NWT News

O’Brien regional vice-president

November 13, 2017 - Hay River

Dawna O’Brien is the regional vice-president for Hay River on the new executive of the Union of Northern Workers following its 17th triennial convention in Yellowknife from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29.

Other members of the executive include president Todd Parsons, first vice-president Gayla Thunstrom, and second vice-president Nicole Tews.

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Health info glitches a reason for concern

November 12, 2017 - NWT

The Hay River Health and Social Services Authority has been having a rough year.

An audit of Hay River Medical Clinic referrals turned up 41 irregularities where referrals to specialists and other medical services were either delayed or not done at all. This follows the cancellation of dental surgeries at the clinic earlier this year after concerns arose about the clinic’s sterilization process for medical equipment.

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Communications plan for town and authority

November 12, 2017 - Hay River

A formal communications plan has been established to keep the Town of Hay River up to date on the activities of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

Improved communications was discussed when a delegation from the authority appeared before council on Oct. 24.

“We have committed to four meetings a year,” said Mike Maher, the public administrator with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

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Reporter witnesses drug sting at hotel

November 9, 2017 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Drum had a ringside seat to a dramatic scene Nov. 6 as an apparent undercover drug investigation unfolded at the Nova Inn.

Two criminal events appeared to take place in one day but it wasn’t clear at press time if they were related.

Around 1 a.m., a hotel guest asked the one Nova staff member on duty for help using the laundry machines, a source told the Drum.

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Communications plan for town and authority

November 7, 2017 - Hay River

A formal communications plan has been established to keep the Town of Hay River up to date on the activities of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

Improved communications was discussed when a delegation from the authority appeared before council on Oct. 24.

“We have committed to four meetings a year,” said Mike Maher, the public administrator with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

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ITI hosts trade show on resources, energy

November 7, 2017 - Hay River

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is presenting a resources and energy development information trade show at the Legion boardroom on Nov. 9, starting at 2 p.m. and running until 7 p.m.

It will include booths from several organizations, including the GNWT, and is designed to give people a chance to ask questions about resource development in the NWT.

The department will also be hosting a public engagement session on manufacturing in the NWT.

That session will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Ptarmigan Inn.

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New rules for wildlife tourism

November 5, 2017 - NWT

An industry association for cruise operators has created a set of guidelines for tourists to help keep them and the animals safe in their interactions. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators released the rules—which cover walrus, seals, caribou and reindeer, Arctic fox, birds, polar bears and whales—last week. The guidelines can be viewed on the association’s website.

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New rules for wildlife tourism

November 3, 2017 - NWT

An industry association for cruise operators has created a set of guidelines for tourists to help keep them and the animals safe in their interactions. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators released the rules—which cover walrus, seals, caribou and reindeer, Arctic fox, birds, polar bears and whales—last week. The guidelines can be viewed on the association’s website.

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