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2016/17 Annual Report Now Available – Mobilizing Positive Change: Improving Cancer Control in Canada

Mobilizing Positive Change: Improving Cancer Control in Canada The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer announces the publication of its 2016/17 annual report and highlights, Mobilizing Positive Change: Improving Cancer Control In Canada. In this year’s report, we chronicle the impressive efforts and achievements made in the past year, alongside our partner network comprised of hundreds of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2017174 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Hydro One Home Assistance Program

August 28, 2017 If you qualify for the Home Assistance program, you’ll receive free energy-efficient upgrades that can make your home more comfortable and save you money. Read More. NT5

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 201773 Views

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Overdose crisis unites diverse group – Times Colonist

August 29, 2017 For the past several months, a group of frontline workers, illicit-drug users and parents have met to discuss how they can better inform the public on the one thing that unites them: The overdose crisis. “It’s such a diverse mix of people, but we’ve all been affected,” said Leslie McBain, a founding […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201773 Views

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Province offers ‘urgent relief’ in opioid crisis – North Bay Nugget

August 30, 2017 Ontario is putting an additional $222 million over three years toward fighting an opioid crisis the government said claimed the lives of 865 people in the province last year. Health Minister Eric Hoskins made the announcement in Toronto on Tuesday, as the province released the latest figures on opioid deaths. “This is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201783 Views

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Striking differences in rates of suicide attempts between provinces revealed in mental health findings – CBC

Teens and young adults have highest rates of suicide attempts, most difficulty getting mental health care Aug 30, 2017 Young people between 16 and 24 years old have more challenges than other age groups in getting mental health and addiction services in Canada, a new study comparing mental health care across five provinces has found. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2017127 Views

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1 in 19: New study shines light on reality of suicide among new Ontario moms, moms-to-be – CBC

Fewer than half had contact with a mental health provider in the 30 days before their deaths, study finds Aug 30, 2017 One in every 19 maternal deaths in Ontario is attributable to suicide. That’s the troubling finding of a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal earlier this week that shines a light […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201748 Views

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Statement by Louise Bradley – Following the Appointment of a New Federal Health Minister

OTTAWA, Aug. 29, 2017  – On behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, congratulations to the Member of Parliament for Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe, Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, on her appointment as the new federal Minister of Health. Minister Petipas-Taylor has a longstanding history of championing social issues, including her valuable input with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Suicide Prevention Committee in her home […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 201753 Views

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Reminder: Boil Water Advisory for Whale Cove

August 29, 2017 The Department of Health reminds that all residents of Whale Cove must boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure based on total coliform bacteria in the water system. The Nunavut Department of Health is working with the Department of Community and Government Services to investigate this […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 201792 Views

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Ontario Providing Support to Those Affected by Opioid Crisis

August 29, 2017 Ontario is providing urgent relief to those affected by the opioid crisis, including adding more front-line harm-reduction workers, expanding the supply of naloxone, and creating new rapid access addiction clinics in every region of the province. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2017139 Views

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New eLearning resource: Engaging Indigenous people who use substances – RNAO

August 28, 2017 Is your focus in mental health and addictions? Do you work with Indigenous people? Engaging Indigenous people who use substances is a one-hour eLearning course that provides nurses and other health-care professionals with concepts and evidence-based practices when working with Indigenous people who use substances. The course outlines appropriate terminology to describe Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2017106 Views

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1st Announcement of the 17th International Congress on Circumpolar Health (ICCH17), August 12-15, 2018

August 25, 2017 The ICCH congresses are held every third year in different locations in the circumpolar area and represent the largest scientific meetings worldwide on circumpolar health. The 17th International Congress on Circumpolar Health will be organized in Copenhagen, Denmark in August 12–15, 2018. Presentations within any scientific area relevant to health in circumpolar areas are accepted. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 201780 Views

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Men between 19 and 59 new focus of B.C.’s deadly overdose epidemic – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 29, 2017  VANCOUVER _ Too many men working in trades are overdosing on opioids, says a chief medical health officer in British Columbia who wants the industry to be involved in identifying interventions that could save lives. Dr. Victoria Lee of Fraser Health said men between the ages of 19 and 59 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2017102 Views

