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Kandis Jameson
Hay River council has appointed a bylaw officer to help gather information on breaches of the N.W.T. government's mandatory self-isolation order for people returning the territory, as well as information on people possibly holding social gatherings or not staying two metres apart. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Caroline Cochrane
"As leader of the team, I feel it is my responsibility to take a more hands on role," said Premier Caroline Cochrane in a news release Tuesday. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Chisasibi
A Chisasibi youth with underlying health conditions is the latest Cree patient in Quebec to be diagnosed with COVID-19 and has been sent to Sainte-Justine's hospital in Montreal as a precaution. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
COVID Nunavut Breakfasts
When schools in Nunavut shut down because of COVID-19, a group of staff in Iqaluit wanted to make sure students who depended on breakfast programs still got food. What they arrived at was a simple breakfast-in-a-bag. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Whitehorse cloth masks
People sewing masks in Whitehorse say the orders keep coming. This, as Canada's chief public health officer softens her stance on them. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Yellowknife sobering centre and day centre, downtown
Some of Yellowknife's homeless people are saying an attempt to protect 30 homeless individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving them out in the cold. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
62 degrees hand sanitizer
A Yellowknife-based company could soon be supplying hand sanitizer for clinical use in hospitals, after getting approval to start distributing it last week. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Avens COVID-19 precautions
A seniors centre in Yellowknife has ramped up efforts to keep COVID-19 out while attempting to keep morale high. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
GLOBAL-UNEMPLOYMENT/
The government's showcase economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB), has come in for criticism from students. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Chuckegg Creek
Municipal and provincial officials and firefighters in Alberta are gearing up for wildfire season as best they can, but nobody has experience dealing with fire fighting during a pandemic. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Mosquitoes
We're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send your questions to COVID@cbc.ca and we'll answer as many as we can. We'll publish a selection every weekday online, and we're also putting some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
empty highway
The worldwide shutdowns are having a deep economic impact, but it might appear as though there could be a silver lining: reduced CO2 emissions. Scientists say that it's not that simple. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Stefan Weissenberg
A Whitehorse aeronautical engineer who designed an innovative hydrogen fuel cell snowmobile is the big winner of this year's Yukon Innovation Prize. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway
Mayor Erwin Elias wants to keep people sheltering in place. He says a number of people are partying and not physically distancing. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
Tyler Aaron Skookum
Tyler Skookum, 29, had been facing a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Wilfred 'Dickie' Charlie in Carmacks in 2017. On Monday, Skookum pleaded guilty to manslaughter. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2020
Source: CBC North
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA
The territorial government announced it would extend a state of emergency declared March 24. [...]
Mon, Apr 06, 2020
Source: CBC North
Peel River ferry
The N.W.T. is still assessing the “full impact” of new federal restrictions on passenger ferries put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. [...]
Mon, Apr 06, 2020
Source: CBC North
Michelle Larocque
Michelle Larocque, from Yellowknife, is believed to be in the Grande Prairie, Alta., area. [...]
Mon, Apr 06, 2020
Source: CBC North
Brendan Hanley
Yukon's chief medical officer will provide another update on COVID-19 in the territory, at 3 p.m. PT on Monday. [...]
Mon, Apr 06, 2020
Source: CBC North