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Message of Support During the NWT wildfires

As wildfires continue to spread across the Northwest Territories, we are reaching out to express our deep concern and heartfelt support for all those affected by this ongoing crisis. The situation has escalated to the point where an evacuation order has been issued for several communities, including Yellowknife and surrounding areas. Our thoughts are particularly with our NSWOCC Members residing in these regions.

The news of Yellowknife's evacuation is both distressing and a somber reminder of the unpredictable nature of such disasters. We want you to know that you are not alone during these challenging times.

The Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) stands in solidarity with the residents of the Northwest Territories and our valued NSWOCC Members. We are incredibly proud of the resilience and strength demonstrated by our nursing community in the face of adversity.

On behalf of the NSWOCC Board of Directors and Bev Smith, RN, BScN, NSWOC, Regional Director for the Prairies, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, we want to assure you that our thoughts are with each and every one of you. We understand the fear and uncertainty that this situation brings, and we are keeping you in our hearts.

We extend our gratitude to the first responders, healthcare professionals, and all those working tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected by the wildfires. Your dedication and courage are truly inspiring.

In these trying times, let us lean on each other for strength and support. We will get through this together. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you all.

With heartfelt wishes for safety and strength,


NSWOCC Board of Directors

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