From mid-August to mid-September, there was an uptick in cases among the Cree population, first with an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Waswanipi Chiefs hockey team followed by a series of cases affecting Cree patients in Montreal.
Watson Lake's only daycare is the subject of a COVID-19 public exposure notice. Although the daycare remains open, the town's mayor says many parents are staying home with their children this week.
The number of active COVID-19 cases rose to 220 in the N.W.T. The majority of cases remain in Yellowknife where there are 134 cases.
With the federal election just around the corner, Carmacks' mayor and the president of the Association of Yukon Communities are weighing in on what issues matter to them most. Housing, infrastructure, land development and community well-being top the list.