Vince Mckay

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Vince Mckay

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Does the NWT’s Lotteries Act need to change?

February 25, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...could transform the territory’s economy and saying it’s a “cornerstone of our northern culture.” Municipal and community affairs minister Vince McKay agreed the Lotteries Act needs a refresh and said he’s willing to take a look at it. However, McKay cautioned any changes to the act – a...

Live: MLAs pass motion calling for wildfire public inquiry

February 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...explaining how that aligns with the Simpson government’s stated intent to work more closely with Indigenous leaders. Even so, Jay Macdonald and Vince McKay – two cabinet members who were residents of Fort Smith and Hay River respectively, better known for their careers in municipal politics at the...

Live: MLAs debating wildfire inquiry ahead of vote

February 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...between an inquiry and a third-party independent review," he says. He thinks a review will draw "probably the same" conclusions as an inquiry. Vince McKay, the Hay River South MLA who had called for some sort of independent review before becoming a cabinet member, rises to speak. (He's now the Maca...

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

February 14, 2024

CBC North - is going to fulfil those goals. I do have to bring up that when you were campaigning for premier you were asked by the now MACA minister, Vince McKay, if you would support a public inquiry and you said yes, you said that you would. And you said you know it can't be a run-of-the-mill review, it...

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

February 14, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...and Climate Change have each commissioned a type of review known as an after-action assessment from external companies. Communities minister Vince McKay said his department’s review will be the largest ever undertaken by the NWT government. “I want residents to know that this is a priority for...

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

February 12, 2024

Cabin Radio - “external review panel or commission body” could be other options instead of a formal public inquiry, while noting that communities minister Vince McKay had earlier said Maca’s after-action review would be “a transparent and open process” and the largest such review “ever undertaken by this...

Hay River’s Simara Wilson talks volunteerism, identity and pride

February 11, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...she accepted her award, tears filled her eyes as she addressed a crowd of nearly 200 residents including Premier RJ Simpson, communities minister Vince McKay, Mayor Kandis Jameson and her parents. “After receiving this award, you feel so uplifted and everything, and you feel so supported and it feels...

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

February 8, 2024

CBC North - a review of its response to the 2023 wildfire season, along with the Department of Environment and Climate Change (ECC). MACA Minister Vince McKay said in the legislature Wednesday that his department is already implementing lessons from the summer's fire season. He said the people of the...

‘People needed this.’ Hay River celebrates residents at awards gala

February 6, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...former MLA for Hay River South. It included speeches from Premier RJ Simpson, who represents Hay River North, as well as community affairs minister Vince McKay, the current MLA for Hay River South. Wally Schumann hosts Hay River’s 2024 Community Spirit Awards gala. Photo: Marilyn Marshall In light of...

Premier, minister postpone visit to Enterprise and KFN

January 24, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...RJ Simpson, communities minister Vince McKay, and MLA Sheryl Yakeleya have postponed their visit to Enterprise and Kátł’odeeche First Nation, which was set to take place next week. The territorial politicians were scheduled to visit the communities, which were devastated by wildfires, on January...

Review of NWT’s 2021 flood season finds gaps in emergency response

January 24, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...evacuees. “The lessons learned through the process of an after-action review are more important than ever,” community affairs minister Vince McKay was quoted as saying in a news release. “It is a crucial step in keeping residents safe but also in helping residents prepare for potential...

Will the GNWT launch an independent wildfire inquiry?

January 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...doing. Even so, at least one minister has previously expressed skepticism that a government can have a role in scrutinizing itself. In October, Vince McKay was a candidate campaigning to be elected in the district of Hay River South. Sharing a Cabin Radio article about what happened when a wildfire hit...

Premier and Maca minister to visit Enterprise and KFN this month

January 18, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...RJ Simpson and communities minister Vince McKay will visit Enterprise and Kátł’odeeche First Nation, two communities devastated by wildfires, on January 26. A wildfire burned much of Enterprise in August. Earlier in the year, a fire burned multiple homes in KFN. Some residents who lost their...

What does Ottawa say it’s doing to help the NWT face disasters?

December 23, 2023

Cabin Radio - will be covered. So if you were to cover it now … we would be able to cover those expenses.'” Sajjan said he sat down with new Maca minister Vince McKay this week to make sure he knew that. The territorial government said it wouldn’t be making McKay available for interview until he had been fully...

Positions Filled for NWT Executive Council

December 13, 2023

My Yellow Knife Now - ...NWT; Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Hon. Jay Macdonald – Minister of Environment and Climate Change - Advertisement - Hon. Vince McKay – Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs; Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission; Minister Responsible...