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The president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of cabinet to express concern about the decision to use Amazon Canada to deliver vital medical supplies across the country. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Brendan Hanley
Yukon has now confirmed 8 cases of COVID-19 in the territory. The latest case was found in a rural community outside Whitehorse, according to the chief medical officer. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Dr. Kami Kandola
Conrad Baetz has been hired to lead approximately 30 staff to help enforce public health orders issued by chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Cambridge Bay RCMP
Raymond Komak stabbed Sandy Ekpakohak during a drunk fight in January 2019. Ekpakohak's body was found on the living room floor by Komak's wife around 4 a.m. He had a stab wound on his upper back from a steak knife, that was determined to be the cause of death. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Marc Miller
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 on reserves and among Inuit has more than doubled since last week, according to Indigenous Services Canada. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Dr Michael Patterson
The territory's chief public health officer says when, or if, someone is diagnosed in Nunavut, he wants to make sure it doesn't cause widespread panic in all 25 communities. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
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The federal government doesn't know when the COVID-19 caseload will peak in Canada, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the country's physical distancing efforts are making a difference. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Fort Resolution, N.W.T.
Some residents of Fort Resolution, N.W.T., say they still have more questions than answers after it was revealed that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 landed in their community last week. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Fort Liard RCMP seize alcohol and guns
RCMP said they intercepted five vehicles on Highway 7, and seized two loaded guns, 22 bottles of vodka and more than four dozen cans of beer. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
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With a sunny long weekend expected in many parts of the province, the B.C. government says the closures are neccessary to promote physical distancing. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
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Yellowknife RCMP say a 40-year-old woman who was reported missing on Sunday has been found. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Alfred and Hattie Coonishish
To help get as many hunters and their families out to bush camps as early as possible this spring, Cree officials have launched a $1.6 million emergency fund. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Sandra Jost and Steve Berger-Huffon
Whitehorse RV park has opened two weeks early as a spot for Yukoners returning to the territory to self-isolate. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Betty and Gavin Hollas
Family couldn't attend the celebration because Avens — A Community for Seniors is on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Inuksuk high school
In the wake of school closures due to COVID-19, and recent spring breaks, right now around 85 of Nunavut's teachers are in the south. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
Source: CBC North
Christopher Cornell
Yukon RCMP are asking for help to find 38-year-old Christopher Cornell, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and has ties to Whitehorse. Police say it's believed he may travel to Yukon. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
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While last week's boost to the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy was supposed to prop up struggling businesses and the workers they employ during the pandemic, it's doing nothing for the North's now stagnant mining industry, mining advocates say. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
North Slave Correctional Complex
The Northwest Territories government says it has released a small number of prisoners over concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 in territorial jails. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Virus Outbreak Spain
Residents are asked to wear non-medical face masks when in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Tracy-Anne McPhee
Yukon's public schools will remain closed to students for the rest of this school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting next week, they'll be doing at-home learning. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North