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Twenty-One New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in the James and Hudson Bay Region

February 1, 2023 To our community members: We can confirm there are twenty-one (21) new COVID-19 cases in our region. Please see the community case breakdown below: Community New Cases Attawapiskat 10 Fort Albany 0 Kashechewan 1 Moose Factory 1 Moosonee 0 Peawanuck 9 *WAHA has not received updates on new cases from communities marked with an […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202310 Views

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New funding supports more accessible taxis

Feb. 1, 2023 VICTORIA – British Columbians who use wheelchairs or have other accessibility needs will soon see more accessible taxis on the road with the launch of the Passenger Transportation Accessibility Program (PTAP). People who depend on wheelchair-accessible taxis often experience longer wait times or lack of service. The program will help offset the extra […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202311 Views

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Uquutaq Society to open daytime warming centre in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 1, 2023 Program will run Monday to Friday until March 31 Starting Wednesday, homeless people in Iqaluit will have somewhere to go during the day for a bite to eat and to escape the cold. Uquutaq Society is offering a warming centre that will be open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 20239 Views

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Akeeagok calls meeting with PM crucial for future of health care – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 1, 2023 Premiers to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss health transfer deal; Nunavut premier says he is optimistic The meeting between Canada’s premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Feb. 7 will be crucial to a potential future agreement on health-care transfers, says Premier P.J. Akeeagok. “But I’m coming into it very […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202311 Views

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Anishinabek Nation health conference brings health professionals together once again – Anishinabek News

February 1, 2023 SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. – The Anishinabek Nation’s 8th Annual Health Conference took place Jan. 16-19 at the Quattro Hotel & Convention Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. This year’s theme was ‘Bagidinimaadizidaa mashkawiziiwin ji mashkawiziimigak niigaan – Empowering ourselves to strengthen our future.’ Approximately 100 health professionals, along with four keynote […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202315 Views

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Self-defence program aims to build confidence in Indigenous women – CBC

Feb 01, 2023 ‘It is very important for us to protect ourselves in a good way’ A free program at the University of Winnipeg is offering self-defence classes to Indigenous women as a way to build confidence and personal safety. Tina Robinson from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation is three classes into her training. “My goal is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202312 Views

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10-year-old girl killed in fire in remote Cree northern Ontario community with no fire services – CBC

Jan 31, 2023 Peawanuck has bought a fire truck but it’s stuck in Winnipeg A 10-year-old girl died in a house fire in the remote northern Ontario community of Peawanuck, Ont., which does not have access to fire services or basic firefighting equipment. Alison Linklater, grand chief of Mushkegowuk Council, said the small community is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202312 Views

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First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor – Abbotsford News

Jan. 31, 2023 Illicit drugs are killing First Nations people at 5 times the rate of B.C.’s general population Indigenous people, especially women, are dying from toxic drugs at disproportionately high rates in British Columbia as the overdose crisis continues “unabated,” nearly seven years after the province first declared a public health emergency, said the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202312 Views

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‘It was my heart’: Women with heart disease face barriers to care in Canada, report says – GLOBAL

February 1, 2023 Heart attacks and strokes are the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada, yet little progress has been made to address systemic inequities in how these conditions are diagnosed and treated. That’s according to a new report titled System Failure released Wednesday from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, […]

by tmnationtalk on February 1, 202312 Views

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UBCIC Calls for Holistic, System-Wide Supports from Canada and BC as Decriminalization Begins

January 31, 2023 (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 31, 2023) In response to the unprecedented, escalating overdose and drug toxicity crisis, British Columbia, with the approval of the federal government, has decriminalized small quantities of drugs for personal possession. By resolution, UBCIC recognizes that decriminalization is one of many […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202311 Views

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