Glen Abernethy

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Escorts announced for expectant mothers from NWT communities

(press release) (press release)Expectant mother's in the NWT will no longer have to be alone when they leave their communities to give birth. The...

Escorts now offered for all NWT expectant mothers: Minister

Effective April 18, that funding has now been extended throughout the territory to mothers under the Metis Health Benefits Policy and non-Indigenous women as well...

Anti-Poverty Fund accepting applications for cut of $500000

... supply and demand, Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy says there are no plans to increase the current fund. “We are in...

Yellowknife resident named NWT's next workers' advisor

Scott's appointment was announced by Glen Abernethy, minister responsible for the WSCC, on Wednesday. According to a government statement, Scott comes with an extensive educational...

NWT health minister committed to sobering centre, MAP program

The territory's health minister says he's fully committed to a sobering centre in Yellowknife and even a managed alcohol program, also known as MAP, if...

Premier Bob McLeod announces changes to executive council

Minister Glen Abernethy assumes responsibility for the workers' safety and compensation commission and for the public utilities board. Abernethy continues as minister of health and...

Cree doctor to lead external investigation into Hugh Papik's death

Two days after Papik's story came to light, Health Minister Glen Abernethy announced there would be an external review into the elder's death. In a...

Planning approvals all round at Cairngorms

Also getting the go ahead was an application for a 25kw micro hydro system in the Brackley Burn at Glen Muick, near Ballater. The small...

'Serious nature of the concerns' prompted Hugh Papik investigation: minister

Glen Abernethy spoke with Juanita Taylor of CBC Radio's The Trailbreaker Thursday about what the investigation could yield, as well as the prevalence and impact...

NWT minister promises investigation into death of aboriginal elder

"I am deeply troubled by the comments that the care provided in a particular situation was not appropriate," said Health Minister Glen Abernethy in a...

A stiff climb back in time

I paused briefly to admire the Nurse Peattie Memorial Garden, dedicated to former district nurse Elizabeth Peattie, who served the area for almost 30 years,...

Six NWT health authorities replaced by single health authority

Health Minister Glen Abernethy says the territorial health and social services authority should help to make the system more efficient and patient-focused. “We want to...

Buyer beware: Opticians not regulated in NWT, Nunavut, Yukon

The owner of Family Vision says they no longer work for the company. Polar Vision is the only optical centre in Yellowknife recognized by the...

West Highland College UHI offers summer activities in Lochaber and Skye

Excursions, talks and workshops in Fort William include Local History – Fort William Then and Now with Ian Abernethy and Bill Cameron and Wild Life...

Transgender people in NWT may soon legally change gender without surgery

“The requirement for gender reassignment surgery is outdated and inconsistent with the majority of the provinces in Canada,” Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy...

Interactive: Where to find public art in Burlington

For the last few years, sculptures have been popping up all over Burlington. Some pieces are whimsical, like Jonathan Bowling's "The Cow" -- made from...

Trans activist celebrates proposed NWT Vital Statistics changes

Transgender people in the Northwest Territories may soon be able to legally change their gender on territorial documents without proving they've had gender reassignment surgery.

Baby named Sahaiʔa prompts changes to Vital Statistics Act

Baby named Sahaiʔa prompts changes to Vital Statistics ActA two-year-old Chipewyan girl in the Northwest Territories may soon be able to have her real name...

GNWT releases interim guidelines for medically assisted dying

Addressing MLAs this week, territorial health minister Glen Abernethy assured residents that the NWT is ready to provide the service if necessary. “The NWT is...

NWT doctors volunteer for assisted dying services, as territory releases guidelines

Several doctors in the Northwest Territories have stepped up to provide physician-assisted dying if Bill C-14 passes. The federal government's proposed right to die legislation...

NWT premier orders government departments to hire more summer students

Human resources minister Glen Abernethy said that is not the case. "The premier would like to see us hire as many students as we did...

Springwell runners put on a great showing at Maghera 10k event

Catherine Shiels and Lorraine Abernethy, plus Glenda Whiteside who captured the second FV35 award, to her very obvious shock, which created much amusement amongst her...

Overwhelmed, underfunded Hay River shelter in 'ever-increasing crisis'

A Hay River MLA is calling on the territory to help the town's family shelter, which he says is in crisis. RJ Simpson, the MLA...

Rowing: Bond brothers each claim a gold medal

The others were Bryce Abernethy in the under-23 lightweight men's quad, Macaela Turfus in the under-21 lightweight women's double sculls, under-21 travelling reserve Oliver Tyro...

Guidelines for assisted death in the NWT still in the works

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut are the only two jurisdictions in Canada yet to establish guidelines for assisted death. Guidelines set out a process medical...

P.G. softball captures Conference 12 Championship

The Royals will continue their journey into the Region 5A South Playoffs with a quarterfinals game time currently slated for Monday, March 30, 7 p.m.

