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B.C. cancer patient’s case exposes gaps in care for homeless people: advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The plight of a homeless man who says he was told he couldn’t get cancer treatment while living in temporary housing in Victoria highlights the difficulties of finding a suitable home to recover for those who have been on the streets, health […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 20183 Views

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Joint Sobering Centre and Day Centre Opens in Yellowknife

YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2018) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, and the Minister Responsible for Addressing Homelessness, Alfred Moses, together with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority(NTHSSA), the NWT Disability Council and Advanced Medical Solutions, officially opened the doors to a new joint sobering centre and day centre program in […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201823 Views

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Support for families with critically ill loved ones

New program will help families in need September 25, 2018       Richmond Hill, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada Today, millions of Canadians provide informal care and support for seriously ill family members. That is why in Budget 2017 the Government of Canada announced a commitment to support family caregivers with Employment Insurance benefits […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201813 Views

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IRC: ISR Participants Needed For Inuit TB Elimination Engagement Session

Sep. 24, 2018 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is hosting an Inuit Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination Engagement session in Inuvik from October 30 to 31, 2018. Download Event Poster IRC is seeking one youth (between the ages of 18 to 25), one adult, and one elder who have had TB (or latent TB) or have cared for a family member with TB to take […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 20189 Views

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Jordan’s Principle Summit

Jordan’s Principle Summit (Winnipeg, MB) The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) hosted its first ever national Jordan’s Principle Summit September 12-13 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. More than 850 First Nations citizens, family members, leaders, service coordinators, health directors and technicians, health and education practitioners, service providers and innovators gathered under the theme of Sharing, Learning, and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201848 Views

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Tuberculosis: Will Canada lead the charge to end tuberculosis (TB)?

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2018 – On September 26th, the United Nations General Assembly, for the first time ever, will host a ground breaking High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB. This remarkable opportunity has the potential to generate the political will needed to stamp out TB. Governments will come together to endorse a TB response to end […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201824 Views

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CIHR: Breaking the stigma, finding solutions, caring for people

Sep. 21, 2018 A message from Dr. Yves Joanette for World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 I am pleased to mark World Alzheimer’s Day, an awareness day held annually on September 21. This international campaign, led by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) aims to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding dementia. This year, ADI published the World Alzheimer […]

by pmnationtalk on September 24, 201829 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nations, federal NDP leader, renew calls for national suicide prevention strategy – CBC

Treaty organization representing 49 First Nations met with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in Thunder Bay Sep 24, 2018 Canada needs a national initiative aimed at preventing suicides, say Indigenous leaders representing dozens of First Nations across northern Ontario. The renewed call comes in the wake of New Democrat MPP Sol Mamakwa rising in the Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201824 Views

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The Government of Canada and the Métis National Council and Governing Members are proud to jointly release the Métis Nation Early Learning and Child Care Framework

September 22, 2018       Winnipeg, Manitoba    Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous partners to strengthen culturally appropriate and accessible early learning and child care to provide Indigenous children a solid foundation for future success. Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface—Saint Vital and Parliamentary Secretary to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 24, 201835 Views

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia sign agreement to improve health-care services

Canada’s universal, publicly funded health system is a source of pride for Canadians. The Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to strengthen health care and adapt the system to the changing needs of Canadians. The governments of Canada and British Columbia have signed a bilateral agreement outlining how the Province plans to invest […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201850 Views

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MNBC and Interior Health Authority commitment to the betterment of health services for Métis

Sep. 19, 2018 Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Ministry of Health is pleased to announce the historical signing of our second concurrent letter of Understanding with the Interior Health Authority (IHA) today. Signing from IHA was, IHA’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and Provincial Patient Safety and Quality officer of the BC Patient and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201824 Views

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World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21, 2018

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, an annual event where people around the world come together to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, affects more than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and older, two-thirds of whom are women. With Canada’s population living longer than ever before, this number is […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201821 Views

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Bearskin Lake Suicide Reaches Queen’s Park – 89.5 The Lake FM

September 21, 2018 The suicide of a 13 year old girl on the Bearskin Lake First Nation is touching the hearts of MPP’s at Queen’s Park. Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa asked for a moment of silence in the memory of the young girl. That was after he asked the premier what he was doing to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201821 Views

