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A glimpse behind the scenes of La Loche’s emergency operation centre – Humboldt Journal

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by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202028 Views

May 20, 2020

LA LOCHE — Every morning, Martha Morin takes her usual journey into the commons area of the Dene High School in La Loche.

The athletics banners and awards remain and aboriginal artwork flows down the hands, but there are no students since the school’s closure in March. Now the school, and Morin, have taken on a new purpose as La Loche’s emergency operation centre and Morin its director.

Instead of looking after 400 students, Morin, the former Northern Lights School Division’s wellness co-ordinator, and her team look after 4,000 residents in La Loche and the surrounding area.

After working at the centre every day from eight to 16 hours for the last month, Morin said she knows they are doing things right as she watches the number of active COVID-19 cases in the north decrease, especially in La Loche.

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