Election Coverage

  • A "reckoning" for incumbents

    As results come in, one Abernethy supporter describes the replacement of so many other incumbents as a "reckoning".

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  • Election night polls results HAY RIVER SOUTH

    Schumann, Wally 372

    Groenewegen, Jane 274

    Willows, Brian 142

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  • Election night polls results Nunakput, Deh Cho

    Nunakput

    Nakimayak, Herbert 229

    Jacobson, Jackie 225

    Gruben, Ethel-Jean 169

    Stuart Jr., John Alexander 81

    Kuptana, Robert 34

     

     

    Deh Cho

    Michale NadliNadli, Michael - 173

    Bonnetrouge, Ronald - 148

    Fabian, Lyle - 37

    Nyuli, Gregory - 61

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  • Jacobson behind by four in Nunakput

    Incumbent Jackie Jacobson says his electoral district is still too tight to call with one more poll to be added to the results. 

    The Elections NWT website shows Herbert Nakimayak leading the district with 229 votes to Jacobson's 225. 

    Jacobson told News/North at 10:15 p.m. that another poll is still to be added to the total, despite the Elections NWT website showing 15 of 15 polls counted. 

    "It's too tight to call," he said. 

     

     

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  • Clear lead for Thompson

    With more than half of the polls in Nahendeh now reporting, Shane Thompson has 293 votes. Currently he is being trailed by Rosemary Gill with 200 votes and Randy Sibbeston with 198 votes.

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  • Tight race for Yk Centre

    Lydia Bardak has come out to show her support for Yk Centre's Julie Green. She says that it's been a tight race and Green's volunteers have made a huge difference. 

    Bardak says she's confident Yellowknife Centre is ready for change. 

    "It's an uphill battle for anyone trying to unseat an incumbent because the incumbent has so much name recognition already," she says.

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  • Twist patrons paying close attention

    There were poll-watching parties at Twist in Yellowknife during the federal election last month but not nearly so busy as tonight, according to one bartender, who did not want to share her name. 
    "Everyone is quite vocal," she said, referring to the cheers that periodically erupt when preliminary results are announced on the televisions overhead. 
    "I'm really surprised at how closely some people are watching. They're not just here to party or socialize. They're really paying attention."
     

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  • Snowshoe ahead in early results

    Early results from the Mackenzie Delta electoral district show Norman Snowshoe is ahead of incumbent Frederick Blake Jr., though that's with only one of 13 polls. 

    Snowshoe has six votes to Blake's five. 

    David Krutko has three while William Firth has zero. 

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  • Groenewegen concedes to Schumann

    Jane Groenewegen just talked over to Wally Schumann's campaign headquarters in the Hay River South riding and conceded defeat.

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  • Name recognition and the challenge of unseating an incumbent


    Lydia Bardak has come out to show her support for Julie Green. She says it's been a tight race and Green's volunteers have made a huge difference. 
    Bardak says she's confident Yellowknife Centre is ready for change. 
    "It's an uphill battle for anyone trying to unseat an incumbent because the incumbent has so much name recognition already," she says.
     

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  • Green supporters also meeting at Twist

    Julie Green's camp is also gathering at Twist. Their candidate will arrive when the results are known. 
    Volunteer's with Team Green are feeling "very positive."
     

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  • Nadli wins in Deh Cho

    Incumbent Michael Nadli has retained his seat in the riding of Deh Cho. With 15 of 15 polls reporting, Nadli had 190 votes, Ronald Bonnetrouge had 172, Gregory Nyuli had 66 votes and Lyle Fabian had 40. Nadli overcame an early lead by Bonnetrouge to keep his seat. He was released from jail just in time to file his nomination papers after being sentenced to 45 days for an assault earlier this year in his hometown of Fort Providence. There was outrage from some people after Nadli served only about one sixth of his sentence before being freed from jail in time to run.  

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  • David Ramsay concedes to Kieron Testart in Kam Lake

    Kam Lake incumbent David Ramsay has arrived at challenger Kieron Testart's camp at Nova Court in Yellowknife to concede defeat.

    Ramsay said he is "shocked" by the loss. 

    City councillor Niels Konge also arrived to congratulate Testart.

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  • First Nahendeh poll puts Thompson in lead

    The first of 22 Nahendeh polls is in, with Shane Thompson topping the list.

    Thompson has 133 votes out of a total 275.

    Rosemary Gill trails a distant second place with 50 votes, and incumbent Kevin Menicoche is third with 34 votes.

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  • Nakehk'o happy with campaign

    Nahendeh candidate Deneze Nakehk'o is spending the evening in Fort Simpson. Just after 9 p.m., Nakehk'o said he was checking in with scrutineers in the surrounding communities.

    When asked his final thoughts on the election and his campaign before votes come in, Nakehk'o said he thought it went well.

    "I learned (a lot) and (am) proud of the people of Nahendeh," he said.

