Rylund Johnson

Candidate in the Yellowknife North Yellowknife race.

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Here’s what N.W.T. constituents want during the pandemic, in MLAs’ own words

April 3, 2020

CBC North - ...number of confirmed cases in N.W.T. rose to four) but in both cases people followed the advice that was given to self isolate. Yellowknife North, Rylund Johnson The constituents I'm hearing the most from are our small businesses. There's so many things rapidly changing for them, and in Yellowknife North,...

NWT government adds $8.2 million in COVID-19 relief

March 31, 2020

NNSL Media - ...live stream. Without a regular session of government, the members aired their reactions to the announcement on social media. Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson voiced support for the plan’s housing measures while Frame Lake MLA Kevin O’Reilly called out the lack of support for renters and landlords, and...

Border closure the right decision, MLAs say

March 21, 2020

NNSL Media - ...be effective as early as today, once all the necessary measures are in place. Related coverage: Public health officer to prohibit travel into NWT Rylund Johnson, MLA for Yellowknife North also backs the closure, calling it a “proactive step.” “The goal here is to not overwhelm the healthcare system, I...

NWT rolls out $13.2 million in COVID-19 relief package

March 20, 2020

NNSL Media - ...with a somewhat limited toolbox. Asked if the government would support a basic universal income — as politicians like Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson voiced support for if it was federally-funded — Wawzonek said “nothing is off the table” but the situation still had to unfold. She pointed...

Some MLAs skeptical of Taltson Dam expansion

March 20, 2020

NNSL Media - ...River and 5 degrees in Inuvik, a GNWT slide from the presentation stated. Those costs are just the beginning, according to Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson, who’s advocated declaring a climate emergency in assembly. In the discussion, he underlined the urgency of the climate crisis and potential...

One appointment per day keeps COVID away at Land Titles

March 20, 2020

NNSL Media - ...decision of closing the office entirely. “Land Titles has amended their decision to close,” he stated. “The Justice Minister and a few MLAs (Rylund Johnson and Caitlin Cleveland among them) really stepped up and acted quickly. ” Earlier in the day, Rod Stirling, a realtor with Coldwell Banker, had...

Northern politicians return to worried constituencies

March 17, 2020

NNSL Media - ...needs and the territory is doing its best with limited resources. MLAs run community supports, push for more resources Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson said on Tuesday that he’d heard from tourism operators crunched under halted international travel, all while other businesses in Yellowknife...

NWT MLAs vote in ‘most important debate since we’ve been elected’

March 14, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...we have to look for resources now. If we don't find resources now, we are in trouble, and we are not helping our children and our future to come." Rylund Johnson, Yellowknife North: "This work is key to answering some of the questions I have. There are so many what-ifs about this project. Should we be...

Taltson expansion key to reducing N.W.T.’s greenhouse gas emissions, says gov’t

March 13, 2020

CBC North - ...community, and that the transmission line is a way to build more resilience in the system overall, using proven technology. Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson pointed to a "structural challenge" with several of the proposed renewable energy projects: they don't lower electricity costs. That's because the...

N.W.T. MLAs asking for audit of new Stanton Territorial Hospital

March 12, 2020

CBC North - ...a financial deficit. She also raised concerns about the involvement of southern companies in N.W.T. P3s, concerns echoed by Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson. Finance officials have called the new $350-million hospital the largest building project ever undertaken by the territorial government. It's...

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