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Nunavut’s new Public Health Act comes into effect – Nunatsiaq News

9 JANUARY 2020 New act replaces previous legislation from Northwest Territories Nunavut’s new Public Health Act became law in the territory on Jan. 1, replacing the previous act carried over from the Northwest Territories. The new legislation modernizes the territory’s health system and recognizes the unique needs of Nunavummiut, says a news release from Nunavut’s […]

by aanationtalk on January 9, 202030 Views

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NU Government: Let’s Be Aware calendar challenge winners

08 January 2020 The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission is pleased to announce the Let’s Be Aware / Ujjiqsuqta calendar challenge winners for 2020. Nunavut youth were asked to submit drawings depicting responsible approaches to alcohol, namely how: responsible use of alcohol or not drinking alcohol can support physical, emotional and spiritual well-being; to cope […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202040 Views

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Nunavut-made Public Health Act becomes law

IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 7, 2020) – Nunavut’s new Public Health Act came into force January 1, replacing the version carried over from the Northwest Territories. This new and improved legislation works to modernize the territory’s health system and recognizes the unique needs of Nunavummiut. “Having a made-in-Nunavut Public Health Act will improve our government’s ability […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202049 Views

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NT Government – Public Announcement: Healthy Choices Fund

As part of its commitment to supporting health promotion and prevention activities, the Government of the Northwest Territories is pleased to announce that it is now accepting  applications for the Healthy Choices Fund. The annual funding is $400,000, with a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $75,000 per fiscal year. The objectives of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202024 Views

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Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) Statement on Cannabis Extracts, Edibles and Topical Products

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Statement January 6, 2020 In follow up to our October 2018 statement on cannabis and health, we want to advise Canadians on ways to reduce the health risks associated with using cannabis, particularly in relation to new cannabis products becoming legally available across the country. As with other regulated […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202025 Views

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ITK Board Of Directors Meets In Ottawa, Approves Regional Allocation Funding Model

December 12, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario – The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Board of Directors met this week in Ottawa and advanced discussions on a number of issues ranging from implementation of federal legislation to food security to ITK’s strategic plan for the next three years. The board voted to approve a general funding formula to flow […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201970 Views

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YT Government: Coroner and Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health issue warning after fentanyl-related deaths

Yukon’s Chief Coroner Heather Jones and Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Andy Delli Pizzi, are cautioning Yukon residents around drug use after three recent deaths that have been linked to opioids. Between November 9 and November 30, three individuals died from drugs contaminated with fentanyl. The Chief Medical Officer of Health office […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201963 Views

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YK council rejects plan to save Indigenous relations position – Cabin Radio

A request to make the role of Indigenous relations advisor a permanent position at Yellowknife’s City Hall was rejected on Tuesday, leaving the councillor who proposed the idea “really shocked.” As first reported by Cabin Radio in November, the post of Indigenous relations advisor is set to be phased out in February as 18 months […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201936 Views

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NU Government: Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2019

02 December 2019 Nunavummiut are encouraged to embrace this year’s theme – “Communities Make the Difference” – and recognize the vital role of communities in supporting and educating at a local level, helping to deliver services at a regional level, and raising awareness at a global level. Current rates of HIV/ AIDS are very low […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201936 Views

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Yukon Water Strategy final report presented in Carcross

Today the Government of Yukon released the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan five-year report. It was presented at the fourth annual Yukon Water Forum hosted by the Government of Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation. The final report highlights key actions taken since the water strategy was put into place in 2014. These initiatives include […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201983 Views

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