Election 2018: All-candidate forums begin across the NWT

A file photo shows the flags of various NWT communities flying in Yellowknife
A file photo shows the flags of various NWT communities flying in Yellowknife. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio

Candidate forums are taking place across the NWT as municipal election season hits its stride.

Cabin Radio has been interviewing mayoral and town/city councillor candidates across the NWT in preparation for the upcoming October 15 municipal elections – but if you want to meet your future elected representatives and ask them some questions yourself, we’ve got the details on the local all-candidate forums happening in Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik, Norman Wells, and Fort Simpson.

If you’re lucky, there might even be snacks.

If you know of any additional events not listed here, contact



Norman Wells

When? Wednesday, September 26 @ 7pm

Where? Royal Canadian Legion Branch 287 (snacks confirmed)




When? Thursday, September 27 @ 7pm

Where? Midnight Sun Complex

Fort Smith

When? Monday, October 1 @ 7pm (mayoral candidates); 8:30pm (councillor candidates)

Where? Roaring Rapids Hall (find refreshments here as well)

Hay River

When? October 10 (subject to change)

Where? TBD




  • Mayoral candidates

When? Thursday, September 27 @ 7pm (Alternatives North)

Where? Baker Centre

When? Tuesday, October 2 @ 6:30pm (YK Chamber)

Where? Northern United Place

  • Council candidates

When? Wednesday, October 10 @ 7pm (Alternatives North)

Where? Northern United Place

When? Thursday, October 4 @ 6:30pm (YK Chamber)



Where? Northern United Place

Fort Simpson

When? TBD

Where? TBD