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NunatuKavut: Wondering about Canadian Cancer Society’s Air Daffodil program?

In partnership with Provincial Airlines – Innu Mikun Airlines, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) offers transportation support through the Air Daffodil Program. It is designed to help cancer patients who live in Labrador and must travel to Newfoundland for their cancer related appointments. In this program, CCS will provide two return flights and one return […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20176 Views

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Nunavut creates country food safety guidelines to boost traditional menus across territory – CBC

‘We want things to support their appetite, so they can use food as part of their healing,’ says nutritionist Nunavut now has food safety guidelines on how to handle and serve country food in the territory — especially to people who are already sick, or have weak immune systems. The guidelines, titled “Serving Country Food […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20175 Views

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Federal government seeks northern input on new Arctic policy – Nunatsiaq online

November 20, 2017 Quebec government calls on Ottawa to ensure Nunavik is part of process Residents of Nunavut and Nunavik have until the new year to weigh in on a new Arctic policy that’s meant to improve the federal government’s approach to Canada’s North. And that consultation promises to be crucial, given the government’s position […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20176 Views

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Fox in Baker Lake tests positive for rabies

November 16, 2017 The Department of Health is advising Baker Lake residents that a fox that was recently caught in the community has tested positive for rabies. Dogs and foxes can transmit rabies to people. Treatment must start quickly. If you have been bitten or scratched, or had any contact with a fox, please go […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201710 Views

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GNU: Diabetes – are you at risk?

November 14, 2017 November is Diabetes Month. Diabetes happens when the body cannot properly control blood sugar levels. If not carefully managed, diabetes can lead to serious problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes and other areas of the body. If you have a close family member suffering from diabetes, if you suffer from high cholesterol, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 20179 Views

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Rankin Inlet’s rickety water infrastructure raises worries – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

November 14, 2017 “The design of the system does not meet current codes and standards, nor does it meet the current and future water needs of the hamlet” The shoddy shape of Rankin Inlet’s water treatment and distribution system poses “many health and safety risks that must be addressed in the near future,” warns a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 20178 Views

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Toenails, saliva and urine could answer questions about Giant Mine’s toxic legacy – CBC

200 people from Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo are giving toenail, urine, saliva samples to test for arsenic Nov 07, 2017 When Johanne Black gazes across Yellowknife’s Back Bay all she sees is a monster. “I have always worried living in this community. What are the risks on us?” she says, staring directly at the source […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 20177 Views

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Seasonal flu vaccine clinics now open – Yukon Government

November 3, 2017 Flu vaccination clinics are now being offered to the public. The vaccine is free and available to everyone over the age of six months through local health centres. Some communities are also offering vaccination clinics at other frequented locations, such as college campuses and First Nations offices. Influenza is already circulating in […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201711 Views

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GNU: Health celebrates Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017

November 01, 2017 Health celebrates Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017 Iqaluit Health Services invites the public to recognize Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017. There will be events, festivities, and free giveaways for the public at Qikiqtani General Hospital on Monday, October 30t, to Friday, November 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 4 […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201713 Views

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Salvation Army Signs Six Month Lease to Operate Sobering Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (October 27, 2017) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced that the government has signed a six month lease with the Salvation Army in Yellowknife for a Yellowknife Sobering Centre location. The temporary location will provide services to those in need while the long-term location located at 5111 50th street is being […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201711 Views

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