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Influenza vaccine clinic hours – Iqaluit Public Health

October 24, 2016 Public Service Announcement Influenza vaccine clinic hours – Iqaluit Public Health In Iqaluit, people can get their flu vaccine at public health from Monday to Friday. The clinics are open from 8:30 to11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Evening clinics are at public health on: Monday, October 24, 5-6:30 p.m. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201649 Views

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Unilingual Inuit in Ottawa seniors’ homes need translators, argues Nunavut MLA – CBC

Some Nunavummiut wait for more than 1,000 days for placement in long-term care facilities Oct 24, 2016 Nunavut’s Health Minister says he’s exploring ways to provide full-time interpretation services for unilingual Inuit elders who move to Ottawa for long-term care because there aren’t enough facilities within the territory. “A number of Nunavut elders are currently […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201647 Views

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We Matter’ campaign speaks directly to Indigenous youth contemplating suicide – CBC

Videos of inspiration encourage Indigenous youth to not give up during tough times Oct 19, 2016 A brother/sister duo from Hay River, Northwest Territories, launched a new online campaign, We Matter, for Indigenous youth who feel alone and are looking for support. The website features videos of Indigenous people from across Canada sharing a personal […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016154 Views

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BR Sick Babies Nunavut – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 19, 2016  New research shows newborn babies in some Arctic regions have the highest rates of serious lung infections ever recorded in medical literature. A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says cases involving Inuit infants in northern Quebec and western Nunavut are so numerous, it would […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016145 Views

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NWT Seniors’ Society 2015-2016 Annual Report Now Available

Read our most recent annual report here: Annual Report 2015-2016 This entry was posted in Events, News on October 15, 2016. NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 2016116 Views

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Protect yourself from whooping cough

October 17, 2016 The Department of Health advises that whooping cough (pertussis) has now spread throughout the territory, and is a serious and active health concern. The best way to protect yourself from whooping cough is to ensure everyone in your household is vaccinated. It is very important that pregnant women in the last trimester, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201671 Views

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New country food guidebook shared on World Food Day

October 14, 2016 Public Service Announcement New country food guidebook shared on World Food Day October 16 is World Food Day! Around the globe, the day is celebrated by individuals and organizations committed to food security. In recognition of this day, the Nunavut Food Security Coalition is sharing a new guidebook, Serving Country Food in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 14, 201696 Views

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N.W.T. to consider managed alcohol programs – CBC

‘No one program fits all. We need to come with more options,’ says health minister Oct 14, 2016 N.W.T.’s health minister says he’s prepared to consider managed alcohol programs, which give alcoholics set amounts of liquor throughout the day, for the Northwest Territories. Some Canadian cities have found managed alcohol programs lowered health care and emergency services costs. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 14, 201684 Views

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Award-winning Indigenous mental health programs struggle with finding funding – CBC

Oct 14, 2016 ‘Nobody has stepped up to ensure our financial security,’ says Ilisaqsivik Society executive director A lack of renewable and sustained funding for Inuit mental health programs means some award-winning Nunavut groups that tackle the issue of suicide are constantly “scrambling,” a House of Commons committee heard this month. MPs with the Standing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2016134 Views

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Reminder: Boil water advisory for Whale Cove

October 13, 2016 Public Health Advisory Reminder: Boil water advisory for Whale Cove The Department of Health is reminding residents of Whale Cove that the boil water advisory is still in effect. . This is a precautionary measure based on unacceptable levels of total coliform bacteria in the water system. The Department of Health continues […]

by pmnationtalk on October 14, 201697 Views

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