Hogan withdraws in Pelly Nisutlin

Blair Hogan has withdrawn his name from the Liberal nomination race in Pelly-Nisutlin ahead of the coming territorial election, leaving former Teslin Tlingit chief Carl Sidney as the sole potential candidate.

Blair Hogan has withdrawn his name from the Liberal nomination race in Pelly-Nisutlin ahead of the coming territorial election, leaving former Teslin Tlingit chief Carl Sidney as the sole potential candidate.

Hogan said he didn’t realize anyone else would seek the nomination when he put his name forward. He made the decision to withdraw a couple of weeks ago.

“I didn’t realize that there was going to be such an extensive nomination on top of a campaign,” he said.

He said he fully supports Sidney and didn’t want to compete against him.

“The reason why I put my name forward was because I wanted there to be a good alternative choice to the Yukon Party and (incumbent MLA) Stacey Hassard,” he said.

Pelly-Nisutlin was the last riding to have potential candidates step forward from any of the three major parties, but now has the fullest slate of any riding in the territory.

Hassard is seeking re-election, while Ken Hodgins is seeking the nomination for the NDP. Green Party interim leader Frank de Jong is also running, and Yukon’s own Elvis Presley is campaigning as an Independent. The riding includes Teslin, Ross River and Faro.

Elsewhere, Erin Labonte has won the NDP nomination in Watson Lake over Devin Brodhagen.

Incumbent NDP MLA Jim Tredger has also been acclaimed as the party’s candidate in Mayo-Tatchun.

Just Posted

YG releases ‘ambitious’ plan to combat climate change

It calls for lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

CPAWS Yukon ‘disappointed’ controversial writer to give keynote at Yukon Geoscience Forum

Vivian Krause is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the forum on Nov. 16.

PSAC president speaks out about Queen’s Printer, Central Stores situation

‘It’s not good for the Yukon. It’s not good for the taxpayers of the Yukon.’

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

Poor Creature, Yukonstruct case to be heard in court next month

Yukonstruct is seeking to have The Poor Creature evicted, while café owner arguing to stay

Whitehorse biathlete Nadia Moser earns IBU World Cup spot on Canadian team

Whitehorse’s Nadia Moser will begin the biathlon season at the IBU World… Continue reading

Whitehorse Glacier Bears host swimmers from Inuvik and B.C. at Ryan Downing Memorial Invitational Swim Meet

“Everyone had a good time – it was amazing. It was a really great meet.”

City news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Nov. 12 Whitehorse council meeting

Driving with Jens: Yielding is at the heart of defensive driving

If you’re like most people, you probably think about whether you have right-of-way, not yielding

Today’s mailbox: Remembrance Day, highway work

Letters to the editor published Nov. 13

F.H. Collins Warriors beat Vanier Crusaders in Super Volley boys volleyball final

“As long as we can control their big plays to a minimum, we’ll be successful”

Yukonomist: The squirrel, the husky and the rope

The squirrel is political popularity.

Most Read