Ottawa medical school partnership aims to train more Inuit health-care professionals

The University of Ottawa medical school will have two spots specifically for Nunavummiut, beginning in September 2023. It's the result of a partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and the university's medical school.  The partnership aims to...

By Inuit, for Inuit: Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey gets underway in Inuvialuit region

"Do you want to get out more on the land?" That's one of the questions being asked of Inuvialuit community members in a national Inuit-led survey underway in the Beaufort-Delta region. The Inuvialuit are the first to begin the cross-Canada survey, which...

Délı̨nę elder says local health centre failed to detect tumour that nearly killed him

A Délı̨nę artist, photographer and former band councillor is recovering from emergency surgery after doctors in Yellowknife discovered a tumour the size of a soda can in his colon.  Morris Neyelle, 71, believes he nearly died because his local health centre failed...

More restrictions to ease as Yukon heads ‘down the other side’ of Omicron peak

Yukon will ease more public health restrictions on Friday, with leaders saying the territory seems to be through the worst of the Omicron wave of COVID-19.Premier Sandy Silver said Thursday that the territory's health indicators "are trending in the right...

Thawing permafrost can expose northerners to cancer-causing gas, study says

Thawing permafrost might be exposing people in northern Canada to higher levels of a naturally-occurring gas that causes lung cancer, says a new study out of the U.K.Paul Glover, the study's lead researcher, said permafrost has been acting as a "hidden...

Feds send nurses to Nunavut after territory reports another COVID-19 death

The federal government is providing Nunavut with three nurses and nine contact tracers to help handle the wave of COVID-19 that is spreading across the territory.Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok announced the federal aid Tuesday during a live COVID-19 update. Akeeagok...

Federal nurses, contact tracers on the way as Nunavut reports another death related to COVID-19

The federal government is providing Nunavut with three nurses and nine contact tracers to help handle the wave of COVID-19 that is spreading across the territory. Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok announced the federal aid Tuesday during a live COVID-19 update....

At-home rapid COVID-19 tests are ‘way of the future,’ says Yukon top doctor

The Yukon's top doctor said the use of rapid tests might be broadened over the coming weeks and months.Dr. Catherine Elliott, the Yukon's acting chief medical officer of health, made the comments during a COVID-19 news update on Wednesday. Right now,...

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...
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