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Celebrating nursing knowledge

Aurora College nursing students celebrated and shared their knowledge at the annual Research Day held at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Dec. 4. Twenty-two fourth year students set to graduate the Bachelor of Science...

Whooping cough confirmed in Iqaluit

The Department of Health is advising Nunavummiut, especially parents of babies and young children, that there is confirmed whooping cough in Iqaluit. The most severe cases of whooping cough are found in children under the age...

One-time Hay River doctor now medical director for area that includes town

Dr. Bing Guthrie of Yellowknife has been officially named as the medical director for the southern area of the NWT. "It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Bing Guthrie as...

New strategies aim to attract physicians to Hay River

New strategies are being implemented in an attempt to attract more doctors to Hay River. The strategies were outlined at a Nov. 7 public forum hosted by the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. For...

Health dept. hosts B.C. ‘poly-substance’ experts

In an era where cannabis is legal and vaping is becoming more culturally prevalent, the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services aimed to find answers for Northerners about substance use in a workshop...

Nunavut News Oct. 28 Edition

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Regular MLAs insist they’re not being fully apprised; postpone health capital budget

For the second time this week, Nunavut's regular MLAs have flexed their muscle by delaying approval of a capital budget. “We don’t want to be rubber-stampers,” Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak said of the role of...

Main demands better health service for Arviat

Nursing shortages in Arviat could leave some thinking they’re in Third-World conditions, Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main said in the legislative assembly on Tuesday. Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main says Arviat needs more...

Towtongie says health staff cover up mistakes; Hickes refutes it

When errors occur within the medical system, health professionals “cover it up,” said Cathy Towtongie, MLA for Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet. Cathy Towtongie: “…if somebody dies, they develop a professional curtain and behind that curtain...

NWT News/North Oct. 14 Edition

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Department of Health urges flu shots to fend off virus

With the arrival of flu season, the Department of Health is encouraging Nunavummiut to get vaccinated. Health Minister George Hickes took a shot in the arm from nurse Margot Suttis last October to lessen the...

‘We all fall over but nobody cares’: How a group of Yellowknifers are dealing...

On a Monday night in a beautifully decorated room in downtown Yellowknife, a group of eight women including a mother, a nurse and a manager of financial services were overcoming their physical disabilities through...

Law firms hitting GNWT with health privacy lawsuit

After a decade of private health information breaches, three law firms are slapping the Government of the Northwest Territories with a lawsuit. The representative action, which is similar to a class action suit, follows the...

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...

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...