‘I have the most beautiful room in the world’: A look inside Yellowknife’s COVID-19 isolation centre

Ricky Thatcher is adamant he wouldn't survive if he contracted COVID-19.The 65-year-old is recovering from pneumonia, an infection that penetrated deep into both his lungs. He worried it was COVID-19. "I hope we never get it [again] in Yellowknife. If...

N.W.T. lays 1st charge for violating public health order amid confusion over border rules

Just days after the territory's premier surprised residents by suggesting travellers from southern Canada would be welcomed to the N.W.T., health authorities have levied the first ever fine for breaching a public health order on an individual who travelled to the...

Inuit women in Nunavut suffer ‘unnecessary violence,’ racism from RCMP, legal aid board says

WARNING: Details in this story may be disturbing to some readers.Inuit in Nunavut, especially women, suffer systemic police abuse, including excessive violence and persistent racism, according to the territory's legal aid agency. The Legal Services Board of Nunavut says it has...

N.W.T. shuts its borders as 1st case of COVID-19 confirmed in territory

The Northwest Territories has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. It's the first case from all three territories, which were the last provincial and territorial jurisdictions remaining in Canada to report zero cases of COVID-19. According to a press release sent out...

N.W.T. reports 1st case of COVID-19, risk now rated high as borders set to close: officials

The Northwest Territories has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. According to a press release sent out on Saturday afternoon by the chief public health officer, the person had travelled to British Columbia and Alberta, before returning home to Yellowknife. The individual, and their...

First case of COVID-19 reported in Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories has reported its first case of COVID-19, according to a press release sent out on Saturday afternoon by the chief public health officer.The person had travelled to British Columbia and Alberta, according to the release, and then returned...

N.W.T. to close borders to all inbound travel by air, land and port — with limited exceptions

The Northwest Territories chief public health officer plans to ban most travel into the territory in an effort to stall the arrival of the novel coronavirus. According to a news release sent Friday night, Dr. Kami Kandola intends to make an order...

Tsiigehtchic elders ask N.W.T. premier for a full-time nurse

As the Northwest Territories and the rest of Canada continue to practise social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, the community of Tsiigehtchic is asking the territorial government for a permanent nurse. The Elders Committee in Tsiigehtchic held an...

1st case of COVID-19 confirmed in northern Quebec

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in northern Quebec. A Chibougamau resident in their 50s recently returned from travelling, according to regional health authorities, and has been in isolation at home with minor symptoms. In a message on...

170 doctors say government should reject Teck mine over health risks

More than 170 doctors are calling on the federal government to withhold approval for a huge oilsands project in Alberta, just south of the Northwest Territories border, and requesting that more research be done on its potential impact on human health.Earlier...
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