Frank Pope has served on town council for 25 years - with one term as mayor - and said he's stepping back up because the community needs someone with experience.
Operation resumed on Tuesday for Enbridge’s Line 21 pipeline, clearing the way for renewed oil production in Norman Wells.
While careful not to commit himself to promises, Melnyk wants to increase public engagement and see administration fully staffed.
"It is always a difficult decision to make and no one involved takes that responsibility lightly," said Cpl Robert Frizzell from the town's RCMP detachment.
A 48-year-old man faces seven charges after multiple reports of an assault at a Fort Good Hope home on Saturday night.
The campground, complete with 20 camping pads, heated McPherson tents, and a cookhouse, is scheduled to open in summer 2019.
October’s municipal election in Norman Wells will be the community's first since its town council was dissolved by the territorial government last fall.
The accident happened on the morning of February 15 at a helipad on Bear Rock, just outside Tulita. The pilot was seriously injured.
Students Joanne Speakman and Mandy Bayha joined a NASA team aboard a Gulfstream III jet, hoping to "bridge the gap" between traditional knowledge and science.
RCMP in Norman Wells confirmed the body of a missing 39-year-old man has been found.
RCMP say a Sahtu Helicopters Bell 407 has safely landed in the Mackenzie Mountains after entering difficulties.
Three candidates have been confirmed in the running for the position of Dene National Chief, to be decided by an election in August.