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... Read more »

‘You become numb to it’: Residents of Mayo, Yukon, want state of emergency declared over substance use deaths

Some Mayo, Yukon, residents want the territory to call a state of emergency over the number of recent deaths from substance abuse and suicide. The Yukon NDP tabled a petition in the Legislature... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

‘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.... Read more »

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... Read more »

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

All adults in the N.W.T. are now eligible for a booster shot, says the territory’s top doctors. The N.W.T.’s chief public health officer, Dr. Kami Kandola, and Dr. AnneMarie Pegg, the territory’s medical... Read more »

Nunavut returns to 0 active COVID-19 cases

There are no active COVID-19 cases in Nunavut, says the territory’s website, last updated Tuesday. Since the pandemic reached the territory, there have been 674 cases of the illness, including four deaths. Some... Read more »

I was raised vaccine hesitant. Now I’m double vaxxed against COVID-19

This First Person column is written by Rachel Grantham who has been double vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ.  I was raised by... Read more »