22 candidates in race for
Fort Good Hope council

Photo submitted by Returning Officer Dakota Erutse.

There are five candidates in the election race for chief in Fort Good Hope.

Linda Edgi, Lawrence Jackson, John Louison Sr., and Frank T’selie Sr. are all challenging current Kasho Gotine chief Wilfred McNeely Junior.

Returning officer Dakota Erutse says there’s 22 candidates running for the nine seats on council.

“From my understanding it’s a significant number, with quite a mix of candidates in age ranges,” Erutse told CKLB last week after nominations closed.

There will be an advanced poll on July 10th. Election day is Monday July 17.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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