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Boil water advisory for parts of the city of Iqaluit affected by water main repairs

August 11, 2015 Public Health Advisory Boil water advisory for parts of the city of Iqaluit affected by water main repairs August 11, 2015 Iqaluit, NU The Department of Health and the City of Iqaluit are issuing a boil water advisory for the following areas of the City of Iqaluit:  Buildings 157, 159, 161, 163 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015232 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Funding in Yukon

New investments will improve services and training for front-line staff treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder July 30, 2015 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Health Canada Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Yukon Minister of Health and Social Services Mike Nixon, announced an investment to strengthen training and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2015319 Views

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Minister Aglukkaq announces investment of over $18 million to strengthen health services in the Northwest Territories

Funding will streamline access to health services and improve oral health for children and youth July 30, 2015 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Health Canada The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2015289 Views

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NTI Welcomes the Changes to Nutrition North Canada

(July 30, 2015 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today welcomed the change announced to the Nutrition North Canada program earlier this week. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt announced that effective April 1, 2016, retailers would be required to implement a point-of-sale system to show consumers how the subsidy is being applied […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2015233 Views

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Trichinella alert for Rankin Inlet

July 29, 2015 Rankin Inlet, NU The Department of Health is advising residents of Rankin Inlet that a walrus has tested positive for trichinella. If you have eaten any uncooked walrus recently, and have experienced stomach pain, muscle pain, diarrhea, swollen eyelids, sweating and weakness, you might be infected with trichinella, the parasite that causes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2015287 Views

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Boil water advisory for Whale Cove

July 24, 2015 All residents of Whale Cove must boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure based on unacceptable levels of total coliform bacteria in the water system. The Department of Health is working with the Department of Community and Government Services to investigate this matter, and additional water […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015602 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Tallcree First Nation Water Treatment Plant

Credits: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Published on May 28, 2015 This video demonstrates how a First Nation working together with the elements of engineering, funding and contractors can achieve a common goal. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015676 Views

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Season of birth is different in Inuit suicide victims born into Traditional than into Modern Lifestyle: a register study from Greenland

There is growing evidence that living conditions at birth play a role in medical conditions later in life. Population-based studies from the Northern Hemisphere have shown that persons born in the spring or summer are at greater risk of committing suicide. A statistical correlation with light availability at birth has been observed in past research, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2015253 Views

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New legislation sets stage for health system transformation

YELLOWKNIFE (June 11, 2015) – A major step towards the vision of Best Health, Best Care for a Better Future shared by Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy, the Department of Health and Social Services and all NWT Health and Social Services was taken last week. On June 4th, 2015; Bill 44: An […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2015308 Views

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2015 Time to Quit contest winners announced

June 05, 2015 For Immediate Release IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 5, 2015) – The Department of Health is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Time to Quit contest. Grand prize winners and quit buddies for the Baffin region are: Sean MacIntosh, Shawn Balfour, quit buddy; Laura-Jeannie Gibbons, Mavis Panipakuchoo, quit buddy. Kivalliq region: Catherine […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2015312 Views

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