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February 8, 2012
News Releases

February 8, 2012

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January 23, 2012
News Releases

IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 23, 2012) –  Students from across Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon are participating in Get Reel, a video campaign to create anti-tobacco ads, as part of this year’s pan-territorial Smoke Screening initiative.

For the eighth year, the governments of Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon are promoting this educational anti-tobacco program for youth, Smoke Screening 8, which exposes students to international and local northern anti-tobacco messages through film and social media.

December 20, 2011
News Releases

December 20, 2011 - On February 14, 2012 Stanton Territorial Health Authority (STHA) is going 100 per cent tobacco-free. As of that date, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted anywhere on hospital property.

December 16, 2011
News Releases

December 16, 2011 – Minister of Health and Social Services Tom Beaulieu has appointed former Northwest Territories Premier Joseph L. Handley as Public Administrator for the Stanton Territorial Health Authority (STHA) effective December 1, 2011.

“I welcome Mr. Handley into the position of Public Administrator,” said Mr. Beaulieu.  “He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise both from within the GNWT and as a leader.  I look forward to working with him and supporting his role as Public Administrator.”

December 15, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

December 15, 2011 - Mr. Speaker, in setting the priorities for this new government, we have placed an emphasis on education and prevention, and on mental health and addictions.  I am pleased to report that we are already moving forward with a new campaign in this area.

December 13, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

December 13, 2011 - Mr. Speaker, today I would like to speak about the state of the health and social service system in the Northwest Territories. We need to take decisive action to ensure that we can continue to deliver high-quality services to our residents into the future.  Sustainability of the health care system is a national issue, and one that is of concern to Canadians across the country.   Every health system in Canada is affected by rising costs, shortage of health professionals and the health needs of an aging population.   

December 6, 2011
News Releases

December 6, 2011 – To accommodate the NWT laboratory computer system replacement December 5-9, please note the following closure dates for each laboratory:

November 28, 2011
News Releases

November 28, 2011 – Minister of Health and Social Services Tom Beaulieu met with provincial, territorial and federal Ministers of Health and Wellness in Halifax, Nova Scotia November 24-25, 2011.  

November 21, 2011
News Releases

November 21, 2011 - Today On the Air: If you have an addiction, know that help is out there. Talk to your local counsellor, nurse or doctor.

Programs and services for NWT residents with addictions

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

November 7, 2011
News Releases

November 7, 2011 - Today was the digital mammography machine’s first fully operational day at the Stanton Territorial Hospital. The digital mammography machine was purchased through the funds raised by the CIBC Run for Our Lives and the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation.

The CIBC Run for Our Lives is the NWT’s own breast cancer fundraiser, where money raised in the NWT stays in the NWT. Funds raised by the event are invested in breast health and breast cancer programs, services and equipment needed in the NWT, as well as national research.

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