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  • Beaulieu takes lead in Tu Nedhe Wiilideh

    Tom Beaulieu continues to lead in the riding of Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh. The incumbent has 410 votes with 11 of 14 polls reporting. Challenger Richard Edjericon has 177 votes.

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  • Team O'Reilly waiting for their candidate at Twist

    Some of Kevin O'Reilly's volunteers and supporters gathered at Twist. Their candidate hasn't arrived yet -- not coming until te results are on -- but there's lots of chatter and excitement in the bar.
    "Kevin is a great guy," said Fiona McGregor. "He has a lot of integrity, and will make a great MLA."
     

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  • Low voter numbers in Deh Cho

    A sixth poll has reported in the Deh Cho electoral district, adding zero votes to the total of 34.

    Elections NWT Communications and Research Officer Adrienne Cartwright confirmed there is no definitive way to know at this point whether the poll actually had no votes recorded, but noted that the numbers registered on the Elections NWT website are what have been recorded.

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  • Concern in Hay River South

    The numbers are causing concern in the Jane Groenewegen camp. It is now pinning its hopes on the advance poll.

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  • Miltenberger behind in early Thebacha results

    Early results from the Thebacha electoral district posted to the Elections NWT website show long-time MLA Michael Miltenberger is losing ground to Louis Sebert. 

    Miltenberger, who served cabinet with the finance and environment and natural resources porfolios, had 354 votes to Sebert's 399. Newspaper publisher Don Jaque had 168 votes in the first three of 11 polls. 

    MIltenberger is seeking an unprecidented sixth term. 

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  • Nadli surges into lead in Deh Cho

    Incumbent Michel Nadli has surged into the lead in the Deh Cho riding. With 14 of 15 polls reporting, Nadli has 171 votes, Ronald Bonnetrouge has 147, Gregory Nyuli has 61 votes and Lyle Fabian has 37.

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  • Nahendeh candidates wait with family, friends

    An hour after polls closed, no results have been posted for Nahendeh. The usual haunts in Fort Simpson, such as the recreation centre, remain locked and empty as most candidates wait out the evening with family, friends and campaign staff.

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  • Deh Cho votes trickle in

    One-third of polls in the Deh Cho electoral district of Fort Providence, Hay River Reserve, Enterprise and Kakisa are reporting as of 9 p.m. Five out of 15 polls have unofficial results listed, for a total of 34 votes. Ronald Bonnetrouge is in the lead with 15 votes, followed by incumbent Michael Nadli with 10 votes.

     

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  • Spirits high at the Bob McLeod camp

    Spirits are high at Bob McLeod headquarters as the first polls come in, putting McLeod in front of Nigit'stil Norbert and Samuel Roland by more than 60 votes. 

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  • McNeely remains ahead in Sahtu

    Daniel McNeely has the lead in the Sahtu electoral district with 15 of 18 polls reporting, according to the Elections NWT website. 

    McNeely has 225 votes compared to 197 for Yvonne Doolittle, 154 for Judy Tutcho and 117 for Andrew Paul. 

    Three-term Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya announed he would not be running in this election for health reasons. 

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  • Hawkins trying to decompress while awaiting results

    Robert Hawkins is spending election night at home with family and friends. He has no updates for now but says he's just "decompressing" while waiting for the results to come in. "

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  • Kieron Testart pulling away in Kam Lake

    Kam Lake challenger Kieron Testart is pulling away with seven out of 10 polls reporting. Testart has 275 votes compared to 200 for Ramsay.

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  • Jane and her grandkids

    Jane Groenewegen is supported by three of her grandkids as she awaits election results kin Hay River South.
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  • Chris Clarke ready and waiting

    Chris Clarke awaits the election results with friends and family. He says if he had to describe the election in one word he would use "intense."
    "I've always wanted to run but didn't sign up and make it official until the last minute, so I had to do everything from scratch."
    He says he is glad to have made the decision. 
    His cousin, Jordee Reid, who is also his agent, agrees. 
    "I was happy because I think he has the right skills and personality to make a good politician," she said.
     

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  • Jacobson falls behind in Nunakput

    As more results trickle in from Nunakput, the speaker of the 17th legislative assembly is losing. 

    Jackie Jacobson was behind by more than 100 votes to Herbert Nakimayak. 

    With nine of 15 polls reporting, Nakimayak has 199 votes to Jacobson's 96. 

    Ethel-Jean Gruben has 65 votes while Robert Kuptana has 32 and John Alexander Stuart Jr. has 29. 

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Who is running

Wally Schumann, Hay River South

I have always believed in giving back to a community that has given me so much. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to raise a family and grow a business in what was once one of the most exciting communities for economic growth in the North.

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Tom Beaulieu, Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

I am running for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh because I feel that I have done an excellent job in serving the people of Tu Nedhe as their MLA and the people of the NWT in my ministerial portfolios.

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Shane Thompson, Nahendeh

First off , I am not running for the position but in my opinion I am applying for the position of Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Nahendeh riding.  Like most jobs worth having you needed to apply for the job and that is what I am doing.

