N.W.T. confirms 1st COVID-19 variant of concern

A case of COVID-19 reported earlier this week at the Diavik Diamond Mine —about 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife — has been confirmed as the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom.  No other... Read more »

N.W.T. confirms first COVID-19 variant of concern

A case of COVID-19 reported earlier this week at the Diavik Diamond Mine —about 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife — has been confirmed as the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom.  No other... Read more »

Yukon’s new gender-affirming care policy is most comprehensive in Canada, experts say

Yukon’s new gender-affirming care policy the most comprehensive of its kind in Canada, according to experts. View original article here Source Read more »

National Inuit women’s org urges Inuit to get COVID-19 shot, citing increased risks

A national Inuit women’s organization is calling on Inuit women and families across Canada to get vaccinated against COVID-19. View original article here Source Read more »

N.W.T. Métis leaders ask for inclusion in federal health care benefit

Leaders in the N.W.T. are advocating for Métis inclusion in a national health-care insurance program for First Nations and Inuit people.  View original article here Source Read more »

Governments lack key data on fly-in workers. Experts say it’s putting them at risk

Periodic outbreaks of COVID-19 may be one of the best clues we have to the scale of the fly-in worker system across the global Arctic. View original article here Source Read more »

Whitehorse 1st capital city in Canada to open COVID-19 vaccine clinics to all adults

Whitehorse is the first capital city in Canada to open its COVID-19 vaccination clinic to all citizens aged 18 and older. View original article here Source Read more »