New chief elected in Fort Good Hope

Daniel Masuzumi was elected on Monday, taking over from Wilfred McNeely Jr.

Here’s what Masuzumi wants to get done first.

He added that homelessness was another issue he wants to tackle, saying he wanted to offer better support for people to get out of poverty. That also means looking for more funding and update zoning to allow people to build.

Audrey Edgi is the electoral officer. She reportedly shared a photo of the results on social media that showed Masuzumi got 166 votes, nearly double the total for McNeely.

Masuzumi said he was so busy with media on Tuesday, he hadn’t yet had a chance to speak with Edgi as to when the swearing in ceremony will take place.

Nine councillors were also elected on Monday, including:

  • Joseph Tobac
  • Arthur Tobac
  • Stella Rabisca
  • Jacinta Grandjambe
  • George Barnaby
  • Charles McNeely
  • Rodger Boniface
  • and Dwayne Barnaby

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to