The Northwest Territories http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Territories and the riding of Western Arctic http://ow.ly/4wPDp are one in the same. At 1,140,835 square kilometres in size and with 33 official communities and/or First Nations http://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/governments/printpage.asp?Other=FALSE it would be impossible for me, living in Yellowknife to travel to them all and get any kind of fair sampling of the voters' opinions and views on the candidates and issues in this election without using the internet, social media, Skype and Mr Bell's telephone.
So I will gather as many voices of what folks in Yellowknife have to say about the issues, candidates and the election… while at the same time striving to connect with people in our many communities.
I'm not much of a writer, but will try and give you a running commentary of how it goes and will try to gather, harvest and aggregate as much opinion and commentary as I can by monitoring Twitter, Facebook, local blogs and websites and post excerpts and links here so that you can track what's being said and thought about here in the NWT.
Towards this objective, I've begun to put out calls via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail to the voters of the NWT to get in touch with me so I can let them be heard.
I've also started canvassing Yellowknife voters and will bring you videos of what they have to say.
I've set up a special temporary e-mail address for those interested in speaking out.
I can also be contacted via Twitter http://twitter.com/Northern_Clips
and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mediamentor
Please pass it on to any NWT resident you think might be interested.
I'm thinking that this should be very interesting… and have come to realize that I will be experiencing many of the same trials and troubles that our four candidates will have in their quest for the vote.
Here are the candidates in NWT's Wester Arctic riding and what contact information I've been able to find so far. (In alphabetical order) I will update this information when I get it.
New Democratic Party (incumbent)
Roman Empire Building
5103 51st Street
http://twitter.com/nwtdennis Joined Twitter: Sun Apr 03 20:27:05 +0000 2011
Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada
So far I've only found her party website
Liberal Party of Canada
4905-48th St. Yellowknife between Choice Video and Visual Effects
(No specific phone number or e-mail address yet)
http://twitter.com/JoeHandleyNWT Joined Twitter: Sat Mar 26 06:00:43 +0000 2011
Conservative Party of Canada
As of 2011-04-09 I've not found them, I will update this information as soon as I get it. Likewise I've not found a website, Facebook page, e-mail address or phone number yet.
I have found this page of Sandy Lee on the CPC website here
http://twitter.com/nwtsandylee Joined Twitter: Tue Mar 22 06:58:04 +0000 2011
Green Party of Canada
19 Burwash Drive, Yellowknife
http://twitter.com/nwteli Joined Twitter: Wed Mar 16 23:34:29 +0000 2011
Below you'll find my first efforts in this… and I'll try to update this blog as often as I can.
They are organized in the order that I came across them.
RT @tuktoyaktuk: @nwtdennis @JoeHandleyNWT @nwteli What is your position on the Internet in the NWT? http://VoteNet.ca #votenet #elxn41
RT @Northern_Clips: #NWT #CPC #elxn41 #cdnpoli @nwtsandylee What's your URL, where's your campaign headquarters and what's your e-mail address please?
RT @Northern_Clips: #elxn41 #cdnpoli Bonnie Dawson of Hay River #AAEVPC #NWT candidate - Google Search http://ow.ly/4wKxA
RT @Northern_Clips: #elxn41 #cdnpoli Bonnie Dawson of Hay River #NWT candidate of the #AAEVPC Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada see http://bit.ly/g0TMpt and http://bit.ly/gV0Irg
RT @Northern_Clips: #cdnpoli #elxn41 #NWT #Green RT @nwteli: Day 8 http://wp.me/p1sOIk-1q
RT @Northern_Clips: #NWT #elxn41 #cdnpoli RT @EclecticBlogs: Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada: did anyone know they existed in Canada let alone the NWT? http://bit.ly/hsz3ph
RT @Northern_Clips: #NWT #Green #elxn41 #cdnpoli RT @nwteli: http://bit.ly/fArUfl 11th hour negotiations leading to a compromise, ohhhhhhh thats how you keep a government running!
RT @Northern_Clips: #NWT #yzf #Green #elxn41 #cdnpoli RT @nwteli: Yellowknife again tomorrow, learned a lot here in Hay River!
RT @Northern_Clips: #elxn41 #cdnpoli #NWT Western "Artic" Liberals Website corrects spelling of #Arctic http://ow.ly/4wBdE
Via Facebook at 2011-04-09 00:53
Christina Dawn Monroe says..
"it is one of those annoying things can't get the old guy to change his phone number sigh
fyi thanks for noticing the header issue it was set up by lpc and i have horrible dyslexia and no one had ever said anything to me prior to your posting"
Via Facebook at 2011-04-09 00:40:
Christina Dawn Monroe says..
Had issues with Joe's website it will be up and running Monday. Western Arctic Liberal site is http://westarctic.liberal.ca/ "
"western arctic liberal phone number
Our riding association president Peter Guther is from Norman Wells he has had the same cell phone number prior to the NWT having cell service it is his personal # so it is an alberta number"
RT @nwteli: I will be taking part in slutwalk YK tomorrow #yzf #slutwalk #elxn41 #cdnpoli #Green
#cdnpoli #elxn41 #YZF #NWT @JoeHandleyNWT When will you have anything on http://www.joe-handley.ca/ ?
RT @JoeHandleyNWT: Time to get some sleep have an early day tomorrow.
#cdnpoli #elxn41 Animal rights activist fifth #NWT candidate in federal election http://bit.ly/hGjXu0
#elxn41 #NWT #cdnpoli Joe Handley, Liberal, Western Arctic websites? http://bit.ly/gr1Itd
@CBCNorth FYI there are FOUR northern citizen bloggers Larissa Geraghty Igloolik - Aaron M. Lloyd Iqaluit - Doug Rutherford Whitehorse @dougrutherford and myself
RT @CBCNorth: Meet our #elxn41 citizen bloggers, including 3 in the North! http://bit.ly/frsH5w (via @CBCCommunity) #nwt #nunavut #yukon #yzf #yxy #yfb
RT @CBCNorth: VIDEO: N.W.T. 'non-voters' won't cast federal ballots http://bit.ly/gvTJcA
RT @CBCNorth: #NWT Roland also announces that Michael Miltenberger will continue to be health minister, well as keep seniors and disabilities portfolios
RT @CBCNorth: #NWT premier Floyd Roland announces that he'll take over as minister resp. for status of women, which was Sandy Lee's portfolio before
RT @CBCNorth: Mackenzie River ice bridge set to close http://bit.ly/i2vKiD
RT @CBCNorth: As the Mackenzie ice crossing gets set to close this wknd, catch our TV report from Mar 31 on "last ice road" http://bit.ly/erWHJX #nwt #yzf
RT @joehandleynwt: Had a wonderful day in Inuvik meeting with people looking forward to tomorrow!
RT @northern_clips: #elxn41 #cdnpoli #NWT #CPC Has anyone found candidate Sandy Lee's website yet? I'd like to see it... Is she on Twitter? I hear she's on Facebook... but my searches turn up many people called "Sandy Lee" but so far, none of them in Yellowknife. Can anyone help?
RT @northern_clips: #cdnpoli #elxn41 #Arctic #Yukon #NWT #Nunavut - Your Take: Meet the team - Canada Votes 2011 - #CBCNews North http://ow.ly/4whS9 Doug Rutherford, Whitehorse; George Lessard, NWT; Aaron M. Lloyd & Larissa Geraghty, Nunavut
RT @yakutia: @Northern_Clips is like the Arctic news watchdog and the best one. Glad to follow him! #ff #followfriday