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Samuel Roland, Yellowknife South

I have seen the decisions being made in the last four years and it makes me skeptical for a prosperous future. We as a territory need to prepare for challenges ahead.

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Roy Erasmus Sr., Frame Lake

 I see too many problems that are persisting with the current POOR approach to government. Things are being done in ways that are not in the best interests of Yellowknife and NWT residents.

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Rosemary Gill, Nahendeh

I've been fortunate to take advantage of educational opportunities available which has enabled me to experience a variety of occupations throughout my career. My life's work has been in serving the public interest.

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Ronald Bonnetrouge, Deh Cho

I believe I have gained valuable experience in leadership roles building trust and consensus on common issues. Being a strong leader with strong convictions and strong work ethics does allow me to represent the interests and issues of the Deh Cho riding constituents.

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Rocky (R.J.) Simpson, Hay River North

I am running because I recognize our town's potential and I want to help us live up to it. I always hear comments that our issues aren't being addressed in the Legislature, our interests aren't being fought for, and our voices aren't being heard.

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Robert Hawkins, Yellowknife Centre

As a lifelong Northerner, I truly believe in service to our community and I know we can make all our families successful.

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Robert C. McLeod, Inuvik Twin Lakes

Running for re-election because there is much work still to be done, building on the experience I’ve gained I would continue to push for opportunities so that our regional economy becomes vibrant again and our business community is able to employ more people.

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Robert (Bob) McLeod, Yellowknife South

It has been a pleasure to serve the people of Yellowknife South for the past eight years and the NWT as premier for the past four years. I want to keep and make Yellowknife and the NWT as the best place to live, work and invest in for my family and all the people of the NWT.

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Election Day Nov. 23. 2015

Polls

Which candidate is the best choice for the Mackenzie Delta?

Frederick Blake Jr.
54% (22 votes)
William Firth
2% (1 vote)
David Krutko
20% (8 votes)
Norman Snowshoe
24% (10 votes)
Total votes: 41
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Which candidate is the best choice for Kam Lake?

Dave Ramsay
35% (36 votes)
Kieron Testart
65% (67 votes)
Total votes: 103
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Which candidate is the best choice for Inuvik Twin Lakes?

Jimmy Kalinek
43% (16 votes)
Robert C. McLeod
57% (21 votes)
Total votes: 37
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Which candidate is the best choice for the Deh Cho district?

Ronald Bonnetrouge
22% (7 votes)
Lyle Fabian
44% (14 votes)
Michael Nadli
6% (2 votes)
Gregory Nyuli
28% (9 votes)
Total votes: 32
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Which candidate is the best choice for Frame Lake?

Roy Erasmus Sr.
7% (5 votes)
Jan Fullerton
30% (20 votes)
Kevin O'Reilly
42% (28 votes)
David Wasylciw
21% (14 votes)
Total votes: 67
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Which candidate is the best choice for Great Slave?

Glen Abernethy
77% (36 votes)
Chris Clarke
23% (11 votes)
Total votes: 47
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Which candidate is the best choice for Hay River North?

Robert Bouchard
29% (14 votes)
Karen Felker
12% (6 votes)
Rocky (RJ) Simpson
59% (29 votes)
Total votes: 49
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Which candidate is the best choice for Hay River South?

Jane Groenewegen
32% (19 votes)
Wally Schumann
59% (35 votes)
Brian Willows
8% (5 votes)
Total votes: 59
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Which candidate is the best choice for Inuvik Boot Lake?

Desmond Z Loreen
45% (20 votes)
Alfred Moses
55% (24 votes)
Total votes: 44
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Which MLA was the best performer over the last term of the legislative assembly?

Glen Abernethy, Great Slave
13% (24 votes)
Tom Beaulieu, Tu Nedhe
0% (0 votes)
Wendy Bisaro, Frame Lake
3% (6 votes)
Frederick Blake Jr., Mackenzie Delta
0% (0 votes)
Robert Bouchard, Hay River North
0% (0 votes)
Bob Bromley, Weledeh
9% (16 votes)
Daryl Dolynny, Range Lake
32% (58 votes)
Jane Groenewegen, Hay River South
3% (6 votes)
Robert Hawkins, Yellowknife Centre
3% (5 votes)
JackieJacobson, Nunakput
6% (10 votes)
Jackson Lafferty, Monfwi
1% (2 votes)
Bob McLeod, Yellowknife South
4% (8 votes)
Robert C. McLeod, Inuvik Twin Lakes
1% (2 votes)
Kevin Menicoche, Nahendeh
0% (0 votes)
Michael Miltenberger, Thebacha
6% (10 votes)
Alfred Moses, Inuvik Boot Lake
2% (4 votes)
Michael Nadli, Deh Cho
0% (0 votes)
David Ramsay, Kam Lake
16% (29 votes)
Norman Yakelya
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 181
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