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Department of Indigenous Services Canada provides update on commitment to end long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve

Government adding close to 250 drinking water systems to clean drinking water commitment; 91 long-term advisories to be lifted by March 2021 January, 23, 2018     Ottawa, ON        Department of Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada deserves access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our Government is steadfast in our commitment and we […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 20186 Views

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Winnipeg in midst of a crystal meth ‘epidemic’: front-line workers – APTN News

January 18, 2018 Grassroots organizations in Winnipeg are calling on the province to address what they are calling a “meth crisis” in the city. This comes following a fire set at a transitional housing complex by a client in the throes of a crystal methamphetamine addiction. On Jan. 7 around 12:30 a.m. a man barricaded […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201810 Views

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CEO gets job extension as Manitoba gears for health delivery change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 17, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The launch this spring of a new provincial health organization in Manitoba is delaying the hiring of a new chief executive officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Real Cloutier stepped into the role of CEO and president on an interim basis last June when the authority parted […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201814 Views

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Journalist Marci Ien Takes the Mental Health Conversation Nationwide with IN THEIR OWN WORDS: A BELL LET’S TALK DAY SPECIAL, January 31 on CTV and CTV Two

– In the primetime special, host Marci Ien speaks candidly with several Canadians about their personal experiences with mental illness – – On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Jan. 31, you can talk, text, tweet, and join in on social media to help end the stigma around mental illness and drive Bell’s funding for Canadian mental […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 20189 Views

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Critical incidents: Provincial report details deaths, mishaps, gaps in First Nations care – CBC

Health-care system ‘doesn’t meet the needs of a lot of Northern Manitoba First Nations’: Sheila North A patient went to a federal nursing station with jaundice and in respiratory distress, was sent by air ambulance to a regional health centre, waited 3½ hours to see a doctor, then died after another transfer to a tertiary […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201810 Views

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We Matter and Facebook host first national #HopeForum

Indigenous youth from across the country gather for forum on healing and life promotion OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2018 – On January 21 and 22, Indigenous youth representing every province and territory will attend the first ever #HopeForum to address the suicide crisis impacting their communities. The two-day forum, hosted and facilitated by We Matter and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201814 Views

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Some remote Manitoba First Nations slated to get high-speed internet still don’t have drinkable water – CBC

$84M investment will speed up connections for 48 First Nations, feds say, but some under boil-water advisories Jan 10, 2018 More than 100 rural communities and remote First Nations are likely to get speedier internet by 2019, but some of those very communities continue to struggle for access to clean drinking water. “It’s not surprising […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201815 Views

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Winnipeg’s health authority taking steps to handle spike in flu cases – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 2, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Health officials in Winnipeg say flu cases have spiked in the last week and they’re opening up more acute-care beds to handle them. Krista Williams with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says other options include bringing in staff who may have been off for a while and paying […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201814 Views

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Long-term drinking water advisory lifted in Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation

News Release From Indigenous Services Canada Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation in Manitoba successfully ends long-term advisory December 22, 2017 Ottawa, ON Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our government remains steadfast in our commitment – to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201824 Views

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Report into Manitoba health system wait times says delay closure of two ERs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 20, 2017 WINNIPEG _ A report says the Manitoba government should reconsider or delay plans to close emergency rooms at two Winnipeg hospitals. One recommendation says the conversion of the Seven Oaks Hospital emergency department to an urgent care centre should be delayed until officials better understand how the change would affect […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201718 Views

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