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MLA says stigma about addictions must end to solve overdose crisis – NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — B.C.’s new mental health and addictions minister says of the many barriers facing those suffering with mental health issues and addictions, the stigma of being an addict is the most sizable. MLA Judy Darcy visited Nanaimo Thursday as part of a tour meeting front line workers, stopping at the Snuneymuxw First Nation health […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2017117 Views

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Safer and more reliable drinking water for Whale Cove residents

Whale Cove, Nunavut, August 25, 2017—Access to clean and reliable drinking water is critical to the health and prosperity of Northern communities. Investments in water infrastructure help safeguard the well-being of Northerners, protect the local environment and keep our communities healthy and liveable. Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 25, 201797 Views

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Mental Health and the Megacity

Title Mental Health and the Megacity Event Short Description Brought to you by CAMH and the Wellesley Institute join us as we continue the discussion about mobilizing cities for mental health and how we can work together to foster mental health and well-being and design a city where all can thrive. Start Time 9/6/2017 7:00 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2017159 Views

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Gender Summit 11 – North America 2017: Making gender equality and inclusion the norm in research and innovation

A Gender Summit like no other The evidence is clear. Equity, diversity and inclusion strengthen the scientific community and the quality, social relevance and impact of research. Challenges remain in engaging the full talent pool and embedding equity and diversity considerations in research and innovation. Gender Summit 11 – North America, to be hosted in […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2017138 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Harvesters Subsidy Program

August 22, 2017 The Moose Cree First Nation Harvesters Subsidy Program is now accepting applications for the fall 2017 harvesting season. It is a travel subsidy only and is not intended to cover other expenses. Apply by September 13, 2017. Read More – Application Form NT5

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 201773 Views

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Saskatchewan Health Authority Board Member Appointed

August 23, 2017 Health Minister Jim Reiter is pleased to announce Dr. Preston Smith has been appointed as a member of the Saskatchewan Health Authority Board of Directors. “Dr. Smith is highly respected as a medical educator and health care administrator with extensive experience in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia,” Reiter said.  “His unique perspective is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2017106 Views

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Ontario’s First Nations Health Action Plan: Expression of Interest Application Kit to establish Indigenous Interprofessional Primary Care (IPC) Teams

On May 25, 2016, the Government of Ontario launched the Ontario First Nations Health Action Plan (OFNHAP), a multi-year initiative to improve health care for Indigenous peoples in Ontario. A key part of this Plan is the creation or expansion of new primary care teams; community-based models of primary health care that are designed based […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 201781 Views

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NAN symposium focuses on traditional foods, food preparation – CBC

70 delegates from NAN communities attending three-day event Aug 23, 2017 Traditional foods and food preparation are on the table this week, as about 70 delegates from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) communities gather for NAN’s ninth-annual food symposium. The group spent the symposium’s first day — Tuesday, Aug. 22 — touring community gardens in Thunder […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201776 Views

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Ontario and Canada Invest an Immediate $10M to support First Nations Youth Health and Safety

August 23, 2017 11:00 A.M. Ministry of Education The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, and the Ontario Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter issued the following statement today. “Today, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2017259 Views

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Minister Haggie Welcomes the Release of a Common Statement of Principles with the Federal Government

August 22, 2017 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is welcoming the release of a Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities between the federal, provincial (with the exception of Quebec, which has reached an alternate agreement) and territorial Ministers of Health. These priorities are consistent with actions being undertaken in Newfoundland and Labrador […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2017110 Views

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Rankin Inlet Health Centre will experience reduced services on August 23, 2017

August 22, 2017 The Department of Health is advising residents of Rankin Inlet that the health centre will experience reduced services for part of the day on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The local health centre staff will be participating in emergency preparedness training as part of Operation NANOOK. The health centre will remain open for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017147 Views

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Culture For Life ~ My Culture. My Life.

