Iqaluit residents can drink tap water again, Nunavut’s health department says

Nunavut's Department of Health lifted the do-not-consume order in Iqaluit, meaning residents there can once again drink from the city's water supply.Iqaluit's 8,000 residents have spent the last two months unable to drink the city's water from their taps due to...

7-year-old girl from Sambaa K’e, N.W.T., waits 3 weeks for X-ray after getting injured

When Etoah Lamalice fell off a snowmobile, she had to wait three weeks until she got an X-ray to learn her arm was broken."She was really in pain; her little arm was starting to get blue," said Etoah's mother, Valerie.  She thought...

Yukon now has highest opioid death rate in Canada, territory’s chief coroner says

With 21 deaths since the start of the year, the Yukon now has the highest rate of deaths due to opioids in the country at 48.4 deaths per 100,000 people, according to Heather Jones, chief coroner for the Yukon."For this office,...

Expectant moms distressed as N.W.T. plans to send them to Alberta

Sara Hatcher, an expectant mom in Yellowknife due just before Christmas, had her plans for the birth of her second child all set.She had a doula she liked. Her parents had booked flights from Atlantic Canada to be with her...

Whapmagoostui clinic incident to be learning lesson, says Cree health board chair

A recent complaint from a northern Quebec family who say police were called on them while at a local medical clinic, will be a learning lesson for the board, says the chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of...

Yukoners go to emergency room for basic care, after territory’s last walk-in clinic closes

For 23 years, Marianne Blythe didn't worry about getting medical care when she needed it.She was a regular patient of the River Valley Medical walk-in clinic in Whitehorse and never had trouble getting an appointment. But when the doctor she...

Police called on Cree family trying to access care for baby in distress in northern Quebec

Members of a Cree family in northern Quebec say they were in shock after police were called to a local medical clinic where they were trying to get help for a baby in distress in the middle of the night."I was shaking uncontrollably. I...

‘I’m begging you: Get vaccinated,’ Yukon premier implores public while announcing rise in COVID-19 cases

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver implored all Yukoners on Wednesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying there has been "widespread and untraceable" community transmission in Whitehorse."Please, I'm begging you: Get vaccinated," Silver said. He noted a "high risk of COVID-19 exposure throughout the...

Yukon declares state of emergency over COVID-19

The Yukon government has declared a state of emergency, announcing new health regulations aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, including a proof-of-vaccination requirement set to take effect on Saturday.The declaration came after the territory reported 80 new COVID-19 infections diagnosed over...

All adults in N.W.T. now eligible for booster shot, say top docs

Dr. Kami Kandola and Dr. Anne MariePegg answered listeners' questions on The Trailbreaker Thursday morning. "We will be offering booster doses as of today to anyone in the territory 18 or over as of December 31," Pegg said. View original article...
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