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Public health guidelines aim to lower health risks of cannabis use

Evidence-based recommendations are endorsed by several national organizations OTTAWA, June 23, 2017 — Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released today with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. The guidelines, based on a scientific review by an international team of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201712 Views

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Government of Canada Invests $100,000 to Accelerate Medical Research & Spur Innovation in Northern Ontario

June 23, 2017 – Sudbury, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to help Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) encourage entrepreneurs and industry professionals to pursue product development opportunities within the healthcare sector. The initiative aims to connect entrepreneurs with clinical trials and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201717 Views

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Working together to build A Food Policy for Canada

June 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. Today, over 250 participants, with diverse expertise on food issues, are wrapping up a unique two-day Summit in Ottawa, marking an […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201714 Views

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Wapekeka plea for help as suicide of child renews fears of death pact – Toronto Star

Northern First Nation band declares state of emergency over mental health crisis Wapekeka First Nation has declared a state of emergency after the suicide of 12-year-old Jenera Roundsky last week sent 35 kids into a mental health crisis and ignited fears that a suicide pact that gripped the community in January still exists. Wapekeka band […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20179 Views

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The Child and Youth Advocate on Challenges Facing Young People in Indigenous Communities

June 22, 2017 The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is very concerned about the challenges facing young people in Natuashish and other Indigenous communities as well. This concern is reinforced with the recent suicide deaths and injuries of children and youth in Natuashish. The root issues are complex and historical, but the need […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201729 Views

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Closure of STC discriminates against indigenous women, complainant says – StarPhoenix

June 22, 2017 A Regina woman has filed a human rights complaint against the provincial government, alleging the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company discriminates against her and other indigenous women. The lack of affordable public transportation between towns and cities puts indigenous women at greater risk of being murdered than other people, Connie Deiter […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201716 Views

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Boil water advisory for Naujaat

21 June 2017  All residents of Naujaat must boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure due to operational issues at the water treatment plant. During a precautionary boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201712 Views

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Statement – On National Aboriginal Day Take Concrete Steps Towards Reconciliation – Mental Health Commission of Canada

OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – On behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), Louise Bradley, President and CEO, made the following statement. “National Aboriginal Day is a time for all people in Canada to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across our country. We know that historical […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201711 Views

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Media Advisory – Launch of new public health guidelines to lower the health risks of cannabis use

Media Advisory – Launch of new public health guidelines to lower the health risks of cannabis use ​Evidence-based recommendations are endorsed by several national organizations TORONTO and OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – Canada has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world – but cannabis use comes with a range of health […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201725 Views

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CAMH researchers discover brain inflammation in people with OCD

CAMH researchers discover brain inflammation in people with OCD TORONTO, June 21, 2017 – A new brain imaging study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows for the first time that brain inflammation is significantly elevated – more than 30 per cent higher – in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) than in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201716 Views

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CMA: National Aboriginal Day – Today and every day

Ottawa, June 21, 2017 – As we mark National Aboriginal Day, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) would like to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. National Aboriginal Day is a timely occasion to celebrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. It is the hope of the CMA that all Canadians can carry forward […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201733 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Indigenous people in receiving High- quality Fire Protection and Prevention Training

June 20, 2017   –  Thunder Bay, Ontario  –  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada supports fire safety awareness and education, invest in fire services, and maintains the partnerships that promote fire prevention and protection on reserve. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced $195,000 in funding […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201737 Views

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Improving post-secondary students’ mental health – Government of Alberta

June 20, 2017 Government is investing $25.8 million over three years to protect and improve mental health resourcesfor post-secondary students across Alberta. Alberta’s post-secondary students have asked for a more sustainable and equitable approach to mental health. This year, the government will begin implementing seven much-needed approaches outlined under Next Steps to Improve Post-Secondary Mental […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201732 Views

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BR Indigenous Suicide Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 20, 2017 OTTAWA – A House of Commons committee looking at the issue of indigenous suicide is urging the federal government to make sure aboriginal communities have resources available 24-7. A report includes a total of 28 recommendations. During its study, the committee heard from over 50 indigenous youth […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201726 Views

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IRC: Three Project Jewel Events Planned For August

JUNE 19, 2017 Project Jewel, an on-the-land wellness program provided by Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, has three events planned that will take place during the month of August. This program works with individuals to manage stress, grief, trauma and any emotions they are experiencing through the assistance of Elders, external and internal facilitators, and clinical support. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201722 Views

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The Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs has the honour to present its Ninth Report

Pursuant to its mandate under Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the Committee has studied suicide among Indigenous peoples and communities and has agreed to report the following: The HTML version of this report will be available soon. In the meantime, the Committee is pleased to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201730 Views

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Commons committee issues indigenous suicide study with 28 recommendations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2017 18:23 OTTAWA _ A House of Commons committee looking at the issue of indigenous suicide is urging the federal government to make sure aboriginal communities have resources available after hours and on weekends _ often when emergencies occur. The report released Monday included a total of 28 recommendations _ work that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201727 Views

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The Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs Presents Its Report on Suicide among Indigenous Peoples and Commumities

Ottawa, June 19, 2017 – Today, Hon MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the Committee’s ninth report, which examined suicide in Indigenous communities. The report, titled Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities, highlights the tragedy of suicide among Indigenous communities; the incidence of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201734 Views

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National Aboriginal Day – Celebrating Outstanding Indigenous Contributions in Health Research

OTTAWA, June 19, 2017  – Every year, on the day of the summer solstice, Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day. Not only is it a chance for Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, it is also an opportunity to highlight the exceptional contributions of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201738 Views

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We Matter Campaign: Join Indigenous youth across the nation taking the #HopePact!

