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Boil Water Advisory – Baker Lake

June 10, 2024 The Department of Health is advising residents of Baker Lake to boil their water before consumption until further notice due. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202422 Views

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Grise Fiord health centre temporarily closed due to staff shortage

June 10, 2024 The Department of Health is advising residents of Grise Fiord that the health centre will be for emergencies only from June 10 to June 14, due to a staff shortage. The health centre will be open on June 14 for regular service. During the temporary closure, staff will be on site to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202428 Views

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2024-2025 Healthy Choices Fund recipients announced

June 6, 2024 Minister of Health and Social Services, Lesa Semmler, has announced this year’s recipients of the Healthy Choices Fund. Fifteen organizations will receive funding to help them carry out projects and activities that support individuals, families, and communities in making positive lifestyle choices. Some of this year’s successful proposals include: Tlicho Friendship Centre’s […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 202424 Views

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Whitehorse Emergency Shelter workers face assault, threats, vandalism: sources – Yukon News

June 6, 2024 YEU is calling for health and safety committee; Connective says that work is well underway Leadership at Connective Support Society, generally known as Connective, recognizes some of its Whitehorse Emergency Shelter workers are victims of assault, threats and vandalism. The acknowledgement comes after the Yukon Employees’ Union (YEU) levelled allegations about what […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 202420 Views

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“Brown Crack” Cocaine Mixed with multiple other substances found in Hay River

HAY RIVER – June 5, 2024 – The detection of “brown crack” cocaine mixed with multiple other substances including fentanyl, fentanyl analogues (norfentanyl), methamphetamine and benzodiazepine found in Hay River has prompted the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) to issue a public health advisory warning the public about the dangers associated with the illegal drug supply. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 202428 Views

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Loss of expanded midwifery services ‘a major blow’ to N.W.T. midwife community, say advocates – CBC

Jun 05, 2024 Birth workers in Fort Smith are speaking out against the proposed cuts The recent territorial government’s proposal to cut midwifery services in Yellowknife has raised serious concerns among some people outside the capital. Although the territory said midwife programs in the South Slave would not be affected, birth workers in Fort Smith, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 202425 Views

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COVID-19 vaccination reminder

June 4, 2024 The Department of Health is reminding Nunavummiut that the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be available. Vaccination is effective at reducing the risk of a severe COVID-19 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are available to all Nunavummiut aged 6 months and older. COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses like influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) continue […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202423 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Cambridge Bay

June 4, 2024 The Department of Health is advising residents of Cambridge Bay to boil their water before consumption until further notice due to insufficient water treatment before distribution to households. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. It […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202420 Views

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The fight for access to life-saving medication for Inuit infants – Nunavut News

June 4, 2024 Dr. Anna Banerji has finally won the fight to get Inuit infants priority for an RSV vaccine, but more action is needed Dr. Anna Banerji may be from Toronto, but the Order of Ontario recipient has what she describes as a “deep connection” to the North and Nunavut. She has put 30 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202425 Views

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GNWT Announces 2024 Accessibility Impact Awards Recipients

June 3, 2024 Minister of Health and Social Services, Lesa Semmler, is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2024 Accessibility Impact Awards. This collaborative awards event is an opportunity for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), the NWT Disabilities Council, and the NWT Human Rights Commission to recognize and celebrate the outstanding […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202420 Views

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