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Renovated health centre opens in Saint Mary’s First Nation

January 18, 2019 — Saint Mary’s First Nation, New Brunswick — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations communities to improve health outcomes and well-being, and address health infrastructure needs. Today, the Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of […]

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A lot of those needs have changed ‘ — MACSI reflects on 50 years of treating addictions – Prince Albert Daily Herald

January 17, 2019 The Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan (MACSI) is celebrating its 5oth anniversary. The organization, which operates treatment centres in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina, kicked off its celebration with a press conference at the Prince Albert location Thursday. MACSI provides inpatient and outpatient support, as well as a stabilization program that is […]

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You can’t be Native; you’re too pretty’: Indigenous women speak out against pressure to fit beauty standards – CBC

Some women say full face of makeup, being ‘dressed up’ can make big difference for how they’re treated Jan 18, 2019 Jaqueline Anaquod’s mornings during university involved significant time choosing her outfit, putting on makeup and doing her hair. She wanted to look impeccable. The Indigenous woman also recalls sitting next to a Caucasian student […]

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Bridges cover: Diana Bird champions Indigenous food security

January 18, 2019 “We’re just making sure people are getting good quality food.” The ability to buy and cook healthy food is a luxury not afforded to all; nor is a locally sourced diet. Diana Bird believes wild, foraged, seasonal and homegrown foods are the way for Indigenous people to regain their health. Bird uses […]

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Notice to the media – The Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories will announce new measures to strengthen responses to drug and substance use issues

January 17, 2019, Yellowknife, N.W.T – On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, and the Honourable Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, Northwest Territories, will announce funding for a new public education campaign offering clear, consistent and evidence-based health and safety facts about cannabis. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201917 Views

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Help reduce tobacco-use in Nunavut

January 17, 2019 In January, join the Department of Health and support Tobacco Reduction Month! Smoking is harmful. It makes asthma worse, increases risks of pneumonia, decreases lung function and can lead to significant health concerns, such as cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It affects breathing and makes physical activity like singing or […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201914 Views

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Media advisory: MP Matt DeCourcey to celebrate grand re-opening of renovated health centre in Saint Mary’s First Nation

Saint Mary’s First Nation, New Brunswick — Please be advised that the Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey, will celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Saint Mary’s health centre on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services. Date:  Friday January 18,  2019 Time: 3:30 p.m.  (AST) Where: Saint Mary’s Health […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201924 Views

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Ancient quinoa seeds found in Ontario shed light on Indigenous trade – CBC

3,000-year-old seeds seemingly ‘processed for delivery’ Jan 16, 2019 A mass of quinoa seeds excavated from an archeological dig at a Brantford, Ont., construction site has been identified as being 3,000 years old, raising questions about the extent of trade among Indigenous peoples at the time. The 140,000 seeds, which originate from the Kentucky-Tennessee area, seem as if they were “processed for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201921 Views

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Improving the Quality of Life and Care of Persons Living with Dementia and their Caregivers: CAHS National Dementia Care Assessment

January 16, 2019 A Canadian Academy of Health Sciences expert panel on dementia released their report today outlining priorities for a national dementia strategy. Visit CAHS to download the Assessment.The assessment entitled Improving the Quality of Life and Care of Persons Living with Dementia and their Caregivers: CAHS National Dementia Care Assessment was conducted by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201933 Views

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Tiny We’koqma’q First Nation fire department ‘dreaming big’ – TheChronicleHerald.ca

WE’KOQMA’Q FIRST NATION — About midnight on Monday, John Cremo’s pager went off. A resident of the We’koqma’q First Nation was vomiting blood and reporting abdominal pain. He met Wilfred Gould Jr. at the community’s fire hall, started up the 28-year-old Ford F-350 that doubles as their rescue vehicle and wildfire truck and they were […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201936 Views

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Ottawa is lifting drinking water advisories on First Nations reserves. So why do they keep coming back? – Regina Leader-Post

‘Most of the stuff that are put into play are band-aid solutions. You just keep on going through the same cycle. And that goes on year after year after year after year’ OTTAWA — It seemed like a major milestone. On a Tuesday last March, then-Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott arrived in Slate Falls First […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201946 Views

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RFP: Tools For Monitoring And Evaluation Of The Inuit Health Survey

Request for Proposal (RFP): Tools for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Inuit Health Survey January 2019 I. Organizational Background Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is a federally incorporated registered charitable organization representing and promoting the interests of over 65,000 Inuit in Canada on a wide variety of environmental, social, cultural, and political issues and challenges on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201937 Views