Culture For Life My Culture. My Life. To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th 2017, we are choosing to focus on LIFE through culture. We want to help facilitate meaningful connections with culture for First Nations youth and have youth themselves highlight the strength of culture and how it can promote wellness and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017473 Views

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The Government of Canada invests over $21M in innovative health research

Minister Philpott visits Laval University to meet with top researchers who have joined forces in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other diseases August 21, 2017 – Québec City, Québec – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Researchers from Laval University and from across the country are working hard to create new scientific knowledge and tackle some […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201775 Views

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CAMH study shows global estimates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among children

TORONTO, August 21, 2017 – Globally, nearly eight out of every 1,000 children in the general population is estimated to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In addition, it is estimated that one out of 13 women who consumed any alcohol […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017143 Views

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NAN to Launch 9th Annual NAN Food Symposium

THUNDER BAY, ON (August 22, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox will join with community leaders and delegates to launch the 9th Annual Food Symposium “Ayekeyway Nuthumun Weshkatch Kaakeepe Odahteeseeyung” (Back to our Roots) today. “The NAN Food Symposium is an excellent opportunity for delegates from across NAN territory to come together […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017157 Views

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Philpott urges doctors to help improve health of most vulnerable patient groups – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 21, 2017  QUEBEC _ Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says Canada’s doctors have a major role to play in improving the health of the country’s most vulnerable populations, including those at risk for a fatal overdose due to rampant opioid use and abuse, a crisis she characterized as a national public health […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2017116 Views

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Canada and Manitoba Reach Agreement on Targeted Health Funding

August 21, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Manitoba – Health Canada Canada’s public health care system is a source of pride. The Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba are committed to ensuring that it is there to meet the needs of Canadians. Today, the federal government and the Government of Manitoba agreed to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201794 Views

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Federal, provincial and territorial Health Ministers agree on collaborative approach to improve access to mental health and addiction services, home and community care

August 21, 2017 – Ottawa, ON Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Health* have agreed to a Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities (Common Statement of Principles), which focuses on improving Canadians’ access to mental health and addiction services, as well as to home and community care. The Common Statement of Principles outlines […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017128 Views

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Major health study ‘by Inuit, for Inuit’ set to get underway in Nunavik – CBC

Medical exams for 2,000 randomly-selected people follows up on 2004 study August 21, 2017 A major health study for Inuit in Nunavik is about to get underway, nearly 15 years after the last study highlighted a number of health and food security issues for the people living there. Medical researchers on the Canadian Coast Guard’s Amundsen […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201766 Views

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Government of Canada and the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 work together to end long-term drinking water advisories

August 18, 2017     Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, ON     Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced $1.2 million in investments through Budget 2016 to support eight water infrastructure projects in eight First […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2017237 Views

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United Way of Northern B.C. awards grants for crisis hotlines – Quesnel Cariboo Observer

United Way of Northern B.C. awards $18,000 and a $7,500 grant to the Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Information Centre of Northern B.C. for two of its programs. Aug 18th, 2017 United Way of Northern B.C. (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $18,000 and a $7,500 grant to the Crisis Prevention, Intervention […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201766 Views

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Navigators Help Chart Course For First Nations And Métis Patients – Saskatoon Health Region

Hermaline Bear is a navigator, and that’s exactly what she does – she charts courses through the healthcare system for First Nations and Métis patients and families.  Hermaline is one of two health navigators who work in the First Nations and Métis Health Service (FNMHS) in Saskatoon Health Region. The role of a navigator is to connect […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2017142 Views

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Some Nunavut communities may experience forest fire smoke

August 17, 2017 The Department of Health is advising residents that smoke resulting from forest fires is approaching some Nunavut communities. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions. Depending on the level of smoke, some people with heart and lung disease, the elderly and the very young may be more at risk of suffering health […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017160 Views

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NAN Celebrates launch of Neskantaga First Nation Water Project

NESKANTAGA FIRST NATION (August 17, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined with First Nation and federal leaders to celebrate the launch of a major water project that will finally bring safe drinking water to Neskantaga First Nation: “Neskantaga First Nation has been without clean drinking water for more than 20 years, and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017152 Views

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Working together with Indigenous Peoples to enhance equity and access in precision health – Genome BC