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Public feedback sought on introducing regulated midwifery to Yukon

Sep 20, 2018 The Government of Yukon is inviting the public to share their thoughts on introducing regulated and funded midwifery into the territory’s healthcare system. The government is working towards introducing regulated and funded midwifery by the end of 2019. The goal is to provide Yukoners additional options within a range of services that […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201823 Views

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Family of man who died during 34 hour ER wait say racism still an issue – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Robert Sinclair feels the weight of his family’s history when he has no choice but to go to an emergency room in Winnipeg. He feels anxious, uncertain and sometimes angry. A few years ago, he had a serious accident with a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201829 Views

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Horse Lake First Nation Celebrates Water Treatment System – Water Canada

September 20, 2018 Horse Lake First Nation has celebrated the grand opening of a new water treatment system, which came online in May 2018 after nearly three years of construction. Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Horse Lake First Nation on the opening of their new system. The new water treatment system in the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201823 Views

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Dalhousie U: Research tracks Indigenous health trends and determinants

Sep 20, 2018 The health status of Indigenous adults has been deteriorating in Canada for over a decade, and socioeconomic inequalities in health among Indigenous Canadians have increased over time. These were some of the findings in a paper recently published by Dalhousie researchers in the Health Policy journal. “Socioeconomic inequalities in health among Indigenous peoples living […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201832 Views

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First Nation poverty has historical context – Battlefords News-Optimist

September 19, 2018 Generational poverty among First Nation people is explained by historical context, trustee Richard Hiebert wrote in a presentation featured at the Sept. 14 Living Sky School Division board meeting. “First Nation people were systematically disenfranchised, dispossessed and relegated to the margins of society.” Treaties According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, historically, “Aboriginal economies […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201822 Views

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New Kehewin water treatment system to end drinking water advisory by 2020 – Journal of Commerce

September 19, 2018 KEHEWIN CREE NATION, ALTA. — Located approximately 31 kilometres southwest of Bonnyville, Alta., the community of Kehewin Cree Nation, which has been under a boil-water advisory for over 11 years, is in the process of building a new water treatment system with a goal to have the advisory lifted by 2020. Designed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201826 Views

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Horse Lake First Nation Celebrates Grand Opening of a New Water Treatment System

From: Indigenous Services Canada September 19, 2018 — Horse Lake First Nation, Treaty 8 Territory, AB — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nation communities to build water and wastewater facilities that will ensure improved and reliable access to clean water. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201821 Views

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Fort William First Nation plans aftercare centre, safe house as part of drug strategy – CBC

Community seeking funding for action plan against drugs Sep 19, 2018 Fort William First Nation (FWFN) officials are hoping to see the ideas in the community action plan against drugs start to become reality in the coming months. “We see our loved ones succumbing to the addictions, ultimately dying because of the addictions,” FWFN CEO […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201820 Views

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Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses Regarding Updated Data on Canada’s Opioid Crisis

September 18, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada We continue to see an unprecedented number of opioid-related overdoses in Canada. The loss of life is tremendous and this national public health crisis continues to devastate the health and lives of many Canadians, their families and their communities. Today, on behalf of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 201824 Views

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IRC: ISR Wellness Tour Begins September 17

September 17, 2018 Influencers Motivating Influencers founder David DeVos and his team consisting of Magician Brian Glow, Artist Danielle Vachon, and TV Personality Les Johnson begin their lengthy tour of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region when they land in Ulukhaktok on September 17, 2018. From there, they will continue to Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvik, Sachs Harbour, Paulatuk and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201828 Views

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Media Advisory – Métis National Council will join the Government of Canada, Assembly of First Nations, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in joint announcement on improving early learning and child care for Indigenous Children

OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2018 – Métis National Council (MNC) Vice-President and Minister of Social Development, David Chartrand will join the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and leaders from the Assembly of First Nations and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in the release of a co-developed Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care […]

by aanationtalk on September 17, 201848 Views

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Sewer And Water Agreement With Rat Portage A Win/Win – 89.5 The Lake FM

September 14, 2018 A service agreement between the City of Kenora and the Rat Portage First Nation will benefit both communities. That’s the feeling of Kenora M.P. Bob Nault. Nault says while the federal government will be helping to foot the bill, expanding the number of homes using Kenora’s sewer and water system should help […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201835 Views

