Shane Thompson

Shane Thompson

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Shane Thompson

Candidate in the Nahendeh All Ridings race.

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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...

In final sitting, N.W.T. MLAs to discuss capital budget, evacuations and pass about ‘a dozen bills’

September 27, 2023

CBC North - requests from CBC News R.J. Simpson, MLA for Hay River North Kevin O'Reilly, MLA for Frame Lake Rocky Simpson, MLA for Hay River South Shane Thompson, MLA for Nahendeh Premier Caroline Cochrane, MLA for Range Lake Paulie Chinna, MLA for Sahtu Julie Green, MLA for Yellowknife Centre The...

NWT Wildfires: Yellowknives chiefs told new chief to drop Nokleby

September 18, 2023

NNSL Media - ...received authorization as an essential worker by Betsina after following a procedure that was outlined by Municipal and Community Affairs Minister Shane Thompson. “In reference to the recent events regarding the re-entry of volunteers as essential staff for YKDFN Emergency Operations, we must inform you...

NWT Legislative Assembly Integrity Commissioner dismisses complaints regarding MLA Nokleby

September 18, 2023

My Yellow Knife Now - ...Slave, Katrina Nokleby. According to the Legislative Assembly, Integrity Commissioner David Phillip Jones, received a complaint from Nahendeh MLA Shane Thompson, alleging that certain emails and social media posts by Nokleby, “breached the Members’ Code of Conduct.” As a result, an investigation was...

N.W.T. integrity commissioner dismisses harassment complaint against MLA Katrina Nokleby

September 17, 2023

CBC North - ...N.W.T. Great Slave MLA Katrina Nokleby 'made an error of judgment' in some of her communications targeting Shane Thompson, a fellow MLA and minister, the territory's integrity commissioner has dismissed a complaint lodged against the Great Slave representative this week. "In my judgment not all of Ms....

Integrity commissioner dismisses Thompson complaint about Nokleby

September 15, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...territory’s integrity commissioner, though not without criticism of the MLA concerned. The complaint, from environment and communities minister Shane Thompson, alleged in part that emails and Facebook posts by Great Slave MLA Katrina Nokleby “demonstrate a pattern of behaviour which demeans, belittles...

Wildfire update, Sept. 15 1:30 p.m.: Hay River fire will likely need to be managed until snowfall: ECC Minister

September 15, 2023

CKLB 101.9 - ...shared in a press conference on Thursday afternoon. “It’s very likely these fires will need to be managed until snowfall,” said Minister Shane Thompson. Essential workers have been returning to the town since Wednesday. If the wildfire risk holds, members of the general public should be able to...

NWT Wildfires: GNWT maintains budget surplus of $5 million

September 14, 2023

NNSL Media - ...having to take on additional debt, which avoids us having to take on the additional costs of that debt.” Municipal and Community Affairs minister Shane Thompson said over 6,600 vehicles have passed the Deh Cho bridge in the return to Yellowknife. Wawzonek said the GNWT was confident the economy would...

Ottawa commits $28.8M to fund NWT firefighting

September 10, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...under the program, which is $28.8 million over five years. At a Thursday territorial press conference, NWT environment and communities minister Shane Thompson said: “We’re very happy with the number.” Thompson said he believed Wilkinson had also committed to fast-tracking the funding to the...

Shane Thompson to visit wildfire-hit Enterprise

September 5, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...NWT’s environment and communities minister is set to visit Enterprise for the first time since the hamlet was devastated by a wildfire. Shane Thompson said on Saturday he had been in talks with Enterprise Mayor Michael St Amour about visiting the community “to see the impact on it.” On Tuesday...

Mavis Cli-Michaud to run for Nahendeh MLA

September 5, 2023

Cabin Radio - ... Cli-Michaud confirmed by email on Monday that she intends to run in the Nahendeh district. The incumbent is environment and communities minister Shane Thompson, who has held the Nahendeh seat since 2015. Thompson has yet to publicly state whether he will seek re-election. Even if Thompson doesn’t run,...

The devastation of Enterprise and its path to recovery

September 2, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...every day. “There’s absolutely nothing that anyone could say that could repair anyone’s feelings about what happened there,” he said. Shane Thompson, the NWT’s environment and communities minister, said this week that an examination of what happened to Enterprise would form part of the...

WILDFIRE UPDATE, AUG. 31, 7:30 P.M.: “The calm before the storm today—literally.”

August 31, 2023

CKLB 101.9 - ...Marie River, Kakisa, Wekweètì, Sambaa K’e, and “potentially” the Ingraham Trail, according to Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs Shane Thompson. This policy offers financial compensation to N.W.T. residents who suffered losses due to the wildfire that are not otherwise covered by insurance. ...