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Liquor restriction systems in Nunavut

March 04, 2019 Public Service Announcement Liquor restriction systems in Nunavut The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission reminds Nunavummiut that liquor rules vary by community. In Nunavut, communities fall under three liquor systems: prohibited, restricted or unrestricted. A prohibited system means that the consumption, possession, purchase, sale or transport of liquor is prohibited. The following […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201939 Views

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Medevacs growing in Nunavut, pushing up medical travel costs – Nunatsiaq News

Territory budgeting for an estimated 2,400 medevacs this year The number of medical evacuations in Nunavut is growing at a rate of about eight per cent a year—and pressing the Department of Health’s budget to keep up. Nunavut’s health minister, George Hickes, said there were roughly 1,500 medevacs in the territory in 2013-14. “Now we’re […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 201938 Views

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NU Government: Call for Proposals – Food Security Initiatives

01 March 2019  The Nunavut Food Security Coalition is now accepting funding proposals for projects addressing food security in Nunavut for the fiscal year 2019-2020. Non-profit organizations, societies and municipal organizations are encouraged to apply for funding for projects that: contribute to the development and/or continuation of a food security project; aim to increase […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 201962 Views

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Indigenous economic board wants to boost country food production – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 01, 2019 Report pitches Wild Foods Inspection Act, country food marketing boards To help provide more, and better quality, food for Indigenous people across northern Canada, the federal government should bring in new laws and regulations to help northern harvesters produce, distribute and market country food, a national Indigenous economic development group said yesterday […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201949 Views

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After 15 years, Iqaluit elder quits Ottawa medical care to die at home – CBC

Mar 01, 2019 Oqittuq Etuq returned home to Iqaluit this week to die surrounded by friends and family after he’d spent 15 years alone in Ottawa receiving dialysis treatment. Etuq was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2003 and the next year he was sent to Ottawa for treatment because the treatment he needed is not offered in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201936 Views

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Territorial Health Leadership Sign Declaration of Commitment to Embed Cultural Safety within the NWT Health and Social Services System

As part of the Department of Health and Social Services’ official release of the Caring for Our People: Cultural Safety Action Plan 2018-2020 today, a Declaration of Commitment was signed to embed cultural safety within the Northwest Territories’ health and social services system. Signatories to the Declaration of Commitment included: Health and Social Services Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201936 Views

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Kugaaruk to remain prohibited community

IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 26, 2019) – In a plebiscite held February 25, Kugaaruk residents voted to continue the current system of liquor prohibition. Fifty-four per cent of voters were against moving towards a restricted quantities system for alcohol. Under the Liquor Act, at least 60 per cent of voters are needed to change the status […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201943 Views

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Nunavut community votes to maintain prohibition – Nunatsiaq News

February 26, 2019 54 per cent of Kugaaruk voters say no to permitting restricted quantities of beer, wine Kugaaruk residents have opted to keep alcohol prohibited following a Feb. 25 liquor plebiscite in the Kitikmeot community. On Feb. 25, eligible voters were asked if they wanted to change the current system in favour of allowing […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201944 Views

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NT Government – March is Nutrition Month: “What’s On Your Plate?” The Easy and Healthy Recipe Contest

Across Canada, March is Nutrition Month, and this year, dietitians are helping Canadians realize the potential for food to improve health, fuel activities, and bring people together. Research consistently shows that a healthy diet can help prevent illness and can lower the risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201941 Views

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Truth, respect and recognition: addressing barriers to Indigenous maternity care – CMAJ

Janet Smylie MD MPH, Wanda Phillips-Beck RN MSc For those of us living and working in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, the finding of the linked research by Wall-Wieler and colleagues,1 that mothers with a history of child apprehension are less likely to receive adequate prenatal care in subsequent pregnancies, comes as no surprise. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201936 Views

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