Paul Betsina

Paul Betsina

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Paul Betsina

Candidate in the Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh race.

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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.

How NWT election candidates raised and spent their money

January 16, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...Al-Mahamud $4,036.25 Thebacha Denise Yuhas $3,916.71 Nahendeh Randal Sibbeston $3,382.77 Sahtu Wilfred McNeely Jr $3,287.83 Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh Paul Betsina $3,250.00 Inuvik Boot Lake Diane Thom $3,000.00 Mackenzie Delta Frederick Blake Jr* $2,553.81 Nahendeh Mike Drake $2,509.04 Inuvik Boot Lake Dez...

Official results reveal where the N.W.T.’s battleground ridings were won and lost

December 30, 2019

CBC North - ...alternative candidate. Dettah and N'dilo split between Rick Edjericon and Lila Fraser Erasmsus, while Norn's hometown of Fort Resolution preferred Paul Betsina in the end. None of the challengers counted more from a whole riding than the 131 votes Norn took from Łutsël K'é alone. Detailed turnout for...

Norn wins Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

October 1, 2019

NNSL Media - ...reporting on the NWT Elections website, Norn leads with 206 votes. Richard Edjericon with 130 placed second; Lila Erasmus took third with 117 votes. Paul Betsina has 103 votes. More to...

N.W.T. communities elect 8 new MLAs to 19th Assembly

October 1, 2019

CBC North - ...and Lutsel K'e. Norn is a federal government employee and former RCMP officer. Nadine Delorme is an advocate, student and Sixties Scoop survivor. Paul Betsina is a Ndilo councillor. Lila Erasmus has worked for the territorial government and several Indigenous organizations. Richard Edjericon is a former...

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