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Emergency responders simulate disaster on Lasalle Line – Sarnia This Week

May 22, 2019 Firefighters, police, as well as municipal and industrial emergency responders from across Lambton County and Aamjiwnaang First Nation were put to the test on May 22 in dealing with a simulated collision between a diesel hauler and a propane hauler as part of the annual Sarnia Area Disaster Simulation (SADS). Nearly 200 […]

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More than 20,000 new homes underway for people throughout B.C.

Partnerships with organizations like the Union Gospel Mission, which is breaking ground on new housing for women and children, are behind the success of the more than 20,000 new homes complete or underway in nearly 80 communities throughout the province. “Our government has acted quickly to address the urgent need for housing that people can […]

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Return to traditional diets, health conference hears – Burns Lake District News

May. 22, 2019 Unhealthy lifestyles among First Nations people are causing many of the health problems in Indigenous communities in Canada, as the Honourable Steven Point told the audience at the Lake Babine Health Forum on May 7. Steven, the former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia spoke along with his wife Dr. Gwen Point at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201921 Views

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Minister Tassi visits communities in New Brunswick, highlights Government of Canada’s support for seniors

May 21, 2019                Moncton, New Brunswick        Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to providing Canadian seniors with greater security and a better quality of life. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, wrapped […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

From: Status of Women Canada May 21, 2019 – Victoria, British Columbia – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201932 Views

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Northern Health part of push for fresh, local hospital food – Prince George Citizen

May 20, 2019 Wild salmon with lemon dill sauce, blueberry soup and bone broth may be high-end restaurant meals but they’re also on the menu at some Canadian hospitals aiming to meet recovering patients’ nutritional and cultural needs. The recipes are among dozens that have been developed by 26 people, including food-service managers, chefs and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201918 Views

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Food insecurity grew worse in Nunavut following Nutrition North, says study – Nunatsiaq News

21 May, 2019 “More effective initiatives to address food insecurity in Canada’s North are urgently needed” Food insecurity in Nunavut grew worse following the introduction of Nutrition North Canada, according to new research published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “Food insecurity was a pervasive problem in Nunavut before Nutrition North Canada, but it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201922 Views

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CMAJ: Food insecurity in Nunavut following the introduction of Nutrition North Canada

Andrée-Anne Fafard St-Germain, Tracey Galloway and Valerie Tarasuk CMAJ May 21, 2019 191 (20) E552-E558; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.181617 Abstract BACKGROUND: Household food insecurity, a measure of income-related problems of food access, is a pressing public health problem in Canada’s North, especially in Nunavut. We aimed to assess the impact of Nutrition North Canada, a food retail […]

by aanationtalk on May 21, 201925 Views

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Yellowknife on-the-land wellness camp celebrates one year anniversary – CBC

Over 2,000 people have visited the camp since it opened April 2018 May 21, 2019 Over 2,000 people have accessed an on-the-land Indigenous healing camp opened in Yellowknife through funding from the Arctic Inspiration Prize, the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation announced shortly after the camp’s one-year anniversary. In their annual report, released just weeks after […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201914 Views

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In lead up to Women Deliver 2019, Government of Canada announces innovative cross-sector partnerships to advance gender equality

May 21, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Advancing gender equality and investing in women is essential to growing the middle class, strengthening the economy, and building a healthier, more secure future in Canada and around the world. As Canada prepares to host the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s […]

by pnationtalk on May 21, 201930 Views

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Residents of Old Crow to benefit from new community centre

From: Infrastructure Canada Old Crow, Yukon, May 19, 2019— Investing in social infrastructure where Yukoners can come together, share ideas and access vital resources helps build dynamic and inclusive communities where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Today, the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201926 Views

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Cape Dorset mobile tuberculosis screening clinic completed

Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 17, 2019) – The Department of Health today announced the successful completion of the territory’s third community-wide tuberculosis (TB) mobile screening clinic in Cape Dorset. “The clinic in Cape Dorset is part of our government’s ongoing efforts to increase community awareness about TB, its prevention and to increase diagnosis and treatment of […]

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Wabanaki Water Walkers begin trek in the name of water – Global News

May 20 2019 Mon, May 20: Indigenous grandmothers from Nova Scotia began a long trek Monday morning — all in the name of water. Elizabeth McSheffrey explains. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5295888/wabanaki-water-walkers-begin-trek-in-the-name-of-water/