Pasco County real estate transactions for May 20, 2016

5200 Mallett Dr., to Has Butler & Miranda Williams by Dale G. Massad & Glen R. Massad, $49,000, 4/29/2016. 11140 Taft Dr., to ... 5137...

Backlog at NWT public guardian's office 'a problem,' says health minister

Minister of Health Glen Abernethy said it's too late in the budget cycle to significantly increase the office's $285,000 annual budget or add additional permanent...

Prince of Wales enjoys a tot of whiskey during midday Fortnum & Mason visit

Charles, who walked over to the department store from nearby Clarence House carrying an umbrella, also inspected Irish Lumpers potatoes from Glen's of Antrim and...

K'amba Carnival Committee honoured

The Hub (Hay River) (blog)The Hub (Hay River) (blog)... Williams, deputy minister for Municipal and Community Affairs; Diane Tourangeau, chairperson and a founder of the...

Jail staff unable to get help from public guardian for mentally ill inmate

So far the department has also been unable to state how many people are under the protection of the public guardian, or even how many...

Language barriers and more Hazleton 'pitz' lore

We both had a good laugh, and when I called again, I always asked for 'pitz' and I got it.” Glen Puhak says, “I grew...

Aboriginal communities not ready for 'rushed' assisted-dying regulations: doctor

In February, N.W.T. Health Minister Glen Abernethy told CBC the territory faces "unique realities" which will have to be explored. Last week, Yukon Justice Minister...

Check out best gigs of the next seven days

Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary, which has rehomed thousands of abandoned animals is inviting... By Laura Abernethy One of Northern Ireland's oldest animal sanctuaries has plenty to...

Potter fired by different techniques

By Laura Abernethy One of Northern Ireland's oldest animal sanctuaries has plenty to celebrate this weekend. Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary has rehomed over 10,000 animals -...

NCAA All-Tournament Teams

1989 — Glen Rice, Michigan; Rumeal Robinson, Michigan; Gerald Greene, Seton Hall; John Morton, Seton Hall; Danny Ferry, Duke. 1988 — Danny Manning, Kansas; Milt...

NCAA All-Tournament Teams

1989 — Glen Rice, Michigan; Rumeal Robinson, Michigan; Gerald Greene, Seton Hall; John Morton, Seton Hall; Danny Ferry, Duke. 1988 — Danny Manning, Kansas; Milt...

Wear blue on Saturday for autism awareness in the NWT

In May, she'll be meeting with members of the Canadian Autism Partnership alongside territorial health minister Glen Abernethy. The partnership, which is a project of...

Closed treatment centre could get more mileage

The Hub (Hay River) (blog)The Hub (Hay River) (blog)The funding was discussed on March 21 when Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy visited the...

Police deny 'helping' put up Irish Tricolour for Easter Rising west Belfast parade and say health and safety forced ...

During windy conditions, a police officer used his foot to keep a ladder upright against a wall of McEnaney's bar on the Glen Road while...

Your pictures of Scotland: 19-25 March

This image in Glen Doll of her friend walking up Mayar and Driesh was captured by Debbie Martin of Stonehaven as sun broke through following...

NWT 'needs creative fix' as long-term care bed shortage grows - My ...

The Northwest Territories faces a shortage of more than 250 long-term care beds by 2026 unless “creative solutions” are found, according to health minister Glen...

Shortage of long-term care beds in NWT set to quadruple

The shortage of long-term care beds for seniors in the N.W.T. will more than quadruple in the next decade, according to Health Minister Glen Abernethy.

NWT health superboard launch delayed until August

Glen Abernethy, N.W.T.'s health and social services minister, says last fall's territorial election caused some delays, particularly for appointing members to the regional wellness councils...

New NWT-wide health authority pushed back to August

At the time, health minister Glen Abernethy said a single, larger authority would “improve the system's ability to provide the best possible care to patients...

Health Minister Glen Abernethy on physician-assisted dying in the NWT

On Tuesday, The Trailbreaker caught up with Health Minister Glen Abernethy to find out what the new rules could mean for the N.W.T.. The following...

The look of your NWT health card will change once you renew it

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) says it's moving towards a more consistent look for its programs and services, and that health cards will...

The look of your NWT health card will change once you renew it

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) says it's moving towards a more consistent look for its programs and services, and that health cards will...

NWT Health Minister Glen Abernethy on doctor complaints, assisted suicide

Northwest Territories Health Minister Glen Abernethy met with his federal, provincial and territorial counterparts in Vancouver this week. CBC North caught up with him on...

Bargaining begins between GNWT and workers' union

The full question, clearly worded with collective bargaining in mind, read: “Will you oppose any cuts of GNWT staff, including boards and agencies?” Glen Abernethy...