New program could remedy nursing shortages

A Tutyoyaktuk-born Aurora College nursing grad says a new practical nursing program coming to Inuvik’s campus this fall stands to boost Indigenous representation in health care while tackling a shortage of professionals in the North. “It’s important to bring new grads back home because we need more Indigenous representation in the health care system, “said...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at