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DLSPH Students Among Recipients of the 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

May 17/2019 Nine DLSPH students from public health and health systems research received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellows this year. “Our strong showing is a testament to the rigour and strength of our academic program,” says Dean Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, “On behalf of our community, I congratulate our award recipients and wish […]

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Government of Yukon encourages participation in national physical activity challenge

The Government of Yukon and the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon are encouraging all Yukoners to participate in ParticipACTION’s inaugural Community Better Challenge. This national event is designed to get Canadians moving and will take place across the country from May 31 to June 16, 2019. The Community Better Challenge works by having […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201951 Views

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A different way: Midwifery guides renewal of traditional birth practices – The Star Phoenix

May 17, 2019 Eileen Thomas — a grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of 19 — is sometimes accused of talking too much. It’s hard to imagine that many years ago, when the Salteaux woman was just starting her family, there were times she felt too nervous to speak up. Thomas recalls one of those instances. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201929 Views

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Physician honoured for Indigenous health-care advocacy – Daily Herald Tribune

May 16, 2019 A Grande Prairie anesthesiologist has been recognized for helping create spaces where positive change can occur for Indigenous health care. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) awarded Dr. Alika Lafontaine with its 2019 Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action for demonstrating leadership and dedication in advancing CMA goals and policies through his […]

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Government Approves Urgent Care Centre for Concordia Hospital, Implementing Other Recommendations Made in Peachey Review

May 16, 2019 Quality Assurance Assessment Finds Clinical Consolidation Blueprint is Correct, But Stabilization and Strengthening of System Needed: Friesen The Manitoba government will implement recommendations made in a quality assurance assessment of planned changes within the Winnipeg health region, including the transition of emergency departments to urgent care centres at Concordia and Seven Oaks […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201952 Views

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U of Ottawa: Yellowknife Health Effects Monitoring Program Completes Baseline Study

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Dr. Laurie Chan and his team from the University of Ottawa are pleased to announce that the first phase of the Yellowknife Health Effects Monitoring Program (YKHEMP) is complete, giving residents of Dettah, Ndilo and Yellowknife a comprehensive baseline picture of the level of arsenic exposure and other metals for the first time. […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201927 Views

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Government of Canada approves new treatment options for opioid use disorder and supports research, treatment and harm reduction projects in Ontario

May 15, 2019               Toronto, Ontario         Government of Canada The opioid crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health issues in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, between January 2016 and September 2018, 10,337 Canadians lost their lives to an opioid-related overdose. Increasing access to treatment […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201954 Views

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Manitoulin-Espanola DSB part of ambulance services funding freeze – Manitoulin Expositor

May 17, 2019 ESPANOLA – The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) has been given the news by the province that funding for ambulance services across the province will be frozen again this year. “Basically, the province has announced that funding is being frozen by the province at 2018 funding levels. The problem is that this […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201926 Views

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Government of Canada invests in top research leaders of tomorrow

From: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Support for more than 200 doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers across Canada May 16, 2019 – Kingston, ON – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Funding science and research expands understanding, generates new ideas, and leads to new, well-paying jobs, economic benefits, and makes the country safer and healthier. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201959 Views

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New Funding for Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association

May 15, 2019 Government announced annual funding for the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association of $205,700 today, May 15, at an event at Glooscap First Nation. The association has 16 chapters in the province and advocates on matters of importance to Indigenous women and girls. “The Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is a strong voice […]

by pnationtalk on May 16, 201959 Views

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BC Coroners Service releases updated data on illicit drug deaths

May 15, 2019 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has released two updated reports on illicit drug deaths and fentanyl-detected deaths to the end of March 2019. Key findings include: The monthly average for illicit drug deaths for the first quarter of 2019 (89 deaths/month) is down 32% from the same period in 2018 (132 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201935 Views

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Stanley Mission nurse wins national award – MBC Network Radio Online

May 15, 2019 A Stanley Mission nurse has received a national award for excellence in health care. Janet McKenzie, who is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, is one of three recipients of the Indigenous Services Canada Award of Excellence in Nursing. McKenzie says she was caught of guard when she got […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201945 Views

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Redevelopment of health facility begins in Wunnumin Lake First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada May 15, 2019 — Wunnumin Lake First Nation, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nation communities to improve their health outcomes and well-being, and address health infrastructure needs. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulates Wunnumin Lake First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201951 Views

