Pond Inlet residents at risk for colorectal cancer wait over a year for colonoscopies: MLA

Health Department screened people in community for the disease in March

People in Pond Inlet deemed to be at risk for colorectal cancer are facing long waits for followup colonoscopies, says Tununiq MLA Karen Nutarak, who raised the issue in the legislative assembly Wednesday. Health-care workers from the Department of Health visited Pond Inlet, Gjoa Haven and Arviat in March as part of a pilot project...

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Community mental health feast packs Inuksuk High School cafeteria

Caribou and char were on the menu Wednesday evening at a feast in support of community mental health at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit. The school cafeteria was packed with a crowd ranging from toddlers to elders who gathered to enjoy a large serving of country food. Camilla Sehti, the GN’s territorial director of mental health and addictions, said the event was one of several scheduled throughout May to mark National Mental Health Week, which was officially May 1 to 7. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)