Selkirk First Nation plans election

The Selkirk First Nation will be holding an election for chief and council on April 5.

The Selkirk First Nation will be holding an election for chief and council on April 5.

Citizens will elect a chief, four clan councillors, an elder councillor and a youth councillor. Chief Kevin McGinty is not running for re-election.

The official list of candidates was to be released on the afternoon of Feb. 17.

According to the unofficial list available on the First Nation’s website, Darin Isaac, Sharon Nelson and Tara Roberts are running for chief. Fifteen candidates are vying for the various council positions.

The First Nation will hold two all-candidates forums, the first on March 15 at the Link Building in Pelly Crossing, and the second on March 18 at the Yukon Inn in Whitehorse.

Advance polls will be open at both of those locations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 29.

Regular polls will be open on April 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Selkirk First Nation citizens aged 18 and older are eligible to vote. Citizens should make sure their names are on the official voters list, available at www.selkirkfn.com.

Those not on the list should contact enrolment officer Jerry Alfred at 537-3331 or at alfredjerry@selkirkfn.com.

The First Nation elects its chief and council every three years on the first Wednesday of April.

Just Posted

City of Whitehorse tells taxi passengers who feel unsafe to not travel alone

Suggestion criticized by advocates for placing burden of safety on passengers, not taxi companies

Whitehorse’s new emergency room slated to open in early January

40,000-square-foot building will be more efficient, officials say

Judge finds Whitehorse man not guilty of raping teen in 2015 after second trial

Judge Raymond Wyant found Jackie James Kodwat not guilty of sexual assault.

Whitehorse’s sidewalks are a deathtrap

In the interest of safety and simplicity, the city should just plow the sidewalks

Police, coroner investigating suspicious death in Pelly Crossing

Investigators have ordered an autopsy, which will take place in Vancouver Dec. 18

Two Yukon projects shortlisted for the Arctic Inspiration Prize

Projects from Whitehorse, Carcross up for cash

Lower Post, B.C., man suing Yukon RCMP over assault allegation

Suit alleges man ended up with ‘ended up with bruising on his arms, biceps and chest’

Yukon needs a better plan for long-term care

The government can find solutions if it has the will. Does it have the will?

Hard travel over the Yukon’s winter trails

The overland trip to Dawson City today is a cakewalk compared to a century ago

Globalization infiltrates the Yukon’s recycling bins

You’re going to have to do a better job sorting your junk or else China won’t take it

Driving during the holidays

It’s hectic on the roads at Christmastime

Whitehorse council chambers needs new audio-visual equipment

‘More than 10 people’ watch city’s televised meetings

Most Read