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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers New Sewage Lagoon for Pinaymootang First Nation in Manitoba

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 19, 2009) – The Government of Canada is taking action to ensure members of Pinaymootang First Nation have access to safe water and wastewater facilities by supporting the design and construction of a new sewage lagoon, thanks to Canada’s Economic Action Plan (http://www.budget.gc.ca/2009/home-accueil-eng.asp).

by NationTalk on March 19, 20091117 Views

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Health Budget Addresses Priorities

News Release – March 18, 2009

The Government of Saskatchewan has introduced a $4.075 billion health budget that will maintain health services for Saskatchewan residents and allow strategic investments to improve the health of Saskatchewan people.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2009954 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers New Wastewater Facilities for Wagmatcook First Nation in Nova Scotia

Ottawa, Ontario –(March 19, 2009) – The Government of Canada is taking action to ensure members of the Wagmatcook First Nation have effective wastewater facilities by supporting the construction of new sewage treatment systems, thanks to Canada’s Economic Action Plan (http://www.budget.gc.ca/2009/home-accueil-eng.asp).

by NationTalk on March 19, 20091124 Views

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Canada’s Economic Action Plan Delivers Quick Action on Water and Wastewater Systems for First Nations Communities

Vancouver, British Columbia –(March 19, 2009) – The Government of Canada is taking more action to ensure First Nations have access to safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater facilities. Today the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians was in Vancouver to announce investments for improvements to water and wastewater treatment systems for 14 First Nation communities across the country These investments are thanks to Canada’s Economic Action Plan (http://www.actionplan.gc.ca/eng/index.asp).

by NationTalk on March 19, 20091110 Views

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Media Advisory – National Initiative to Improve Indigenous Health Care Being Unveiled

OTTAWA, March 18 – The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Health Canada and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada will launch the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Curriculum pilot educational program, an innovative, national project designed to improve Indigenous health care in Canada.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20091160 Views

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Metabolic Syndrome can Help Identify Diabetes Risk in Aboriginal Canadians

Public release date: 16-Mar-2009

Metabolic syndrome is the clustering of risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease, such as obesity, high cholesterol, high glucose and hypertension. Aboriginal Canadians have a 3-5 times higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes compared with non-Aboriginal Canadians.

by NationTalk on March 16, 20091086 Views

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Morning snacks are a hit at Morley Community School

March 6, 2009

Shell and Petro-Canada have each donated $10,000 to pay for nutritional snacks to Grades 1 through 12 at the school, which is located near Shell’s Jumping Pound and Petro-Canada’s Wildcat Hills gas plants.

by NationTalk on March 16, 20091111 Views

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Province Helps Keewatin Yatthé Health Region Cover Cost of Increased Services

News Release – March 11, 2009

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing Keewatin Yatthé Health Region with an additional $490,000 to cover operating costs this year.

The funding is in addition to the health region’s 2008-09 budget allocation of $18.8 million from the Ministry of Health.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20091574 Views

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Foundation Studies First Nations’ Food Choices to Improve Heart Health

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First Nations people in Canada have higher rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and related problems such as diabetes and obesity. While there is much evidence showing that these problems are more consistent in this population, very little is known about the reasons why.

by NationTalk on March 11, 20091202 Views

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Prince Edward Island Hosts Atlantic Youth Addictions Conference

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CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

Over 130 Atlantic professionals who work in the field of youth addiction have gathered today in Charlottetown for a two-day conference. The Best Practice Youth Justice Addictions Atlantic Conference 2009, funded by the National Anti-Drug Strategy, through the anti-drug component of Justice Canada’s Youth Justice Fund, will bring together front-line workers, administrators, and policy and program staff from all four Atlantic provinces to establish networks and discuss best practices in youth addictions.

by NationTalk on March 10, 20091588 Views

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