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NB Government: Electronic health record system to be implemented

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is implementing a new electronic health record system that aims to improve the management of vaccines, immunizations and potential disease outbreaks. “Through the implementation of the Public Health Information Solution, the Department of Health will be able to better manage the process of distributing vaccines and immunizations in New […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201927 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Tassi visits Université de Sherbrooke’s Research Centre on Aging to highlight its commitment to seniors

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Media advisory During her visit, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, will deliver a speech following a tour of Université de Sherbrooke’s Research Centre on Aging. Minister Tassi will be joined by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and Member of Parliament for […]

by aanationtalk on January 15, 201947 Views

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The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples agrees non-status children can’t be excluded by the federal government under Jordan’s Principle

January 10, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples applauds the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society for their order to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) calling for the federal government to cover urgent health care for non-status First Nations children living off-reserve under the Jordan’s Principle. An interim hearing is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201930 Views

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Notice Program spells out options on IAP and ADR Records: My Records, My Choice

Former students at Indian Residential Schools can keep their records private, share them, or preserve them for history. Regina, January 14 2019 — The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has launched a program to alert former students who made claims of abuse at Indian Residential Schools about their options on what happens to the records […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201936 Views

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Inter-Tribal Health Authority Issues Notices of Mediation to the First Nations Health Authority

NANAIMO, BC, Jan. 11, 2019 – On January 8, 2019, the Inter-Tribal Health Authority (ITHA) issued six Notices of Mediation to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) indicating ITHA’s desire to trigger the Dispute Resolution Process to resolve the current dispute between FNHA and ITHA. The appropriate dispute resolution process is detailed in their funding […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201961 Views

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Indigenous Health Institute grows its impact beyond the Dalla Lana School of Public Health – U of T News

January 11/2019 After opening in 2014, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) has grown its teaching, research and service footprint. It welcomed its first MPH in Indigenous Health cohort in fall 2018 and is collaborating widely and bring more Indigenous research and education to the University of Toronto. “Students have told me that now […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201942 Views

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First Nations React to Doula Pilot Project – PortageOnline.com

11 January 2019 The federal government initiated a program to aid at-risk First Nation mothers during their pregnancy and after. The program involves doulas, or birth coaches. The idea is to have private investors finance a total of $3.2-million for 200 mothers, and, if successful, investors will be reimbursed with significant interest. Emotional, physical and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201926 Views

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AIAI: WAAWWIJI’IDIYAANG (Helping Each Other) Training

Topics will include HIV/AIDS, Harm Reduction, Hep C, TB, Substance Use, Cultural Teachings, Legal Issues, Impacts of Residential School … with opportunities to have meaningful discussions Please complete the registration form attached and send to the attention of: Elly Antone @ eantone@aiai.on.ca or by fax to 519-675-1053. Or by email to: medicineg@gmail.com WHO SHOULD REGISTER […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201941 Views

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Apply now for a grant from the 2019 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

Montréal , Friday, January 11, 2019 Apply now for a grant from the 2019 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund $2 million in grants available to registered charities leading mental health care initiatives in their local communities Annual fund has supported more than 500 community organizations since 2011 MONTRÉAL, January 11, 2019 – Bell today announced the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201951 Views

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BC Government: All 12 community services running, benefiting people in the North

Jan. 10, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT – All 12 community transportation services are now operating successfully in northern B.C. communities along the Highway 16 corridor. These services are helping thousands of people who live in small, remote and Indigenous communities travel safely around their communities and to neighbouring communities. “This service is especially important for women and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201939 Views

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Former Nats’ejee K’eh treatment centre gets new lease on life as Dene wellness centre – CBC

K’atl’odeeche First Nation to offer wellness retreats, workshops and training programs Jan 10, 2019 The former Nats’ejee K’eh drug and alcohol treatment centre has officially reopened as the Dene Wellness and Development Centre. The building sat vacant since 2013, when the territorial government shut the territory’s last treatment centre down. The K’atl’odeeche First Nation had […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201935 Views

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DLSPH Open: New brand invites you to Join us on the Forefront of Change in Health

January 9/2019 Dear colleagues, A year and a half ago, the DLSPH embarked on the first Faculty-wide branding exercise to refine our story as a leading school of public health and health systems. Thanks to the hard work of our community, this week we’ve launched our refreshed narrative and visual identity along with an invitation […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201938 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for a new Opioid Stewardship Program in Saskatchewan

January 10, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Health Canada The opioid crisis is a complex public health issue that requires a comprehensive and collaborative approach. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting increased engagement with health professionals to ensure that opioid medications are available to people who need them, while limiting the potential for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 201939 Views