August 14, 2017 Vancouver, BC — Technology advancements and decreasing costs have made DNA sequencing more accessible than ever before. The use of genomic testing to deliver more precise diagnosis and effective treatments in what is being called precision health care could be accessible to everyone as it is taken up into clinical practice. However, at […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017145 Views

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Public Health Researcher Visits HSNRI

SUDBURY, ON – Dr. John McLaughlin, a leader in Canadian population health and cancer research, is in Sudbury today to learn more about Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI). Dr. McLaughlin, the Chief Science Officer and Senior Scientist of Public Health Ontario, toured the new HSNRI Walford facility and met with leading scientists. During his visit, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017101 Views

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Camp aims to recruit Indigenous youth to jobs in health care – CBC

It’s the second time the week-long session was offered Aug 17, 2017 Indigenous youth from all over the province are in Corner Brook to learn about careers in the medical field and how to get the education they need to work in those jobs. Program director Dr. Carolyn Sturge Sparkes said the week-long Healers of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017131 Views

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Thunder Bay wants water safety help from province after 7 youth found dead – Sudbury.com

Issue raised by delegation from Northern Ontario city at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference THUNDER BAY – City leadership is calling on the province to help improve safety around Thunder Bay waterways where seven Indigenous youth have been found dead in the past 17 years. Implementing safety initiatives around city waterways was one of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017151 Views

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Parliamentary Secretary Poissant continues regional sessions on A Food Policy for Canada in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

August 16, 2017 – Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the country’s health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while also identifying actions that can be taken in the short-term to improve Canada’s food system. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Jean-Claude Poissant, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017270 Views

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MNA: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Conversation

August 16, 2017 View Nanner Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will be hosting the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention Conversation on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2017. This informative session will be led by guest speaker Lisa Rogozinsky. Lisa is the Coordinator of the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network and comes with a wealth of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017155 Views

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Government of Canada and Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Work Together to Provide Clean and Safe Drinking Water

August 15, 2017  Chippewas of Georgina Island, Ontario  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to clean and safe drinking water. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Chief Donna Big Canoe of Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, announced new investments that will that will […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017140 Views

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New teaching and learning resources support the next generation of leaders in public health policy

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has published freely accessible student and faculty resources to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of healthy public policy across Canada. The resources equip research, practice and policy specialists with the information and tools needed to drive sustainable, population-level change in public health. Teaching resources include ready-to-use lecture slides, hands-on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017195 Views

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The Government of Canada Works with First Nation to end three long-term Drinking Water Advisories at Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

August 15, 2017     Port Perry, Ontario    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to clean and safe drinking water. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced new investments that will lift three long-term drinking water advisories at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. The […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017217 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Announce Investments in Water Infrastructure for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be announcing investments in water infrastructure to eliminate three long-term drinking water advisories at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 10:30 a.m. (EDT) Where: 22600 Island Road Port Perry, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017215 Views

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CMAJ article links hunger in residential schools to Type 2 diabetes, obesity – CBC

‘We need to start looking at hunger in residential schools as a real predictor of long-term health problems’ Aug 13, 2017 Widespread, prolonged hunger that existed in residential schools is a contributing factor in the disproportionate health issues facing many Indigenous people, such as diabetes and obesity, according to an article published Monday in the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201790 Views

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Government of Yukon wants your input on cannabis legalization

August 10, 2017 Yukoners are invited to participate in a public survey to identify their needs and values about the legalization of cannabis (marijuana), which will help inform the Government of Yukon as it creates new territorial legislation. Cannabis will be legal across the country by July 2018. It’s now up to Yukon to make […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2017102 Views

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Province Announces New Water and Wastewater Projects for Manitoba Municipalities

August 10, 2017 PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE – ­The Manitoba government is investing over $34 million in new water and wastewater upgrades for Manitoba municipalities, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today, along with Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart. “Our government is investing in important water and wastewater projects in communities across the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017177 Views

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Masquerade for Mental Health

August 10, 2017 OTTAWA—Her Excellency Sharon Johnston invites you to ‘take off your mask’ and combat the stigma associated with mental illness during the Masquerade for Mental Health on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Rideau Hall. “Nobody should ever need to hide behind a mask, but wearing one is often easier than trying […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017124 Views

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