an accommodation designed to...

Steve Norn reportedly will seek Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh re-election

January 7, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...he disapproved. Norn was elected with 230 votes in 2019’s territorial election. Richard Edjericon received 130 votes, Lila Fraser Erasmus 117, Paul Betsina 103, and Delorme...

Kicked out of NWT assembly, Steve Norn running in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh by-election

January 7, 2022

NNSL Media - ...concerns. Norn was elected to the district for the first time in the 2019 election after a five way race against Richard Edjericon, Lila Erasmus, Paul Betsina, and Nadine Delorme-Simon. Delorme-Simon is the only other confirmed candidate who said on Jan. 4 that she will be running again in hopes of...

Yk streets filled as community honours children found in Kamloops

June 4, 2021

Cabin Radio - Warning: The following report contains descriptions of genocide and violence committed against Indigenous children and communities. A memorial walk honouring the 215 Indigenous children recently found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School drew hundreds of people to the streets of Yellowknife Friday afternoon. Meaghan Brackenbury/Cabin RadioDëneze Nahkehk’o, a Yellowknife resident and Dehcho Denesųłıné Dene community educator, was one of the leaders of Friday’s march. Snookie Catholique (left), a former residential school student herself, honoured her late aunt who was lost to the system on Friday. Meaghan Brackenbury/Cabin Radio

Steve Norn won’t quit

May 4, 2021

NNSL Media - Embattled MLA Steve Norn told Yellowknifer on a phone call he has no plans to resign. Norn faces criticism that he came out of self-isolation to enter the legislative assembly on April 17, the day before his isolation period was scheduled to end. The Commissioner can also dismiss the complaint for a reason set out in section 102 of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act. “We are aware of concerns raised regarding his violation in going to the Legislative Assembly after hours during his recent isolation upon returning from travel out of the NWT,” Balsillie wrote. NNSL Media attempted to reach Jason Snaggs, chief executive officer of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) on Tuesday, but he was unavailable.

What do leaders across the N.W.T hope to see in the next federal budget?

April 17, 2021

CBC North - Canada's Liberal government is set to release a highly anticipated federal budget on Monday, leaving leaders across the N.W.T. Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formed a minority government in the fall of 2019, the government has only released one federal budget. Reducing inequalityThe first federal budget since the start of the pandemic is expected to tackle inequality. Erwin Elias is the mayor of Tuktoyaktuk, a community where the impacts of climate change are in plain sight. (Mario De Ciccio/Radio-Canada)O'Reilly reiterated a sense of urgency when it comes to adapting and mitigating climate change as well.

Proposed Vee Lake quarry passes first hurdle at city council

March 10, 2020

Cabin Radio - A proposed new quarry to be constructed near Vee Lake cleared its first obstacle on Monday night as Yellowknife city councillors approved two bylaws related to land transfer. The bylaws authorize the City of Yellowknife to acquire land from the territorial government and then lease the same land to Det'on Cho Construction for the quarry. After that, Det'on Cho would have to seek a development permit – returning the process to councillors for further approval. "There is significant public concern from residents of Yellowknife," Silke said, presenting to council. Det'on Cho has pledged to widen the Vee Lake Road and carry out other safety measures if the project goes ahead.

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

March 10, 2020

CBC North - The Det'on Cho Corp. said it could provide jobs and profits for about 10 years. The proposed quarry, outlined in white, lies just within city limits off the Vee Lake road. He said Det'on Cho is prepared to go through a process of review and consultation before any rock is touched. Ryan Silke gathered almost 1,000 names on his petition against the proposed quarry. He also suggested city council come up with alternative locations for the Det'on Cho to use.

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