Riding Profile: The Range Lake riding is formed from newer middle-
and higher-income neighbourhoods, trailer courts and industrial lots on
the west side of Yellowknife. It includes Stanton Hospital, Range Lake
North Elementary School, and the commercial district along Old Airport
Rd. Frame Lake forms its eastern border, while Byrne Rd. and Range Lake
Rd. are to the south and Finlayson Drive North is to the west.
Yellowknife, with a population of 17,913, is the N.W.T.'s capital and by far its largest community.
Political History: Lawyer and political newcomer Sandy Lee handily won this newly created seat in 1999. Voter turnout was relatively high for Yellowknife.
|Sandy Lee||460 (46.70%)|
|Dave Ramsay||329 (33.40%)|
|Roger Russell||73 (7.41%)|
*Prior to 1999, Yellowknife Range Lake was divided into the Yellowknife South and Yellowknife Frame Lake ridings.