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CINA: 8th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health

March 22nd, 2019 to March 24th, 2019 Hyatt Regency Calgary 700 Centre St S E, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6 Designed for community members, researchers, academics, and clinicians, the International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health is only conference dedicated to the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian, Alaska Native and other Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201955 Views

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First Nations Summit concerned about safety of Wet’suwet’en peoples and others remaining in vicinity of Gidimt’en camp

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC — Following yesterday’s arrests, the leadership of the First Nations Summit (FNS) is concerned about the safety and well-being of Wet’suwet’en peoples and others who remain at or in the vicinity of Gidimt’en camp, located near Houston, BC, as the RCMP continue to enforce an interim injunction order obtained by Coastal […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201952 Views

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Maskêkosihk (Enoch Cree Nation #440) celebrates opening of new water pump house system

From: Indigenous Services Canada January, 9 2019 – Enoch Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory, AB – Indigenous Services Canada Canada and First Nation communities are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure and support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water on reserves. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201937 Views

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FireSmart projects prepare and protect Yukon communities

Over 25 FireSmart projects are underway to make Yukon communities more resilient and to defend them against wildfires. Each year the Government of Yukon provides funding to organizations for FireSmart projects that space trees and clean underbrush in forests in and around Yukon communities. Municipal governments, First Nations governments, non-for-profit organizations and community organizations are […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201941 Views

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Cardston doctor accused of racist confrontation will apologize, won’t be disciplined – CBC

Dr. Lloyd Clarke admits he made comments but says he’s not racist Jan 09, 2019 A southern Alberta doctor accused of making racist comments toward a group of homeless Indigenous people last spring will formally apologize, but he will not be disciplined by the body that regulates physicians. Dr. Lloyd Clarke told the Indigenous people, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201929 Views

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Nunavut picks Cape Dorset for third TB screening clinic – Nunatsiaq News

January 09, 2019 Two previous clinics have proven to be an effective way to screen, treat TB, GN says The Government of Nunavut has picked the location of the territory’s third community-wide tuberculosis screening clinic. Cape Dorset will host the next community screening starting in February, the GN said in a Jan. 8 release. Nunavut’s […]

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CBC Investigates: This First Nation produces clean water. So why are so many residents afraid to drink it? – CBC

In Garden Hill First Nation, many residents don’t trust their tap water, while others have no taps at all Jan 09, 2019 As the assistant operator at the water treatment plant in Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba, it was Andrew Flett’s job to ensure there was clean drinking water for the community’s 4,000 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201953 Views

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Hay River to benefit from better food security and safer bridges

From: Infrastructure Canada Hay River, Northwest Territories, January 8, 2019—Strategic investments in infrastructure projects in the North deliver sustained economic growth, build stronger, more inclusive communities, and support the unique needs of northerners. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201960 Views

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Innovative teepee room in high school offers students a mental health refuge – Peace River Record Gazette

January 8, 2019 When a group of students at Kainai High School came up with the idea for a teepee room, the aim of the space was to provide “a home away from home.” Grade 12 student Karsen Black Water said that’s exactly how it has turned out, with the student-built structure providing a refuge […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201965 Views

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NAN Health Summit – Online Registration Now Open!

The NAN Health Summit will be held January 22-24, 2019 at the Best Western Plus Nor’Wester Hotel & Conference Centre, 2080 Hwy 61, Thunder Bay, Ontario. This meeting will bring together Community Health Directors, Community Health Workers, Tribal Council Health Directors, Health Authority representatives and the NAN Health Transformation Team. The theme of this years […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201954 Views

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Health announces next tuberculosis prevention screening clinic in Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset, Nunavut (January 8, 2019) – The Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Health has announced that Cape Dorset will be the location for the third community-wide tuberculosis (TB) prevention screening clinic, scheduled to start in February 2019. “The screening clinics in Qikiqtarjuaq and Whale Cove provided us with invaluable insight and experience that will […]

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New Regent Park program provides holistic support for new Indigenous moms – CBC

Baby Bundles Program aims to cut the number of Indigenous infants in children’s aid system Jan 08, 2019 Charleana Toney is happy to be getting a prenatal check-up from an Indigenous midwife who is not just concerned about her physical well-being and the health of her baby. “What about cultural teachings — smudging or anything […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201929 Views

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Have a Heart Day is coming up on February 14, 2019!

Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.  Click on this link to hear Senator Kim Pate make a […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 201950 Views

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Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

January 7, 2019 Doula Project Aims to Strengthen Bonds Between Indigenous Mothers and Infants and Reduce the Number of Days Infants Spend in Care: Stefanson The Manitoba government has entered a partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) to deliver the province’s first-ever Social Impact Bond (SIB), Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201952 Views

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Bawating Urban Indigenous Committee Supports Mayor’s Open Letter Seeking Funding to Combat Opiod Crisis

Urges Mayor for a multi-partner and culturally appropriate strategy to address Indigenous Homelessness in the Sault. (Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Dec 21, 2018) – The Bawating Urban Indigenous Committee fully supports Mayor Provenzano’s open letter MPP Ross Romano, Minister of Health and Long-term Care Christine Elliott, and CEO of the North East Local Health Integration […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201935 Views

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Canadians with dementia lead Alzheimer Society campaign: “Yes. I live with dementia. Let me help you understand.”

Across the country, brave and passionate voices come together to challenge attitudes and stop stigma. Toronto, ON, Monday, January 7 – “Life has lots of bumps in the road. My dementia is just one of those bumps. You don’t give up anytime you run into a barrier.” 81-year-old Ron Robert is no stranger to dementia—he […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201953 Views

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Let’s Be Aware community visit – Sanikiluaq

January 04, 2019 The Let’s Be Aware / Ujjiqsuqta team will visit Sanikiluaq from January 18 to 22, to talk about the responsible use of alcohol. If your group or organization is interested in hosting a Let’s Be Aware event, please email responsiblenunavut@gov.nu.ca or ujjiqsuqta@gov.nu.ca. For more information about Let’s Be Aware, the Government of Nunavut’s responsible use […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201929 Views

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December 2018: More progress on long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve

January 7, 2018 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, ON — Indigenous Services Canada The federal government remains steadfast and on track in its commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve by March 2021. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided the following update as part of the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201942 Views

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First Peoples Child & Family Review – Vol 13, No 2 (2018): Special Audiovisual Edition

An Interdisciplinary Journal Honoring the Voices, Perspectives and Knowledges of First Peoples through Research, Critical Analyses, Stories, Standpoints and Media Reviews. Vol 13, No 2 (2018): Special audiovisual edition Full Issue View or download the full issue PDF Table of Contents Articles Foreword Marc St. Dennis PDF 3 Editorial: Jordan’s Principle PSA in American Sign […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201967 Views

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Make ‘em laugh! Comedy fest raises nearly $7,000 for Nunavut help line – Nunatsiaq News

4 January, 2019 First Air, Alterna Savings Crackup team up to help Kamatsiaqtut The First Air Arctic Comedy festival, held in Iqaluit this past October, raised over $6,700 for the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line, the volunteer organization said on Monday. Those funds came from ticket proceeds, silent auctions and ticket draws during the three-day comedy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201943 Views

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Government of Yukon partners with Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to support Yukon youth

January 03, 2019 Joint news release with Skookum Jim Friendship Centre The Government of Yukon and Skookum Jim Friendship Centre (SJFC) have reached an agreement to provide youth access to services following the scheduled closure of the Integrated Supports for Yukon Youth (ISYY) office in February 2019. In order to maintain continuity of services and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201942 Views

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OKIB councillor named to Interior Health board – Vernon Morning Star

Allan Louis of Vernon nominated to IHA board along with four-term former Nakusp Mayor Karen Hamling Jan. 2, 2019 A well-known Okanagan Indian Band councillor is among the government’s latest appointees to the province’s health authority boards. Allan Louis has been named to the board of the Interior Health Authority. “These new appointees bring a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201929 Views

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BC Government: New and renewed appointments made to health authority boards

Jan. 2, 2019 VICTORIA – Leaders in health policy, community and economic development, and from First Nations are among the government’s latest appointees to the province’s health authority boards. “These new appointees bring a depth of experience from the public and private sectors, local and First Nations government, civil society, labour, health care and research,” […]

by pmnationtalk on January 3, 201944 Views

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Wawa CommunityFood Bank – End of 2018 Community Thank You – Wawa-news.com

Wawa Community Food Bank is indebted to many individuals, organisations and businesses in our remarkably generous town. Thank you for the donations we have been receiving from mid- November through to the end of December, 2018. All monetary contributions of any size are appreciated and each personal or non- perishable food item is valued. Feed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201942 Views

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Health Science North is region’s chief hospital: CEO – The Sudbury Star

January 2, 2019 One thing I have noticed since taking over as CEO of Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury last year is the lack of knowledge and awareness across northeastern Ontario that we truly are a regional hospital serving people from communities like North Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, the James Bay Coast and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201930 Views

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