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Yk youth launch suicide awareness campaign

A youth group would like to remind you that if you're feeling low, you're not alone. The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre's youth committee has launched a suicide prevention campaign to raise awareness of mental...

Reduced doctor availability coming in Hay River

There will be a reduced number of doctors in the community for a three-week period in July and a two-week period in August. Erin Griffiths, the chief executive officer for the Hay River Health and...

New book bridges the scientific and the sacred

  Nicole Redvers aims to find connections. On Saturday at the Yellowknife Public Library, the Indigenous naturopathic doctor and chair of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation launched her new book, The Science of the Sacred. The book...

Camp organizers seek to boost youth interest in health careers

A CSI-style forensic investigation and the opportunity to learn from Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon Donna May Kimmaliardjuk are just two of the highlights on offer for a group of students from across the...

GN scoping cost of adding 156 long-term care beds

The Government of Nunavut posted a request Monday for architectural designs for new long-term care facilities in Iqaluit and in the Kivalliq and the Kitikmeot regions – a total of 156 beds. Cambridge Bay has...
The Hay River Medical Clinic is coping with a shortage of physicians. NNSL file photo

Hay River clinic hours should be back to normal by May 13

It appears things will be back to normal at the Hay River Medical Clinic by May 13. Since April 23, the clinic has been experiencing reduced hours because of a shortage of physicians. "It looks like...
The Medical Clinic in the Hay River Regional Health Centre is coping with a temporary shortage of physicians. NNSL file photo

Lack of part-time docs forces clinic to reduce hours

The reduced hours at the Hay River Medical Clinic, which began on April 23 and will run to May 17, have been caused by two locums physicians who could not make their planned trips...

CT scanner running, sterilization machine still down at Stanton

The CT scanner at Stanton Territorial Hospital is now up and running, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) announced in a news release this morning. In the last week, 45 CT scans...
Bailey Allen, a grade 4 student at East Three Elementary School, holds up an apple and a “smiley” during the school’s celebration of Healthy Snack Day on April 18. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Healthy snack day promotes importance of oral health

Students at East Three Elementary School were treated with apples and cheese as they celebrated Healthy Snack Day on April 18, which is one of the many initiatives that the school promotes during National...
Marion Macé, the manager of Inuvik’s Community Greenhouse, will be helping to facilitate the organization’s 12-week-long healthy eating and lifestyle program, “FoodFit”, which begins later this month. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Inuvik greenhouse launching healthy living program

Later this month, the Inuvik Community Greenhouse will introduce a 12-week-long healthy eating and lifestyle program to help community members get into the habit of making healthier choices. Greenhouse manager Marion Macé said the “FoodFit” program...

Former Yellowknifer makes chemotherapy breakthrough

A former Northerner has found a way to protect heart cells from some negative effects of chemotherapy. Gopinath Sutendra grew up in Inuvik and Yellowknife and is now a researcher and assistant professor in the cardiology...

Choosing Wisely Campaign marks first anniversary

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority celebrated the first anniversary of its Choosing Wisely Northwest Territories campaign on Friday. The NWT campaign is part of a national initiative that aims to help doctors...

GNWT holds sugar-sweetened drinks tax consultation

The GNWT held a public consultation about the proposed sugar-sweetened drinks tax in Yellowknife on Tuesday evening. Similar sessions were held in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk earlier in the week, which along with an online survey,...

Health authority contacting patients affected by privacy breach

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) has started contacting patients affected by the recent privacy breach in Fort Simpson. Last week, Fort Simpson resident Randy Sibbeston found a stack of 118 medical...

Privacy commissioner investigating after health records found at Fort Simpson dump

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories is investigating after a Fort Simpson man found a stack of medical records at the dump last week. Randal Sibbeston told CBC North last week that...

Town delays on supporting detox centre

The Town of Inuvik has yet to write a letter of support for the proposed Beaufort Delta Detox Centre, something Coun. Alana Mero suggested is because of the proponents’ unfocused proposal. “To call it a...

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