Shane Thompson

Shane Thompson

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Shane Thompson

Candidate in the Nahendeh All Ridings race.

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Live: NWT declares wildfire state of emergency

August 15, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...far. 17:44 – At the moment, it’s not clear what actions the GNWT will take through declaring a state of emergency. The minister, in this case Shane Thompson, essentially has powers on a grander scale to do what is already happening in Yellowknife – acquire people, tools, equipment or land to get more...

Live: Evacuation alert for western Yellowknife, NWT state of emergency

August 15, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...NWT but be moved elsewhere, the health minister says. 19:10 – Here’s our full story on the evacuation alert in western Yellowknife. 19:09 – Shane Thompson says there are “quickly changing needs” on the ground. He still has the 20-km figure for how far away the fire is. Not sure how old that figure...

‘Don’t wait’ to follow evacuation orders, territorial officials urge

August 14, 2023

Cabin Radio - prepared to leave if that is upgraded to an evacuation order. “When we call the evacuation, don’t wait,” she said. “Please leave.” Shane Thompson, environment and communities minister, said: “You could be endangering yourself and others by staying behind. We want to ensure everybody makes it...

Yellowknife declares state of local emergency due to wildfire threat; GNWT refuses

August 14, 2023

NNSL Media - off of jobs to assist with efforts to stop fires from entering Yellowknife. Earlier in the day, Environment and Climate Change Minister Shane Thompson said the GNWT doesn’t feel it’s necessary to declare a state of emergency because there’s adequate resources to combat the fires and such a...

‘This is worse than 2014’ says NWT’s environment minister

August 7, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...were deeply affected by unending, acrid smoke. That wildfire season ended up costing the NWT government $56 million. Environment minister Shane Thompson says this summer will do more damage and is expected to cost more. “This is our worst fire season. It started early, and it’s probably going to...

Two more homes lost to fire in Behchokǫ̀

July 27, 2023

CKLB 101.9 - ...problem.” The Northwest Territories are facing a devastating fire season, with fires spreading rapidly and causing significant financial strain. Shane Thompson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, said that the cost of wildfires is about $30 million. Premier Caroline Cochrane expressed concern over...

NWT’s 2023 wildfire season has cost around $30M so far

July 26, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...the Northwest Territories almost $30 million so far, and it’s nowhere near over yet. The territory’s environment and climate change minister, Shane Thompson, said the cost was currently between $29 million and $30 million during a briefing for reporters on Wednesday afternoon. Thompson said hot and dry...

‘Stay calm’: N.W.T. premier, ministers address wildfire that burned Behchokǫ̀ homes

July 26, 2023

CBC North - to flee and closing the highway several times. For Wednesday's address, Cochrane was joined by Municipal and Community Affairs Minister Shane Thompson, Infrastructure Minister Diane Archie and Health Minister Julie Green. The news conference came in the midst of what fire officials were expecting...

Richard Edjericon seeks re-election as Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh MLA in the fall

July 15, 2023

NNSL Media - the Indian Federal Day Schools which was funded by the GNWT; resolution and an apology from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Shane Thompson, for the unlawful search of the Timber Bay camp on Artillery Lake belonging to the Lutsel K’é Dene First Nation last year; pursing a public...

Four candidates and counting to become Nahendeh MLA

July 12, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...request for comment by deadline on how they would represent Nahendeh, if successful. Nahendeh often sees significant competition. In 2015, the year Shane Thompson was first voted into office, he defeated six other hopefuls. In 2003, eight people ran to represent the district. Thompson, now a minister, has yet...

Fort Simpson, N.W.T., man reconnects with family that fled Sudan

June 26, 2023

CBC North - ...Hassan says he's trying to go through the residency process in this country for his family. So far, he says he's received support from Nahendeh MLA Shane Thompson and N.W.T. Premier Caroline Cochrane. "At least they stood with me morally and ethically," he said. Still, he wishes Canada would have a quicker...

GNWT releases 2030 emission reduction plans, seeking public feedback

June 23, 2023

My Yellow Knife Now - ...and decision makers that are armed with the knowledge, both Indigenous and scientific, to inform climate action,” Minister of Climate Change, Shane Thompson says. The GNWT says they are committed to conducting a five-year review of both the Energy Strategy and the Climate Change Framework in 2023-24 to...

GNWT dismisses Fort Res council, appoints administrator

June 5, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...that must be addressed. The outgoing hamlet council said last week that Maca could have done more to work with the community, calling on minister Shane Thompson to meet with councillors and residents. The order appointing Stuckey and removing council “will remain in effect until it is repealed, at a date...

Premier Cochrane Issues Statement of Thanks for Wildfire Support

June 5, 2023

My Yellow Knife Now - ...Caroline Cochrane recently sat down with Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs and Environment and Climate Change Shane Thompson to make several public statements of thanks to all of the out of territory support that recently came in to help with the various wildfires. “It has been truly...

‘Explosive and unexpected growth’, fire near Sambaa K’e nearing community

June 3, 2023

CBC North - ...doing everything possible to protect the community. Out-of-territory support In a joint statement Friday, N.W.T. Premier Caroline Cochrane and Shane Thompson, minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, spoke to out-of-territory support for the early wildfire season — one that has already forced...