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Diane Thom

Candidate in the Inuvik Boot Lake Inuvik race.

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Territory kicks out Gwich’in man who tried to move home to Inuvik during pandemic

May 3, 2020

CBC North - ...to get worse, I thought I'd get up here sooner." Hagen says he has tried reaching out to Inuvik MLAs. CBC News confirmed he reached out to at least Diane Thom, the territory's health minister and MLA for Inuvik Boot Lake. An email from Thom to Hagen dated April 29 says Robert Collinson, Thom's ministerial...

Northwest Territories MLA pension funds hit by pandemic

April 29, 2020

CBC North - ...to a CBC request for comment on MLA pensions. (Sidney Cohen/CBC) On Friday CBC sent an email to Blake and the four other MLAs on the board — Diane Thom, Caitlin Cleveland, Jackie Jacobson and Paulie Chinna — asking why it was necessary for the entire board and four staff to travel to Vancouver,...

Both NWT emergency orders extended to May 12

April 28, 2020

My Yellowknife Now - ...Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency take effect April 29 and are set to expire on May 12. Minister of Health and Social Services Diane Thom extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency under the Northwest Territories’ Public Health Act on the recommendation of Chief Public...

Kandola says tighter border measures may allow eased restrictions in NWT

April 28, 2020

NNSL Media - ... But if all goes well, there could be some easing of the restrictions already put in place. Kandola, along with Premier Caroline Cochrane and Diane Thom, minister of Health and Social Services, held a press conference to talk about why the new requirements were laid down. Through those requirements,...

N.W.T. will extend state of emergency and public health emergency

April 28, 2020

CBC North - ...Cochrane will use her powers as the minister of the Municipal and Community Affairs Department to extend the state of emergency. Health Minister Diane Thom will do the same for the territory's public health emergency. Both acts were in effect until April 28, and will be further extended another two...

Public Health Emergency, State of Emergency extended across NWT

April 28, 2020

NNSL Media - ... “These extensions…do not indicate a significant change in circumstances or an increased risk to the people of the NWT,” the release said. Diane Thom, Minister of Health and Social Services extended the Public Health Emergency under the Northwest Territories’ Public Health Act based on the...

N.W.T. officials to hold briefing on new restrictions on essential workers

April 28, 2020

CBC North - ...residents returning to the territory and exemptions on essential workers under the COVID-19 travel ban. Premier Caroline Cochrane, Health Minister Diane Thom and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola will hold a live press conference at 11:05 a.m. MT. The broadcast will be streamed live on this...

Small communities struggle to get emergency dental care, MLA says

April 23, 2020

NNSL Media - ...they need to have the travel done within the GNWT. It just gets billed back to these different places.” As of press deadline, Health Minister Diane Thom didn’t respond to a request for comment on the regular MLAs’ motion. The motion is a “valid request and concern,” according to Jillian...

‘Vague’ NWT health orders draw ire of civil liberties watchdog

April 20, 2020

NNSL Media - ...she wrote. “Keeping an eye on you” When the government rolled out the emergency measures, enforced by a compliance task force, Health Minister Diane Thom said it was a necessary measure. “While we provided advice weeks ago, we are confident that it is necessary to put legal weight behind these...

How did we get here? A timeline of COVID-19 in the N.W.T.

April 18, 2020

CBC North - ...allocates a "one-time" bonus payment of $500 ($1,000 for couples) to people on social assistance. Watch: Kandola, Cochrane and Health Minister Diane Thom respond to questions about the two cases of COVID-19 confirmed April 2. April 3: Kandola says the territory is expanding its public health officer...

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