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  • His favourite word is health.

MLA for Great Slave

Won his last election, in 2015, with 79% of the vote.


Yesterday

Posted on Facebook September 22 Grand Opening of the Rotary Boardwalk in Rotary Park School Draw Ave. Come down and check out the beautiful views of Great Slave Lake! (Photos from Glen Abernethy, MLA Great Slave's post Photo link) View post

Two days ago

Posted on Facebook September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease? There is great information on the Alzheimer Canada website. http://alzhe... (What is dementia? | Alzheimer Society of Canada link) View post

Posted on Twitter It’s beginning to be that time of year - Make sure to cover your coughs and sneezes to stop the spread of the commo… https://t.co/H8ErYCwCTX

Three days ago

Posted on Facebook Today is Community Health Representative Day! Let’s make sure they know that their efforts towards ensuring your community’s well-being doesn’t go unnoticed – NWT CHRs, today we celebrate ... (NWT Community Health Representative Day | Health and Social Services link) View post

Posted on Facebook September 25, 2018 the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Leadership Council will host their Annual General Meeting. This meeting will be open to the public. The meeting ... (Governance | Territorial Health and Social Services Authority link) View post

Posted on Twitter Today is Community Health Representative Day! Let’s make sure they know that their efforts towards ensuring your co… https://t.co/Cdwn0SXWXn

This week

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Mom says NWT government still forcing Indigenous people to use 'colonized version' of their names As the Northwest Territories government says it plans to waive fees for residential school survivors and their families to reclaim their Indigenous names, one mom in Yellowknife says that's not enough. The territorial government has told CBC it will ...

Posted on Twitter With the kids back in school, heading to and from work can be a little more challenging. Click here for some road s… https://t.co/LV7mXNGKaB

Mentioned by CBC.ca Mom says NWT government still forcing Indigenous people to reclaim 'colonized version' of their names As the Northwest Territories government says it plans to waive fees for residential school survivors and their families to reclaim their Indigenous names, one mom in Yellowknife says that's not enough. ... Meanwhile, Shene Catholique Valpy — the mom ...

Posted on Facebook Public Hearing September 19 - Cities Towns and Villages Act Have your say! The Standing Committee on Government Operations is seeking public input on the following: Bill 18: ... (Bills and Legislation | Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Twitter September is Acne Awareness Month. Acne is treatable, but there are some risks that come with certain treatments. L… https://t.co/d4oja63kkG

Posted on Facebook NEWS RELEASE (September 17, 2018) The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) has introduced changes to the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) that enhance program integrity, streamline ... View post

Posted on Facebook The students of Shellie Trimble's Grade 9 Social Studies Class visited the Legislative Assembly today. ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook OPEN HOUSE FOR THE NEW AQUATIC CENTRE The Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee is hosting an open house on Thursday, September 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the ... (index link) View post

Posted on Twitter SAVE THE DATE: On the evening of October 3rd, Dr. Matthew Hill from the University of Calgary will be joining us fo… https://t.co/Mjh9KnKFN5

A week ago

Posted on Facebook Public Hearing on Bill 20 in Yellowknife and N'dilo Want to have a say in what a Territorial Ombudsperson could do for you? The Standing Committee on Government ... (Bills and Legislation | Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Facebook Have you completed The Community Counselling Program Satisfaction Questionnaire yet?https://... (Northwest Territories Community Counselling Program - Satisfaction Questionnaire Survey link) View post

Posted on Twitter The Community Counselling Program Satisfaction Questionnaire has been out for a month! Have you completed it yet? https://t.co/vG1SOvaI3H

Posted on Twitter 1 in 3 kids and 2 in 3 adults in Canada are overweight or obese. With a healthy diet made easy, we can help lower t… https://t.co/bdoDoyLzHf

Posted on Twitter Do you know what benefits your health care plan covers? https://t.co/AzHPt2jjWh

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Child and Youth Care Counsellors heading to Tłı̨chǫ, Dehcho The Government of the Northwest Territories announced Tuesday that new Child and Youth Care Counsellors will start working in Tłı̨chǫ and Dehcho this month. They will provide counselling services for students in schools ... “The addition of CYCCs in ...

