Arviat holds farewell parade for departing doctor

Arviat residents gather on Friday, Jan. 8, to host a send-off parade for Dr. Carl Leroux, the doctor who works out of the community health centre, before he headed home to B.C. the same day. Typically, as part of his rotation, Dr. Leroux spends four to six weeks in Arviat at a time. When he last arrived in October, Dr. Leroux treated the first cases of COVID-19 in Arviat and decided to stay in the Kivalliq community through the outbreak, until the case count was back to zero. “We are very grateful that he decided to stay and help the medical team here in Arviat during the COVID-19 outbreak, which showed us he does care for the people of Arviat,” said Nataasha Hilu Komakjuak. (Photo courtesy of Nataasha Komakjuak)

By Nunatsiaq News

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Pork Pie on

    A big thank you to Dr. Carl Leroux. I think it would be nice if our leaders took a moment to recognize and thank him for his care and dedication to Arviammuit. We need people like this in our territory.

    What do you say Mr. Premier! Mumilaaq Qaqqaq?

  2. Posted by Lauren Taylor on

    Carl, you are the best of the best! How lucky we are to work with you and learn from you and see your breathtaking compassion.

  3. Posted by I.H. Zendel on

    Lovely story, lovely people.
    Thank you.

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