September 7, 2011
Media Advisory

September 7, 2011 - Media are invited to attend a World Suicide Prevention Day display at Centre Square Mall on September 9, 2011. The suicide rate in the Northwest Territories is twice the national average.

This year, the NWT theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is Building Suicide Safer Communities.

Representatives from the Department of Health and Social Services, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Family Counselling will be present to answer questions and discuss suicide prevention.


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.