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5TuesdayAugust26201415YearsAgo...EmergencylandinginYellowknifeADutchairlinerwasforcedtomakeanemergencylandinginYellowknifeonFridayafternoon.TheMar-tinairBoeing767with240passengersonboardwasonaregularightfromAmsterdamtoSanFranciscowhenitdevelopedmechanicalproblemsandwasforcedtogodown.Itlandedsafelyandnoonewashurt.IssueAugust24199920YearsAgo...NWTelbalksatresidentsdemandsThedebateoverthefutureofFortSmithslong-dis-tancetelecommunicationstookcentrestagelastweekwhenseveralmembersoftheNorthwesTelboardmetwithconcernedresidentsataspecialChamberofCom-mercemeeting.ChamberpresidentFriedaMartselossaidthetownwaspromisedaberopticlinkin1991andNothwesTelclientsherewillnotsettleforanythingless.IssueAugust24199430YearsAgo...RestrainttimeforCreebandsFortChipewyansCreebandchiefArchieWaquanisimposingtoughmeasurestodealwiththebands-nancialproblems.WaquananindependentcontractorinFortChipewyanhasbeenchieffortwomonths.Hesaysdebtsleftbythepreviousbandcouncilareforc-inghimtocutbackonexpensesinallareasofopera-tionanditisntclearhowbadthenancialpictureis.IssueAugust231984ARCHIVESNorthernJournal2014JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKWhiteGirlTouchingtheOutsidePart1of3ByDAWNKOSTELNIKAroundandaroundtheygoaroundandaround.WhenwilltheystopwewanttoknowAriverbargedeckedoutwithaFerriswheelisdockedalongthebanksofthemightyMack-enzieRiverbesidethevil-lageofFortGoodHopeintheNorthWestTerritoryofCanada.Itis1967CanadasCentennialyearourincred-iblecountryiscelebratingits100thbirthdaysuchayoungstrongnationarewe.AspartofthecelebrationahighlyvisibleFerriswheelacottoncandymachineandtheliverockbandtheCen-tennairesbringsciviliza-tionandatouchoftheout-sideworldtotheseisolatedcommunitiesalongtheriver.Aroundtheygoaroundagain.TheFerriswheelslowlymovestheoldmeninblackhatsoutandovertheswirlingbackeddiesofthismightyriver.BlacktophatsareworninhonouroftreatydaywhichhascoincidedwiththeCentennialBarge.Theoldbrowneyesbeneaththetophatsseeourfrus-trationandkeepgoingandgoingwitheyescrinkledatthecornerslaughingintheirfun.Ontheoutsidetheyaresternoldmenwithtallblackhatslookingstraightahead.Theysithighandproudintheseatsthatswingandswayinthewindandthewakefromboatspassinginclosetogetabetterlook.Inouryoungmindstheyhavebeentakingupourspaceinthoseseatsfordays.Wearebeingtaughtalessonwemustlearnpa-tienceandwemustlearnrespect.Notonekiddarestosayoutloudanyofthewordsthatarethreateningtodanceoffofthetipsofourtongues.Justletushaveoneturnispleadedoutofmanymanydarkbrowneyesinthecrowd.Thereareafewpleadingblueeyesinthecrowdaswellbutveryfew.Cottoncandyistossedoutforallkidstotry.Itismagicthissoftpinkcloudofsweetthatmeltsawayinyourmouth.Thefoodbargeislateingettingtotowntherehasbeennocandyformonthsnow.Wemakesugarcandyinthewinterandthrowitinthesnowtohardenbutlatelyhavere-sortedtobuyingthesmalljarsofHeinzbabyfoodforasweetx.ThebabyfoodcoststoomuchtofeedababywithwhichiswhyitisstillontheshelvesattheHBC.Itisexpensiveweallstickourngersinthetinyjarslickingandreinsertingngersyetagain.Therearenodoubledippingrulesatthisparty.Idontrecallbeingsickveryofteneither.Weshareallthatwehave.Eaglebrandcondensedmilkisadistantdreamnexttorai-sinsitisthersttoselloutattheHBC.Ourteethandsmilesarepinkhandsarelickedcleanofstickypinkmixedwithdirt.SweetpinksmellsitdoessoofcottoncandymeshwiththesaltandbutteryaromaofpopcorntheyhavepopcorntooWowlookatallofthetreats.Therearepopinbottlesaswelllittlecocacolabottlestheyaresocute.HowcanwegobacktonormaloncethisallleavesThisisaveryspecialbirth-daypartyforourcountryofCanadaforallofuswhoareCanadian.ByDR.ANDRCORRIVEAUIntheprevioustwoarti-clesIexplainedwhyresis-tancetoantibioticsisapublichealthissueofconcernandpresentedsomeinformationontheNWTexperiencewithhospitalacquiredinfections.Howeverthebiggestchal-lengethatwenowfaceisthespreadofAROswithinourhomesandcommunities.ForexampleMRSAin-fectionsintheNWThaveincreaseddramaticallyoverthepastdecadefrom12casesin2004upto223casesin2013.Moreimportantlyover90percentofcasesarenowinvolvingacommu-nitystrainofthebacteria.AllregionsoftheNWTareimpactedwiththehighestratesbeingobservedintheTlichoandBeaufort-Delta.MRSAspreadsbydi-rectskintoskincontactandorbytouchingobjectscontaminatedwithMRSA.RiskfactorsforacquiringanMRSAinfectionincludelivingincrowdedcondi-tionshavingfrequentclosephysicalcontactwithothersMRSAoutbreakshaveoc-curredamongsportsteamssufferingfromachronicskinconditionlikeeczemaorsca-biesandpoorpersonalhy-giene.IntheNWTthereisoftenanincreaseduringthesummermonthsespeciallyamongchildrenpresumablyfromincreasedscratchingassociatedwithinsectbites.HerearesomewaysofavoidingbeingcolonizedbyMRSAKeepyourhandscleanbywashingwithsoapandwaterorusinghandsanitizer.Useamoisturizerifyourskintendstobedry.Regularlycleansharedobjectsandwipefre-quentlytouchedsurfacessuchastelephonesre-moteslightswitchesanddoorknobswitharegularhouseholdcleaner.Donotsharepersonalitemssuchastowelscloth-ingbeddingbarsoaprazorshelmetsorotherathleticequipment.AROscanliveonsuchitemsforweeksTopreventtheemergenceandspreadofAROsyoushouldalsoAvoidtakinganantibioticforaviralinfectionlikeacoldortheu.Takeanantibioticex-actlyasthehealthcareprovidertellsyou.Donotskipdoses.Completetheprescribedcourseoftreat-mentevenifyouarefeelingbetter.Iftreatmentstopstoosoonsomebacteriamaysurviveandre-infect.Nevertakeantibioticsprescribedforsomeoneelse.Theantibioticmaynotbeappropriateforyourillness.Takingthewrongmedicinemaydelaycor-recttreatmentandallowbacteriatomultiply.Discardanyleftoveranti-bioticonceyouhavecom-pletedyourprescribedcourseoftreatment.Keepinguptodatewithrecommendedimmuniza-tionsalsoplaysapartintheghtagainstAROsasitpre-ventsgettinginfectedandspreadingmicroorganismstoothers.Thesesimplemea-sureswillhelpusreducetheburdenofAROsinourcom-munities.HoweverifyouhaveadditionalquestionsorconcernsaboutAROsdonothesitatetotalktoahealthcareprovideraboutitorcontacttheOfceoftheChiefPublicHealthOfceratcphogov.nt.ca.COLUMNSAntiobiotic-resistantorganismsPart3of3WhatcouldhavebeenadevastatingeventturnedintoadayofcommunitybuildingasmembersofFortProvidencecametogethertocleantheDehGahschoolafteritwasvandalized.FortProvidenceschoolvandalizedwithpaintGeorgeLessardMarylanYanikandBrendaNorrislikethis.CamerasarecomingtomapWoodBuffaloNationalParkthisweek.Googlebringsstreet-viewmappingtoNorthernparksPamBateslikesthis.