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'COVID-19 safety net' campaign launched, exposure notice issued for Yellowknife school
Annemarie Pegg and Kami Kandola Number of reported active cases of COVID-19 hold steady across the N.W.T. Wednesday, even as an exposure notice was issued for a Yellowknife school.
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Longtime Igalaaq host Rassi Nashalik inducted into CBC News Hall of Fame
Rassi Nashalik Rassi Nashalik, host of CBC show Igalaaq, will be inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame on Wednesday. In an interview with CBC News, she looks back on her groundbreaking role.
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N.W.T. health minister apologizes to families impacted by suspension of birth services at Stanton Hospital
Stanton hospital update collage Health Minister Julie Green joined Kim Riles, chief executive officer of the N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority, and Jim Antoine, chair of the authority's leadership council, to give an update on obstetrics at Stanton Territorial Hospital at noon.
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Yukon to loosen some COVID-19 restrictions this weekend, premier says
Premier Sandy Silver and Dr. Catherine Elliott Yukon Premier Sandy Silver gave a COVID-19 update this morning. He was joined by Dr. Catherine Elliott, the acting chief medical officer of health, and Dr. Katharine Smart, Yukon pediatrician and president of the Canadian Medical Association.
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Multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against N.W.T. town and officials dismissed
Norman Wells town office sign A multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against the Town of Norman Wells, the current senior administrative officer (SAO), interim SAO and current mayor was dismissed.
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Obstetrics closure renews calls for pandemic compensation for N.W.T. frontline workers
Julie Green Northwest Territories Health Minister Julie Green says nurses want better support from management, less turnover, more comprehensive orientation and more staff.
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Zero midwives in Yukon leads some expecting parents to make tough calls
Christina Kaiser More than six months after Yukon's new midwifery regulations came into effect, the territory has no legal, working midwives — and that's leading some expectant parents to make difficult decisions.
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Fort Good Hope recognized with $10K award for housing program
Arthur Tobac Fort Good Hope has been diligently assessing houses and triaging repairs, and now they're being recognized for the impact of that project on housing conditions in their community.
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Voter registration extended until midnight Tuesday in Dene National Chief election
Joachim Bonnetrouge With just days to go before polls opened in the election for a new Dene National Chief, Deh Gáh Got'ı̨ę First Nation's delegates were not registered to vote. An extension was granted by the leadership as a result, to ensure all delegates can participate.
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Yukon employees must prove COVID-19 vaccination by midnight or be put on leave without pay
COVID Yukon 20210303 Yukon government employees and front-line health-care workers have until midnight to let the territory know whether they’ve had at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. If they don't, they'll have to take leave without pay starting Dec. 1.
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