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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Canadian doctors demand more research into health impacts of Teck mining project

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... Read more »

How art is helping N.W.T. teens learn about drugs, alcohol and wellness

A projector casts light onto a large white sheet in a classroom at Moose Kerr School in Aklavik, N.W.T. Behind it, students re-enact the story of Aklavik’s infamous Mad Trapper while other... Read more »

6,000 people missed their medical flights in Nunavut last year, says government

Over a quarter of the territorial health budget is going toward medical travel, but the MLA for Pangnirtung says that money is being wasted because patients are missing their flights.  In 2018-19 there... Read more »