NWT’s aging population a ‘wake up call,’ says expert

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New projections for the Northwest Territories’ aging population are a stark illustration of what the health care system could face in the coming years, the head of a non-profit senior advocacy groups says. “It is a wake up call for all service providers, governments and organizations like ours,” NWT Seniors’ Society executive director Barb Hood...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.