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Healing is the central focus of the Meno Ya Win Health Centre – blogarido

15 May 2019 The Meno Ya Win Health Centre is a hospital built in Sioux Lookout in 2012 and serves a population spread over a large geographical area. Health Centre clients come from 29 First Nations communities spread across Northern Ontario, as well as Sioux Lookout, where there is a non‐Aboriginal population with its own […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201936 Views

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Health Reports: Does geography matter in mortality? An analysis of potentially avoidable mortality by remoteness index in Canada

May 15, 2019 Canadians who live in remote areas are more likely than those in easily accessible areas to die prematurely of preventable and treatable causes. This is one of the findings of a new study released today in the publication Health Reports. Avoidable mortality rates, which have been used as an indicator in health policy, […]

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201936 Views

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Quebec funds Nunavik elders’ initiatives as part of new five-year agreement – Nunatsiaq News

14 May, 2019 “We are committed to their well-being” The Quebec government has pledged more than $2 million in funding towards initiatives to benefit elders living in both Nunavik and the James Bay Cree nation. Quebec’s minister responsible for seniors and caregivers, Marguerite Blais, announced $2.8 million in funding during a visit to Kuujjuaq on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201932 Views

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Breakfast Club of Canada salutes Pembina’s $5 million investment to support breakfast programs across the country

VANCOUVER, May 14, 2019 – Breakfast Club of Canada is thrilled to announce Pembina Pipeline Corporation’s latest contribution to give all kids an equal chance of success. Pembina has committed $5 million to the Club over the next five years to expand their Fuel 4 Thought signature program, originally launched in 2016. This investment is […]

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Government of Canada Supporting Healthy Living for Girls in Ontario and Quebec

Project will support more than 12,000 teen girls in being more active, eating healthy food, and improving their mental well-being May 14, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Public Health Agency of Canada Canada continues to face a growing burden of chronic disease, with unhealthy lifestyles playing a key role in increasing Canadians’ risk of developing […]

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Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Breakfast Club of Canada Launch $5 million partnership to Feed Kids Across Canada

Mon, 13 May 2019 CALGARY, May 13, 2019  – Pembina Pipeline Corporation (“Pembina” or “the Company”) (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA) and Breakfast Club of Canada (the “Club”) are proud to announce a $5 millionpartnership to support breakfast programs across Canada over the next five years. This is Pembina’s largest charitable investment ever and solidifies Pembina as one of the Club’s largest supporters. […]

by pnationtalk on May 14, 201941 Views

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Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation launches 2019 Spark Program to fund early-stage innovations from point-of-care workers

TORONTO, May 13, 2019 – The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), led by Baycrest, is pleased to launch its 2019 Spark program to support point-of-care workers in developing grassroots ideas & testing innovations in the field of aging and brain health. The Spark program provides up to $50,000 (CAD) per project over […]

by pnationtalk on May 14, 201935 Views

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Crystal meth crisis on Saskatchewan First Nation traced to 2015 wildfire evacuation – CBC

Officials at Montreal Lake Cree Nation identify 600 meth users in community of 1,200 May 14, 2019 Clifford Bird traces the crystal methamphetamine crisis on the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan back to the wildfire evacuation in the summer of 2015. Bird is the health director of the First Nation and knows first-hand the […]

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Nibinamik First Nation and the Government of Canada announce water treatment plant upgrades to eliminate long-term drinking water advisory

From: Indigenous Services Canada May 13, 2019 — Nibinamik First Nation, Treaty 9 Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to improve water infrastructure and support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water in First Nations communities. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201944 Views

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Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation launches 2019 Spark Program to fund early-stage innovations from point-of-care workers

TORONTO, May 13, 2019 – The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), led by Baycrest, is pleased to launch its 2019 Spark program to support point-of-care workers in developing grassroots ideas & testing innovations in the field of aging and brain health. The Spark program provides up to $50,000 (CAD) per project over […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201933 Views

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Ontario Successfully Concludes Mental Health Week and Children’s Mental Health Week

Province Strengthening Mental Health and Addictions Services May 10, 2019 For too long, Ontarians have struggled on their own to navigate a disconnected and fragmented mental health and addictions system. Ontario’s patients and families deserve timely access to the mental health and addictions services they need, when and where they need them. Throughout Mental Health […]

