Shane Thompson

Shane Thompson

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Shane Thompson

Candidate in the Nahendeh All Ridings race.

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Dene Nation calls for public inquiry into NWT wildfire season

October 13, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...the wildfires and response leading to the loss of homes this summer, a timeline of major events, 2023 wildfire statistics. NWT environment minister Shane Thompson has previously said a separate review will be carried out by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs into the territory’s 2023 wildfire...

Here’s an updated list of who’s running in the N.W.T. election

October 12, 2023

CBC North - ...Nerysoo, Richard Ross Jr. Monfwi Jane Weyallon Armstrong* (Acclaimed) Nahendeh Hillary Deneron, Josh Campbell, Les Wright, Mavis Cli-Michaud, Shane Thompson*, Sharon Allen Nunakput Lucy Kuptana, Vince Teddy Range Lake Aaron Reid, Kieron Testart, Nicole Sok Sahtú Danny McNeely, Delphine Pierrot,...

Territorial politicians give thanks to NWT firefighters

October 12, 2023

NNSL Media - ...near Fort Liard on July 15. He left behind his partner and a young daughter. The Canadian Press/HO-Donna Deneyoua ‘He will be sadly missed’ Shane Thompson, MLA for Nahendeh, dedicated this member’s statement to Yeadon, who was born on Aug. 30, 1997, at Fort Nelson, B.C., to Barbara Bertrand and Jack...

Nominations open next week in N.W.T. election, here’s who’s running so far

October 12, 2023

CBC North - ...Julie Green (Yellowknife Centre), and regular MLAs Jackie Jacobson (Nunakput), Kevin O'Reilly (Frame Lake) and Rylund Johnson (Yellowknife North). Shane Thompson (Nahendeh), minister of Municipal and Community Affairs and Environment and Climate Change, was a lead in the territory's wildfire response. He...

‘Coping and grieving’: An overview of the unprecedented 2023 wildfire season

October 11, 2023

NNSL Media - ...the community. Several members of the community had safely evacuated to Fort Simpson several days before the fire began to bear down. Nahendeh MLA Shane Thompson said on June 2 that 75 people had made it to the village. “Evacuees were scheduled to stay in the Fort Simpson recreation centre in the gym and...

N.W.T.’s premier remembered as unconventional leader, champion for marginalized people

October 7, 2023

CBC North - ...I'm like, 'Premier Caroline Cochrane you should call a state of emergency.' I'm like, 'it's urgent, you need to do that.' And I even told Minister Shane Thompson, 'Why are you guys not calling a state of emergency? We're evacuating,'... And yeah, there was nothing," said Martel. "People's lives would have...

Tu Nedhe-Willideh MLA looks for answers in 2022 caribou seizure

October 5, 2023

NNSL Media - ...what the territorial government has done to mend fences with the community. Richard Edjericon, MLA for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh, put the question to Shane Thompson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on Sept. 29 in the legislative assembly, saying that the minister needed to apologize for what...

GNWT commits to public meeting over Fort Resolution administration

October 4, 2023

Cabin Radio - ... The territory now says Fort Resolution is at least $2.5 million in debt – “and we’re still looking into things,” communities minister Shane Thompson said in the legislature on Wednesday. Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh MLA Richard Edjericon said placing Fort Resolution into administration was having a...

NWT minister avoids saying climate change is ‘an emergency’

October 4, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...and climate change minister avoided calling climate change an emergency when asked if he would do so by a fellow MLA in the legislature on Tuesday. Shane Thompson said climate change was having a “profound effect” on the territory, which at one point this summer saw more than half of its residents...

Nokleby ‘improperly returned’ to Yellowknife mid-evacuation

October 3, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...the integrity commissioner – an independent adjudicator in matters of MLAs’ conduct – rejected a separate complaint from communities minister Shane Thompson that Nokleby had used emails and social media in a manner that constituted harassment. In that case, Jones found that many of Nokleby’s actions...

No update on investigation, 1 year after wildlife officers searched Łutsel K’e culture camp

September 29, 2023

CBC North - ...protect the Bathurst caribou herd, and found carcasses of caribou and wasted meat. A year later, there have been no details on that investigation. Shane Thompson, the N.W.T. minister of Environment and Climate Change, said in the Legislative Assembly on Friday that he couldn't provide any. "Investigations...

After a year, still no review of controversial camp search

September 29, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...Supreme Court. An independent review of what took place was promised by the territorial government more than a year ago, but environment minister Shane Thompson said on Friday there was no date for that review to even begin. “These incidences are still being investigated for suspected illegal harvest in a...

GNWT holds firm on no support for evacuees who bought flights

September 29, 2023

Cabin Radio - support the government’s evacuation orders, and then tried but could not be served by the GNWT’s re-entry flights.” Communities minister Shane Thompson was unmoved. “Unfortunately, no, we will not be reimbursing people that decided to take the flights out,” he said in response to questioning...

MLAs ask why N.W.T. isn’t giving residents more money for evacuation costs

September 28, 2023

CBC North - ... MLAs on Wednesday highlighted criticisms of the programs including the limited amount money it provides to people who were away for weeks. But Shane Thompson, minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), said the territory isn't considering expanding the scope of the coverage for residents as the...

Registered with Red Cross but still ended up paying? Here’s what to do.

September 27, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...‘Go book yourself at a hotel.’ They later found out they didn’t pick the right hotel, so they weren’t covered.” Communities minister Shane Thompson responded that anyone in that kind of situation should contact the department. “Tell us what happened and then we will work on that. We’ve...

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