Facebook page ‘Caremongering YK’ set up to help people during coronavirus threat

photo from caremongering yk Facebook page
Amidst all this chaos over coronavirus – we have seen Yellowknifers rally to help others.
Local lawyer Paul Falvo noticed a Facebook site called Caremongering and started a local group.
“I saw similar sites across the country and I thought that seems like a very Yellowknife thing to do so I created it. That only involved pushing some buttons,” Falvo said. “The rest has taken care of itself.”

Falvo said the name of the site was a play on words from ‘scare mongering’ or ‘fear mongering’, something that has been discouraged by officials and others since the virus became as serious as it is now.

Since the group’s creation on Monday, there are already more than 550 members.
“The response has been more than I expected, with more than 400 members in the first 24 hours after it was created,” Falvo said.
It’s a way for able-bodied, healthy Yellowknifers to help seniors, elders and others who may have difficulty right now getting out of their homes.
There appears to be no reason that it would need to be restricted to Yellowknife residents only.
If you need help or can provide help, you are encouraged to join the Facebook group.

Paul Falvo
(CKLB file photo)

The Facebook page is “caremongering — all one word – YK.

About the Author

John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.