Posted on Twitter For every suicide, about 135 people suffer from the loss. If you or someone you know is hurting, connect with the C… https://t.co/sLeemR5Ucq

Posted on Twitter Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. If you or someone you know is struggling, there is help available. The NWT H… https://t.co/WTodivsYfh

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) After family grieves, changes come to mental health care in NWT The father of a Yellowknifer who died by suicide in 2015 says the N.W.T.'s new Mental Health Act is only "the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to addressing a "broken mental health-care system." Timothy Henderson died by suicide only days after being ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca After family grieves, changes come to mental health care in NWT The father of a Yellowknifer who died by suicide in 2015 says the N.W.T.'s new Mental Health Act is only "the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to addressing a "broken mental health-care system." Timothy Henderson committed ... A coroner's report in ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) New Mental Health Act will replace NWT's 'really outdated' one, says health minister Health Minister Glen Abernethy told CBC the act was "really outdated." In a press release, the territorial health department wrote that the act would help "modernize" care in the Northwest Territories and "better protect the rights, safety and well ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca New Mental Health Act will replace NWT's 'really outdated' one, says health minister Health Minister Glen Abernathy told CBC the act was "really outdated." In a press release, the territorial health department wrote that the act would help "modernize" care in the Northwest Territories and "better protect the rights, safety and well ...

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now New Mental Health Act coming into force this week “The new Mental Health Act's primary focus is for circumstances in where a person with a mental health disorder has become a serious risk to themselves or others,” minister Abernethy says in a statement. “It sets out processes that must be followed to ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Norman Wells opens doors to new health centre, long-term care facility The N.W.T. government spent $41.1 million to design and build the new health centre and long-term care facility, according to Damien Healy, spokesperson with the Department of Health and Social Services. The new health ... Health Minister Glen ...

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now New health centre opens in Norman Wells “A priority of this government is investing in health infrastructure that improves on safety and service delivery so that residents continue to receive quality care,” says Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy. “The addition of the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Norman Wells opens doors to new health centre, long-term care facility The N.W.T. government spent $41.1 million to design and build the new health centre and long-term care facility, according to Damien Healy, spokesperson with the Department of Health and Social Services. Health Minister Glen Abernethy, Infrastructure ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Drop the Pop Campaign Awards Announced “Congratulations to the winners and all 48 participating schools of this year's “Drop the Pop” campaign,” says Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services. “Choosing healthy drinks makes a difference to the overall health of children and youth.

More than three months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to welcome Mr. John Soderberg to the House today. Mr. Soderberg is on the board of directors representing the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 345-18(3): Adult Day Program Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as the Member knows, we did go out for an RFP. We did not have any interest in that RFP. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 354-18(3): Dialysis Services Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Dialysis is a very complex process, requiring some very complex machinery and highly-trained individuals who actually know how to operate the machines, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 90-18(3): Senior Citizens' Month Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, June is Senior Citizens' Month. I encourage all Northerners to join me in recognizing and celebrating the valuable contributions that ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Prayer Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to waive Rule 36(4) so that all Ministers' statements provided to the Clerk can be delivered today. Thank you, Mr. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 209-18(3): Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Committee Report 4-18(3): Report on Adult Residential Addictions Treatment Facilities Tour 2017 Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document entitled "Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Committee Report 4-18(3): Report on Adult Residential Addiction Treatment ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 352-18(3): Mental Health care Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the department, the authority, the territorial authority, as well as the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, have been ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 203-18(3): NWT On the Land Collaborative 2018 Report Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following document, entitled "NWT On the Land Collaborative 2018 Report." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 60-18(3): Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Amendment to Schedule A, Clause 5 - Addition of Subsection 5(1), Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, I've been listening to both sides, and we've had conversations on this side about what we heard the Members saying, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 343-18(3): Net Metering Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in the previous Assembly, the Minister Responsible for the PUB and Cabinet of the day provided some direction to the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would also like to recognize Ernie Bernhardt, who is also a constituent of the Great Slave riding. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 199-18(3): 2017-2018 Annual Report on Implementation of the Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document entitled "2017-2018 Annual Report on Implementation of the Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories." Thank ...

Introduced legislation Government Bill 8, Emergency Management Act

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #99 on Bill 33, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2018-2019

Voted Yes on Vote #99 on Bill 33, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2018-2019

Voted Yes on Vote #96 on Bill 30, Health Statutes Law Amendment Act (Cremation Services)

Introduced legislation Government Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Health and Social Services Professions Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 13, Marriage Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 68, An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act, No. 2