What is the #HopePact? The We Matter #HopePact is a pact that Indigenous youth across Canada can choose to take, uniting them in a national movement. It is a reminder that you are never alone in what you are feeling or experiencing. By taking the #HopePact and wearing the #HopePact bracelet, you can feel like […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201749 Views

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FNHA: 160 Ways to Celebrate First Nations Wellness on June 21!

COAST SALISH TERRITORY – On June 21, First Nations and Aboriginal peoples across BC, their partners and the general public will celebrate wellness at 160 National Aboriginal Day of Wellness events! Over 20,000 people are anticipated to take part in wellness-focused, community-organized events that include Cultural Safety Workshops, Run/Walk Events, Health Workshops, Community Feasts, Canoe […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201733 Views

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New teaching lodge takes shape – Tbnewswatch.com

A youth led project saw the construction of a temporary teaching lodge at Prince Arthur’s Landing for National Aboriginal Day and Canada Day celebrations. THUNDER BAY – A new safe space to share cultural stories and heritage is taking shape at Prince Arthur’s Landing, and while it is only temporary, organizers hope it will help […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201724 Views

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Experts Question First Nations Drinking Water Engagement Process – Water Canada

June 19, 2017 On May 29, 2017, the federal ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada posted a notice online that engagement with First Nations for safe drinking water would be undertaken. The announcement came as a surprise to some leaders within the First Nations community and advocacy groups. Details of the engagement strategy were […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201725 Views

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Auditor General to audit Alberta Health grants to Pure North private health foundation – CBC

Liberal health critic David Swann says Alberta Health also needs to conduct own investigation Jun 19, 2017 Alberta’s auditor general has partially acceded to a request from Liberal health critic David Swann for an audit of two Alberta Health grants to Pure North S’Energy, a private health foundation that offers unproven alternative health treatments. In […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201723 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for First Nations and Inuit midwifery

Recognizing the remarkable difference that midwives make in the lives of mothers, babies and families Midwives play an important role in the lives of many mothers and their babies, during pregnancy and in the post-partum weeks. Indigenous midwives, in particular, bring safe, traditional birthing options closer to home and they play a critical role in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201725 Views

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It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

From Status of Women Canada Gender-based violence remains a significant yet preventable barrier to equality June 19, 2017 – TORONTO, ON Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201726 Views

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Drug Shortage Rationing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 17, 2017  OTTAWA – A recall of a drug used to treat critically ill patients has prompted some Canadian health authorities to begin rationing it for only the most serious cases. Sodium bicarbonate is used to combat buildup of acid in the blood, in open heart surgery, as an […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201717 Views

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New Mental Health, Addictions Crisis Centre for Youth Open in Thompson

June 16, 2017 Youth in northern Manitoba dealing with a mental health or addictions crisis can now access the care and services they need at the newly openedHope North Recovery Centre for Youth, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “While services have been available at a temporary location, this new facility […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 2017106 Views

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North Star Air Ltd. Supports Ontario SPCA Services and Programming for Indigenous Communities with a $30K Donation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thunder Bay, ON (June 13, 2017) – Today, North Star Air Ltd. was pleased to present a cheque in the amount of $30, 312.00 to the Ontario SPCA to continue to provide support and services to remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Over the last two years the long-time air transport […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201761 Views

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Two vulnerable kids released from care in midst of suicide crisis in Wapekeka First Nation – CBC

18-year-old attempted suicide after being sent home to remote First Nation with no plan of care Jun 15, 2017 A child welfare agency in northern Ontario sent two high risk youth home to Wapekeka First Nation last week, against the community’s wishes. One died by suicide, another attempted it. Jenera Roundsky, 12, died by suicide […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201742 Views

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The Population of Manawan Is Entitled to Adequate Ambulance Services

WENDAKE, QC, June 14, 2017 – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) supports the actions taken by the Atikamekw of Manawan to obtain adequate ambulance services in the community. Located in a remote area, the community of Manawan is accessible by an unpaved road. The absence of adequate ambulance services in the community perpetuates the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201734 Views

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AADNC What’s New: June 15, 2017 – Water in First Nation communities

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by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201738 Views

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IRC: Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day On June 15

JUNE 15, 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation would like to encourage everyone to take time on June 15 to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This year’s theme focuses on preventing financial exploitation of elders. One of the easiest ways to help raise awareness is by wearing the colour purple. If you happen to be in Inuvik, please join us […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201725 Views

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CAMH: Expansion of youth homeless prevention program