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Indigenous Cancer Awareness – CHCH

Erinn Monture is a leading advocate for Indigenous people affected by cancer. Just after surviving her own battles with cancer, she has founded the Ewadadadrihwanokwa:k Indigenous Cancer Awareness and Resource Centre and joined us this morning to tell her story. Read More: https://www.chch.com/indigenous-cancer-awareness/

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201836 Views

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First Nation Families Struggle for Equal Health Care – Manitobapost

WINNIPEG — First Nation families say they are struggling to get wheelchairs, beds and other health−care services for their children. Several parents shared their stories at a Winnipeg summit on Jordan’s Principle. The principle, adopted by the federal government, requires kids get access to services without delays caused by jurisdictional issues. It’s named after Jordan […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201836 Views

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NU Government: Department of Health call for community wellness funding proposals

Sep 14, 2018 The Department of Health, Population Health Division, is accepting funding proposals for community-based wellness initiatives for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Non-profit organizations and community governments in Nunavut are encouraged to submit proposals. Priority will be given to programs incorporating one of the following wellness topics: Parenting support. Substance use awareness and/or mental […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201857 Views

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AMC: Celebrating clean drinking water in Pauingassi First Nation

Pauingassi First Nation is one of the most remote First Nations in Manitoba. Although it is only 280 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, there is no road into the community. For two months, the First Nation is accessible by winter road—that’s during a year with a cold winter. There is no airstrip/airport in or near the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201837 Views

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NS Government: Community Projects to Reduce Poverty

Sep 14, 2018 Communities throughout Nova Scotia will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty. The Building Vibrant Communities grant program helps community-based organizations develop innovative approaches and build their capacity as government works to reduce poverty in the province. Forty projects across the province will receive a total investment of almost […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201828 Views

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NU Government: 2018 United for Life Gathering for Suicide Prevention leads to community empowerment and action

BAKER LAKE, Nunavut (September 13, 2018) – A three-day United for Life gathering for Suicide Prevention, organized by the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS) partners, brought together more than 100 stakeholders including Elders, community wellness leaders, Inuit organizations, businesses, treatment organizations and survivors. Participants worked to strengthen networks, heal and learn from each other, and empower […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201841 Views

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New, Inuit-specific child care initiative will ‘right a wrong,’ says Inuit leader – CBC

Inuit families can now apply for specific support or funding under the Child First Initiative Sep 14, 2018 The federal government will create a new, Inuit-specific service to ensure Indigenous children have full access to health and social services. Indigenous Services Canada announced the creation of the new framework on Monday. At the same time, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201820 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Rankin Inlet

13 September 2018  The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet. This is a precautionary measure due to a planned maintenance shutdown of the water holding tank. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201831 Views

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Third annual FASD Colour Run held in SRFN – Belleville Intelligencer

September 12, 2018 On Saturday, Sept. 8, Serpent River First Nation (SRFN) held its third annual fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) Colour Run in Cutler. Band member and community wellness nurse Amanda Cook, together with help from Sarah Gareau, put a great event together this year including a catered barbecue lunch of chicken breast on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201828 Views

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Indigenous families struggled for health care before Jordan’s Principle: summit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 12, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ First Nation families say they struggled to get wheelchairs, beds and other health-care services for their children before Ottawa adopted Jordan’s Principle. The principle, which requires that kids get access to services without delays caused by jurisdictional issues, is named after […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201831 Views

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City of Kenora signs letter of intent to provide clean water to Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation – Kenora Daily Miner

Chief Chris Skead said the installation of water and sewage to the First Nation should be done by fall of 2019 September 12, 2018 After nearly 20 years, Wauzhushk Onigum (Rat Portage First Nation) will be getting clean drinking water. At the Kenora city council committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201839 Views

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Health releases new Qikiqtaaluk patient satisfaction questionnaire

12 September 2018  The Department of Health is releasing a Qikiqtaaluk patient satisfaction questionnaire between September 15 and November 1, 2018, in order to obtain feedback from the communities which will be used to improve health services. Patients, clients and families can complete the survey at the end of their visit at the hospital […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201834 Views

