Added counsellor in Carmacks not much help to traumatized Faro, says Yukon MLA

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Hiring a second counsellor in the Carmacks mental health hub to help residents of Faro, Yukon, deal with the lingering trauma of a shooting that took place six months ago isn’t good enough, said the local MLA.

“A hub in Carmacks in reality doesn’t do a hell of a lot for the people of Faro,” said Stacey Hassard, Yukon Party MLA for Pelly-Nisutlin. “Someone in a hub in Carmacks from 9 to 5, five days a week … two hours away, doesn’t cut it.”

Earlier this week, Minister of Health Tracy-Anne McPhee said in the Yukon Legislature that the government had hired the second counsellor so that one could serve the residents

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