CAMH: Expansion of youth homeless prevention program TORONTO, June 15, 2017 – An innovative multi-agency pilot program to help at-risk youth stay off the streets in Toronto has  expanded to Thunder Bay. The Housing Outreach Program-Collaboration (HOP-C), which involves a team of mental health professionals and peer support workers helping young people transition out of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201760 Views

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Province funds work to prevent elder abuse – Government of Alberta

Jun 15, 2017 Thirty-one community organizations and municipalities will receive a total of $1.5 million to help prevent and end elder abuse. The funding is from the government’s Taking Action Against Elder Abuse Co-ordinated Community Response Grant program. The program helps organizations work together to address elder abuse through prevention strategies and increased safety measures. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201743 Views

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Wapekeka First Nation mourns suicide of third 12-year-old girl this year – TheStar.com

Members of the northwestern Ontario community had feared more youths would take their lives in the wake of January deaths. June 14, 2017 For the third time this year, an Indigenous community in northwestern Ontario is mourning over the suicide of a 12-year-old girl. Jenera Roundsky was found dead Tuesday at the local hockey rink […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201724 Views

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AFN: First Nations Health Transformation Agenda

First Nations Health Transformation Agenda June 15 2017 The First Nations Health Transformation Agenda (FNHTA) was originally conceived of in order to influence the federal/provincial/territorial (F/P/T) Health Accord negotiations. In order to ensure diverse First Nations perspectives, the AFN Health Sector sought direction from the AFN’s Chiefs Committee on Health, the National First Nations Health […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201783 Views

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Rabies in Igloolik – Update

14 June 2017  The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Igloolik that a second dog that may have had contact with a rabid fox has been confirmed to have rabies. A third dog is suspected to have had contact and has been sent for testing. People are reminded to be aware […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201722 Views

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Canada not so great for kids compared with other rich countries: UNICEF – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2017 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Canada ranks 37th on a list of 41 rich countries for children having access to enough nutritious food, and higher-than-average rates of child homicide and teen suicide also point to a need for action, a UNICEF report says. Over 22 per cent […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201732 Views

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New UNICEF report: Poor health, violence at alarming rates among Canada’s kids

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 – A new UNICEF report released today highlights the challenges that high-income countries like Canada face in meeting global commitments for children. Canada does comparatively well in some aspects of child and youth well-being, but lags farthest behind other countries in concerning indicators of child health and violence. In Oh Canada! […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201744 Views

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Saskatchewan Health Authority Board oF Directors Appointed

June 14, 2017 Board to Help Guide Transition to a Single Provincial Health Authority An important milestone has been reached in the transition to the new Saskatchewan Health Authority.  Today, Health Minister Jim Reiter announced the creation of a Board of Directors to govern the new Saskatchewan Health Authority. The board is composed of 10 […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201741 Views

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CSFS: 13 Reasons Why

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by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201724 Views

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Interim Location identified for Sobering Centre Program Government of Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE (June 14, 2017) – Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, announced that an interim location has been identified for the Sobering Centre program in Yellowknife.  A collaborative effort by the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA), the City of Yellowknife and the Department of Health and Social Services has resulted […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201724 Views

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Great Canadian Healthcare Debate – Health Leaders make national, affordable, supportive housing strategy for seniors their top priority

Alternatives to acute care in hospitals urgently needed VANCOUVER (June 13, 2017) – The nation’s health leaders have chosen the development of community-based housing and treatment alternatives for seniors as the area most urgently in need of attention by federal, provincial and municipal governments and policy-makers in order to address the growing needs of Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201724 Views

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Statement from Health Canada: Plain Language Labelling Regulations come into force for non-prescription drugs

June 13, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Health Canada OTTAWA – Canadians use non-prescription drug products to treat a wide range of concerns, such as fevers, wounds, headaches or joint pain. Clear, understandable labels on non-prescription drug products are important because they help consumers make informed decisions. This helps consumers use the appropriate medications correctly […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201728 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Baker Lake

14 June 2017  The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Baker Lake. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201726 Views

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Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for the Hamlet of Arviat

The Department of Health advises residents of the Hamlet of Arviat that the boil water advisory is over. ### Media Contact: Ron Wassink Communications Specialist Department of Health 867-975-5710 rwassink@gov.nu.ca NT5

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201722 Views

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What happens when people with autism interact with police

What happens when people with autism interact with police TORONTO, June 13, 2017 – A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and York University says teens and adults with autism have frequent interactions with police, highlighting the need for people with autism, their families and police to be well-prepared to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 201747 Views

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CFNU Biennial Convention – Day 4: Let’s Get Down To Business

Day 4 brought the start of Convention business and of course…the banquet! As we moved through out the day and the agenda, our strength and our solidarity as a collective only grew as we shared stories from across the country about current and past struggles, how we overcame the challenges, and realized we are not […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 201737 Views

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Nault expresses concern for situation in Eabametoong First Nation

The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), issued the following statement regarding the current situation in Eabametoong First Nation: WireService.ca Media Release (06/08/2017) Kenora, ON – “On June 6, 2017, Eabametoong First Nation, unfortunately, experienced a fire in a building situated next to their water purification plant reservoir. As a result, their water […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201733 Views

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