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Quebec Government Increases Funding for Nunavik Seniors

The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) applauded the Quebec government’s announcement today, awarding $2,880,360 in funding for the KRG, the Cree Nation Government and the James Bay Regional Government for initiatives benefiting seniors in the Nord-du-Québec region. In Nunavik, money will go towards implementing a special five-year agreement between the Government of Québec and the Kativik […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201923 Views

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We are not monkeys’: Inuit speak out about skin grafts done without consent in 1970s – CBC

‘They took pieces of our skin, from another person, and then they put into ours’ May 13, 2019 After years of keeping silent, Inuit from Igloolik, Nunavut, say they want answers about medical tests performed on them in the late 1960s and early ’70s. Nearly 50 years ago, the hamlet of Igloolik was the site […]

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BC Government: Local governments, First Nations to get firefighting funding

May 10, 2019 PEACHLAND – Volunteer and composite fire departments throughout B.C. will receive a $5-million boost for equipment and training through the Province’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF), distributed through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). This $5 million is part of a newly established funding stream to help eligible applicants in local government […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201980 Views

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Minister Petitpas Taylor announces funding to help strengthen palliative care

From: Health Canada Three organizations that focus on palliative care will receive more than $4.5 million in funding May 10, 2019 – Moncton, NB – Health Canada Canadians deserve to live out their lives in comfort and with dignity. They should also have access to care that is appropriate to their needs and that respects […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201936 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, and Wellbeing for Students across Nova Scotia

UpLift partnership will reach up to 90,000 students in the province May 10, 2019 – Amherst, NS – Public Health Agency of Canada Enhancing the environments where children and youth learn, grow, and play is one of the ways we can help them thrive and help prevent the development of chronic diseases later in life. […]

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Advocate for Children and Youth to Host Youth Led Conference on Mental Health Canadian Mental Health Association Mental Health Week May 6-12, 2019

SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, Corey O’Soup, is hosting a youth led conference on the topic of youth mental health that will take place on May 9 & 10, 2019 in Saskatoon during the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Annual Mental Health Week (May 6 to 12, 2019). The conference, entitled, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201960 Views

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Statement from Minister of Indigenous Services on Mental Health Week

From: Indigenous Services Canada Statement Ottawa, Ontario (May 8, 2019) — The Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, issued the following statement today: “Long gone are the days when living with a mental illness was a secret shame, but still we need to speak out, erase stigma and support one another in getting the help […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201947 Views

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Yes, it’s possible to screen for FASD, experts say – Nunatsiaq News

“It’s really sad to see the reluctance of people to do screening” 9 May, 2019 An unknown number of Nunavut residents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, are being denied the help they need, because territorial agencies do little screening or diagnosis and because no one has ever tried to pull together information that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201959 Views

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Walk together’: Nishnawbe Aski Nation signs MOU with 2 municipal social service agencies – CBC

Agreements with Cochrane, Kenora social services boards chart path to fight poverty, homelessness May 09, 2019 The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) signed two agreements with municipal social service agencies Wednesday aimed at addressing poverty and homelessness in northern Ontario. The memorandums of understanding lay the groundwork for NAN to work in partnership with the Cochrane […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201944 Views

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Calling for action, support in Sioux Lookout – Dryden Now

09 May 2019 The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is asking for support from other municipalities, First Nation communities and the provincial and federal governments, as the community deals with outstanding mental health, addictions and homelessness needs. Sioux Lookout council says that all levels of government and the community need to work together to address the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201928 Views

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Governments of Canada and Nunavut Sign Agreement to Improve Health Care Services

May 9, 2019 – Health Canada – Ottawa, ON 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 to adapt the system to the changing needs of Canadians. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of […]

by pnationtalk on May 9, 201932 Views

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15 Thunder Bay groups sign commitment to respond to tragic events – CBC

May 09, 2019 Representatives from 15 agencies in Thunder Bay, Ont., including health services, school boards and First Nations groups, convened Wednesday at an Indigenous support services centre to sign a commitment to work together in responding to youth suicide and other tragic events. Events such as severe accidents, threats and deaths by illness and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201919 Views

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Government of Canada makes a significant investment in Eastern Nova Scotia through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada May 8, 2019 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Making our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for all Canadians and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Member of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201962 Views

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