- November 16, 2015
After the deadline to file nomination papers for the Nov. 23 election passed on Oct. 30, the Northern Journal sent candidates these four questions:READ MORE
The Thebacha riding may be drawing attention for its “battle of the sexegenarians,” but the candidates certainly addressed issues impacting all age groups at a forum held at the high school in Fort Smith on Nov. 12.READ MORE
With a record 10 indigenous MPs in the house and campaign pledges from the new prime minister and his Northwest Territories MP, all roads lead to a new political dynamic between Aboriginal peoples and government.READ MORE
Floyd Roland holds his hands in the air at shoulder level and draws a V in the air.
In front of a campfire and with a brisk headwind outside the Wood Buffalo Inn, the former Inuvik mayor and Northwest Territories premier and current Conservative candidate told about 20 people on Saturday night that the NWT is falling behind.
In many First Nation communities the voter turnout for federal elections is low. Rock bottom in fact. That has been the case in our Journal reporting in Fort Chipewyan and other small communities in the municipality of Wood Buffalo for decades, and the pattern is echoed across the country.READ MORE