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The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week will be observed from May 6 to May 12.

The week is presented by the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) on the NWT and Nunavut.

In Hay River and some other communities, Safety Coffee Breaks with the WSCC are available. Representatives of the commission will come to a workplace with coffee and snacks, and lead a safety talk.
The Safety Coffee Breaks are available from May 9 to May 11 in Hay River.

Registration ends May 1.

Bowling association sets annual meeting

A year-end party and annual general meeting will be held this coming weekend by the Hay River 5-Pin Bowling Association.

The event – beginning at 7 p.m. on April 28 at Lizard’s Lounge & Lanes – will feature a potluck supper, awards, elections, free bowling and more.

Public administrator meeting set for today

The next meeting by the public administrator of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority will be on April 25.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the main lobby boardroom of the Hay River Regional Health Centre.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Education leaders meet new minister

Education leaders from across the NWT met with Caroline Cochrane, the newly-appointed minister of Education, Culture and Employment, on April 17 to discuss new and ongoing initiatives in the education system.

Cochrane and Health and Social Services Deputy Minister Bruce Cooper led a discussion on the Child and Youth Care Counsellors Initiative. Forty-two counsellors and seven clinical supervisors will be hired to work in schools and communities over the next four years.

Participants discussed the new career and education advisors to be hired in the coming months.

Participants also received an update on Northern distance learning.

“I enjoyed my first opportunity to meet with board chairs,” said Cochrane in an April 20 news release, noting the progress on initiatives is encouraging.” I look forward to working closely with the chairs, particularly in the areas of wellness and Northern distance learning, to enable more of our students to be successful.”

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Paul Bickford

Paul Bickford is the reporter for Hay River Hub.

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