Sheryl Yakeleya

Sheryl Yakeleya

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Sheryl Yakeleya

Candidate in the Deh Cho All Ridings race.

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N.W.T. MLAs vote for inquiry into 2023 wildfire response, but premier makes no promises

February 22, 2024

CBC North - ...inquiry. Inquiry needed to restore trust, says MLA Kieron Testart, MLA for Range Lake, brought Thursday's motion forward along with Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya. Testart was the first MLA to speak to the issue Thursday, saying the inquiry is needed to restore public trust. He said during the evacuation,...

Live: MLAs pass motion calling for wildfire public inquiry

February 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...and independent not to warrant what he believes could be a costly and unwieldy inquiry process. Range Lake MLA Kieron Testart and Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya, who are proposing a public inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act, say that’s the only way to achieve a fully independent and rigorous...

Live: MLAs debating wildfire inquiry ahead of vote

February 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...and independent not to warrant what he believes could be a costly and unwieldy inquiry process. Range Lake MLA Kieron Testart and Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya, who are proposing a public inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act, say that’s the only way to achieve a fully independent and rigorous...

Territory’s fire crews plan earlier start to tackle holdover fires

February 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...residents had reported several fires continuing to burn around the winter road south of Tulita. Ministers meet over drought Meanwhile, Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya said the drought affecting large areas of the NWT was reaching the point where “our government needs to respond to this.” Some lakes and rivers...

Here’s how N.W.T. MLAs say they’ll vote on a public inquiry into last summer’s wildfire response

February 22, 2024

CBC North - ...that are being brought forward to include participation from Indigenous governments. Testart brought forward the motion, along with Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya. Yakeleya did not respond to CBC's question about Thursday's vote but in a news release about the motion, she says her constituents "have been...

What happens if MLAs vote for a public inquiry? Possibly not a lot.

February 19, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...inquiry is a certainty. However, that isn’t true. Kieron Testart, the Range Lake MLA, is proposing the motion with the backing of Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya. When the motion is brought up on Thursday, it’s expected to be in slightly amended form compared to the one Testart introduced earlier in the...

What exactly does the Public Inquiries Act say?

February 15, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...hundreds or thousands of people to testify,” he told the broadcaster. The MLAs proposing a public inquiry under the act, Kieron Testart and Sheryl Yakeleya, say a full inquiry will “bring accountability” to the territory rather than relying solely on reviews commissioned by GNWT departments, even if...

N.W.T. premier says public wildfire inquiry could cost millions and grind gov’t to a halt

February 14, 2024

CBC North - ...All other MLAs voted against it. The 9-9 tie was broken by Speaker Shane Thompson voting to postpone. Range Lake MLA Kieron Testart and Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya, who are the MLAs behind the motion for a public inquiry, spoke with Hilary Bird, host of CBC's the Trailbreaker, Monday to discuss why they think...

NWT wildfires: who’s reviewing what, so far?

February 14, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...as how vulnerable people and front-line organizations were supported during evacuations. Two MLAs, Range Lake’s Kieron Testart and Dehcho’s Sheryl Yakeleya, have led calls for a public inquiry with a panel of two people appointed by cabinet and two by regular MLAs. While some MLAs said they were...

Wildfire public inquiry choices aren’t black and white, says Morse

February 12, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...that the options on the table are not simply yes, hold a public inquiry, or no, don’t bother. Range Lake MLA Kieron Testart and Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya have proposed using the Public Inquiries Act to set up an independent inquiry led by a four-person panel. Morse called that “the far end of the...

N.W.T. MLAs postpone vote on public inquiry into wildfires

February 9, 2024

CBC North - ...MLAs voted Friday to postpone a motion into a public inquiry on the territory's wildfire response. Kieron Testart, MLA for Range Lake, and Sheryl Yakeleya, MLA for Dehcho, gave notice of the motion for the public inquiry on Tuesday. A news release issued that day said the motion was scheduled to be...

MLAs’ debate on wildfire inquiry is postponed at premier’s request

February 9, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...about whether to launch an independent inquiry into last year’s wildfires has been postponed. Range Lake MLA Kieron Testart and Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya had advanced a motion seeking the creation of a four-person panel to scrutinize the GNWT’s handling of the NWT’s worst-ever fire season – and...

N.W.T. minister urges emergency preparedness ahead of 2024 ‘high-risk’ wildfire season

February 8, 2024

CBC North - ... Public inquiry still necessary, MLA says In the legislature Tuesday, Kieron Testart, MLA for Range Lake, gave notice that he and Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya will be calling for a public inquiry into the wildfire crisis. The public inquiry would establish an independent board of four people to...

MLAs Kieron Testart, Sharyl Yakeleya call for Inquiry into GNWT Wildfire response

February 7, 2024

My Yellow Knife Now - ...MLAs are pushing the GNWT to launch an inquiry into last summer’s wildfire crisis. Kieron Testart, MLA for Range Lake, and Sheryl Yakeleya, MLA for Deh Cho, have introduced a motion to the 20th Legislative Assembly for the creation of a public inquiry into the fires that forced much of the NWT to evacuate...

N.W.T. MLA says review into wildfire response should consider territory’s most vulnerable

February 7, 2024

CBC North - ...MLA says an inquiry into the N.W.T. 2023 wildfire response needs to address how the territory's most vulnerable were left in the lurch. Dehcho MLA Sheryl Yakeleya and Range Lake MLA Kieron Testart gave notice in the legislature Tuesday that they will be calling for a public inquiry into the wildfire crisis. ...