April 8, 2011
News Releases

April 8, 2011 - Ministerial Responsibilities for the Status of Women have been assumed by Premier Floyd K. Roland effective today.

The Premier confirmed that all other Ministerial portfolios will remain unchanged – this includes the March 28, 2011 assignment of the Department of Health and Social Services and Responsibilities for Seniors, the Homeless and Persons with Disabilities to Minister J. Michael Miltenberger.

April 6, 2011
Public Service Announcement

April 6, 2011 - Dr. David Pontin, emergency room physician at the Stanton Territorial Hospital, and  Ms. Caroline Newberry, Senior Communicable Disease Specialist, will hold a press conference to discuss the issue of superbugs in the NWT.

Superbugs cause infections and diseases, and are increasingly prevalent outside of hospital settings. A particularly aggressive superbug is found in the NWT.

March 29, 2011
Media Advisory

March 29, 2011 - Media are invited to learn about the new NWT Colorectal Cancer Screening Clinical Practice Guidelines in effect.

Dr. Angus MacIver, former staff surgeon and Chief of Staff at the Inuvik General Hospital, and Dr. Maureen Mayhew, acting Chief Public Health Officer for the Department of Health and Social Services, will be present to explain and answer questions about the new guidelines.

March 28, 2011
News Releases

March 28, 2011 - Minister of Health and Social Services Sandy Lee tendered her resignation to the Premier on Saturday.

Premier Floyd K. Roland thanks Ms. Lee for her hard work and strong leadership as a Member the 16th Legislative Assembly’s Executive Council.

“Ms. Lee’s energy and passion will be missed,” he noted. “We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

March 23, 2011
News Releases

March 23, 2011 - World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, increases public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world.

The rate of TB in the NWT is four to five times the national average – with about 30 per cent of NWT residents who have latent TB infections in their bodies which usually remains inactive and not a risk to the public. TB rates are highest among the Aboriginal population.

March 16, 2011
Public Service Announcement

March 16, 2011 - Today is the second anniversary of Dietitians Day.

Dietitians Day is a day to celebrate this important health profession, and reminds us that for advice on proper eating, good nutrition and healthy living, we should visit our local dietitian.

For more information, please visit the Dietitians of Canada website.

March 8, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

March 8, 2011 - The Minister Responsible for Women announced the recipients of the annual Wise Women Awards on International Women's Day.


March 3, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

March 3, 2011 - As Nutrition Month begins, the Minister of Health and Social Services highlighted the work the GNWT is doing to promote healthy living and wellness through nutrition.


March 1, 2011
News Releases

March 1, 2011 - The Department of Health and Social Services has accepted all recommendations from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.

The final report, which was tabled in the Legislative Assembly today, indicates the Department, through A Foundation for Change, has set clear direction, priorities and actions.

February 18, 2011
News Releases

February 18, 2011 - The recently revised NWT Suicide Prevention Training Program is being offered to residents in the Beaufort Delta who are interested in learning suicide prevention and intervention skills to help others.

The Department of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the NWT Suicide Prevention Steering Committee, will be offering the training program at the Gwich’in Wellness Camp outside of Inuvik from March 19 to 28, 2011.