Rylund Johnson

Candidate in the Yellowknife North Yellowknife race.

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YK Women’s Society officially purchases Spruce Bough

July 7, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...known as Spruce Bough, opened in 2020 as a space for people experiencing homelessness to isolate. Despite calls from the women’s shelter and MLA Rylund Johnson that the Spruce Bough facility needed long-term funding in order to remain operational, it took time to determine which federal and territorial...

MLA doubtful Taltson project will help N.W.T. acheive its climate goals

June 18, 2022

CBC North - ...Great Slave Lake. The territory has been relying on the project to come online by 2030 to meet its reduction targets but, as Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson pointed out at the Legislative Assembly last month, it hinges on a number of things — including three more mines coming online and agreeing to buy...

Drug decriminalization in B.C. ‘an invitation to rejoin society’, says former Yellowknifer

June 9, 2022

CBC North - ...treat addictions as a health issue instead of a criminal one by decriminalizing personal possession of drugs. On June 1, Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson said the B.C. decision gives the N.W.T. "a template to follow," though he noted decriminalization isn't a silver bullet. "I know many people feel...

GNWT told to grow territory’s population 25% by 2043

June 6, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...efforts in jurisdictions like the Yukon, she said others were “doing so much more and achieving real success.” Prepare for climate refugees? Rylund Johnson, the Yellowknife North MLA, said in supporting Cleveland’s motion that the NWT government needed “some sort of coherent vision” on population...

Should the NWT refuse to host future royal visits?

June 6, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...Charles and Camilla to the NWT is expected to cost the territory around $180,000, the territory’s premier says. Asked by Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson last week, Premier Caroline Cochrane said the full cost was not yet known but she expected it to be similar to the sum spent on the last royal...

NWT government to merge its environment and lands departments

May 17, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...will be affected is not yet clear. Merging the two departments was raised, albeit in a somewhat flippant context, by Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson in February. Responding to the territory’s proposed budget in the legislature, Johnson said the territorial government had been “losing the...

GNWT agrees to provide $1.5M, keeping Spruce Bough alive

May 10, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...the Department of Health and Social Services – was set to run out on September 30. At the time, the women’s centre and Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson called on the territorial government to commit long-term funding to keep Spruce Bough’s doors open. Minister of Health and Social Services Julie...

GNWT hopes new remote and winter fisheries, new Hay River processing plant will open new opportunities for NWT fishers

May 9, 2022

NNSL Media - ...Pamela Strand added, “We don’t truly know what that looks like yet, but it is working toward a harvester’s co-op.” Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson asked if there would soon be new opportunities to enter into the Alberta market. Strand responded that the opening of the new processing plant...

No plan to ask Indigenous leaders about decriminalization

April 22, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...neither the territorial nor federal governments appear set to do so. Earlier in March, following two overdose deaths, Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson asked Premier Caroline Cochrane if she plans to “join police chiefs, public health officials, countless politicians, and most recently the Premier...

MLAs debate mining royalties as GNWT revamps mineral extraction policies

April 12, 2022

NNSL Media - ...said Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Caroline Wawzonek. “Or again, there can be the hybrid approach.” Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson suggested transitioning to a hybrid model like the one used by B.C. In that province, royalties for oil, for example, are calculated based on...

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