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Pursuing Well-being: Lessons from the First Nations Poverty Action Research Project

Pursuing Well-being: Lessons from the First Nations Poverty Action Research Project The Poverty Action Research Project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health and the Institute of Population and Public Health). It represents a partnership between the Assembly of First Nations and an academic research team with the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2018114 Views

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Support in early-life key to well-being, Canada’s inquiry into violence against Indigenous women hears – RCI

The importance of health and well-being in early life for Indigenous people — and their ties to colonial violence — were highlighted Tuesday afternoon at the federal inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, as four days of hearings in Iqaluit reached their halfway point. The second panel of the four-day institutional hearing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201842 Views

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NT Government: World Suicide Prevention Day – Child and Youth Care Counsellors

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2018) – In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced new Child and Youth Care Counsellors (CYCCs) who will begin working in Tłı̨chǫ and Dehcho this month. The addition of CYCCs in our schools and communities will complement existing resources like community counsellors, community wellness workers, and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201823 Views

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$5-million gift enhances children’s health research in Alberta – Folio

Sep 10, 2018 Top pediatric scientists to research and advocate for children’s health in new role as distinguished researchers. After undergoing successful heart surgery when she was 12, Grace Fisher took part in a learning session with a nurse as part of a research program to help her better understand her chronic condition and how […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201832 Views

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Submit Your Entry For The FNHMA & MNP Health Innovation Showcase!

Submit Your Entry For The FNHMA & MNP Health Innovation Showcase!   Ottawa, ON, Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 – In partnership with MNP, the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) announces that entries are being accepted for the ‘FNHMA & MNP Health Innovation Showcase’.  Innovation comes in many forms, and some of the most innovative ideas […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2018106 Views

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Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For The National ‘Excellence In Health Leadership Award’

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For The National ‘Excellence In Health Leadership Award’. Ottawa, ON, Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 – In partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) announces that nominations for the ‘Excellence in Health Leadership Award’ are now open.  The award is designed to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201850 Views

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Government of Canada announces $50 million investment in child & family services, $6.2 million investment in health transformation with Saskatoon Tribal Council

From: Indigenous Services Canada September 11, 2018 Treaty Six Territory, Saskatoon, SK  Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) to support First Nations-led health transformation and a community-led shift to prevention efforts in child and family services. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201850 Views

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VIU Nursing Professor Receives $10,000 Reach Award

September 10, 2018 Dr. Shannon Dames is investigating how self-compassion development can boost resilience in healthcare workers and address toxic work environments Vancouver Island University (VIU) Nursing Professor Dr. Shannon Dames and a multidisciplinary team from Island Health are collaborating to develop curriculum that will emphasize the importance of promoting self-compassion among healthcare providers. Dames […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201849 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Host First-Ever National Summit on Jordan’s Principle September 12-13, 2018

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Host First-Ever National Summit on Jordan’s Principle September 12-13, 2018 September 11, 2018 Ottawa, ON:  Hundreds of First Nations citizens and families will gather in Winnipeg September 12-13 for the first-ever national summit on Jordan’s Principle.  The Summit will bring together First Nations families, community-based practitioners and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2018116 Views

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Media Advisory: Government of Canada announcements happening in Saskatoon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

From: Privy Council Office Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. The following is a summary of Government of Canada announcements happening in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Minister Rodriguez to make an important announcement about Indigenous languages Time 10:30 a.m. Location Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre 305-2555 […]

by aanationtalk on September 11, 201859 Views

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Reminder: Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

10 September 2018  The Department of Health reminds all residents of Whale Cove to boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201830 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Philpott to announce investments for Health Transformation and Child and Family Services with Saskatoon Tribal Council

From: Indigenous Services Canada Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, alongside Tribal Chief Mark Arcand, Saskatoon Tribal Council, will announce investments for health transformation and child and family services. A media availability will follow the announcement. Date: September 11, 2018 Time: 11:30 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201848 Views

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Nunavut celebrates Embrace Life Day

10 September 2018  On Embrace Life Day, the Government of Nunavut encourages you to enjoy healthy activities that support mental health and wellness. Self-care and positive coping skills are important for mental health. Healthy activities like spending time with family and friends, enjoying time out on the land, sewing, hunting, crafting, eating healthy meals […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201827 Views

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