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GNWT Announces 2020 Anti-Poverty Fund Recipients

October 29, 2020 Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services announced the 2020 recipients for the $1 million Anti-Poverty Fund. The Fund helps support eligible organizations in their efforts to reduce poverty. The Anti-Poverty Advisory Committee, an external cross sector group, reviewed applications and made recommendations to the Minister for approval. This year, twenty […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202010 Views

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Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Test in Inuvik

YELLOWKNIFE 27 October 2020 – A presumptive positive test for COVID-19 has been received in Inuvik. The case is related to the earlier Inuvik COVID-19 case and is therefore related to travel. Public health has determined there is no risk to the public as the individual has been self-isolating appropriately since returning from travel. The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202017 Views

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Public Health Emergency Extended Through November 10

October 28, 2020 Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green has extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency under the Northwest Territories’ Public Health Act on the advice of Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Dr. Kami Kandola The latest extension continues through November 10, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated considerably across Canada in recent […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202013 Views

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Two COVID-19 cases confirmed at Nunavut’s Meliadine mine – Nunatsiaq News

27 October 2020 Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. says that two presumptive cases of COVID-19 at its Meliadine gold mine in Nunavut have since been confirmed by followup lab tests that came back positive. “Agnico Eagle confirms that on October 24, 2020, it received official notice from an accredited laboratory in Quebec, confirming that each … […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 202015 Views

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Gahcho Kue Case Investigation Update

No indication of further transmission at this time. Likely source identified. YELLOWKNIFE 26 October 2020 – After a rigorous investigation of potential contacts over the preceding 14 days, public health officials believe they have identified a likely source of the infection for the COVID-19 case identified at Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine. Likely Source The likely […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 202013 Views

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Members of Liard First Nation worried as COVID-19 cases spike in nearby Watson Lake – APTN News

5 new cases of COVID-19 linked to family cluster in Watson Lake area The chief medical officer in the Yukon confirmed Monday that there are five new cases of COVID-19 in the Watson Lake area, bringing the territory’s total number of cases to 22. On Friday, Oct.23, Dr. Brendan Hanley said in a statement that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 20209 Views

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Yukon letter on One Health published by Science includes Indigenous principles – APTN News

In 1914 Jack Copper’s grandfather Kishwoot, more commonly known as Chief Jim Boss, took his people into the bush outside of Whitehorse to get away from an outbreak of the flu. It’s a story Jack still remembers from childhood. Now he’s hoping lessons learned from traditional teachings and history can be used to fight the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202016 Views

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Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine Records Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Test

YELLOWKNIFE 23 October 2020 – A positive COVID-19 test has been confirmed at Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine. As a result of additional measures taken to retest all the group of workers, a positive result in a different individual was reported. They had remained in isolation while waiting for the second round of testing. No additional […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 202021 Views

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Confirmed COVID-19 case at Mary River Mine

Iqaluit, Nunavut  – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced a positive case of COVID-19 at the Mary River Mine, 176 km southwest of Pond Inlet. The individual is asymptomatic and in isolation. Contact tracing was initiated by mine staff according to mine protocols, and identified contacts were also placed in isolation. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202016 Views

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Update: Inuvik Presumptive Positive Test Confirmed

YELLOWKNIFE – The presumptive positive test for COVID-19 in Inuvik has been confirmed. This individual with COVID-19 is recovering safely at-home. The contact investigation was completed over the weekend. There is no risk identified for any communities along the route, and no further risk identified for the community of Inuvik. Yellowknife results still pending Confirmatory […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202020 Views

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