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Hay River one of four communities to test paid family/caregiver option

The GNWT has chosen Hay River to be one of four communities for a pilot project to test a paid family/caregiver option. In a letter last month, Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy informed...

Glen Abernethy scraps run for re-election, puts house up for sale

Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy will not seek re-election after all, the three-term MLA announced in a social media post Sunday. "I pass the baton knowing NWT residents will make the wise choices...

‘I felt like I was criminalized just for being a victim’

She was stabbed repeatedly in her home in Yellowknife, allegedly by her estranged partner, while her children watched. By the time she arrived at Stanton Territorial Hospital, the young mother says the NWT Health...

EDITORIAL: If no shelter, then what?

We will get this out of the way first. Northern News Services owns the day shelter and sobering centre building. The building is leased to the territorial government, which has contracted the NWT Disabilities Council...

Government drafts new mental wellness and addictions plan

The territorial government is working on a new plan to deal with mental health and addictions issues in the Northwest Territories. The Standing Committee on Social Development (SCOSD) received a briefing on the draft Mental...

EDITORIAL: The case for a name change

Editor's note: Shene Catholique Valpy is the daughter of NNSL publisher Bruce Valpy. Shene Catholique Valpy’s battle for her children’s names reflects the basic need to have the world recognize them as they truly are. Since...