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The next battleground in Canada’s euthanasia debate: advance directives – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2017 By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Liana Brittain says each additional day with her husband would have been a precious gift, but a gap in Canada’s assisted-suicide law cut those short. Bill C-14 revolutionized end-of-life care when it was enacted last summer, but it doesn’t permit people to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201710 Views

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Atlantic Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation (Updated)

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Chiefs in Atlantic Canada are expressing frustration and concern over Canada’s lack of action to address serious water conditions in Potlotek First Nation. It’s been one year since residents of the Cape Breton indigenous community raised serious concerns about the quality of their drinking water, and this week, the community has been […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 201714 Views

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N.S. First Nation grappling with water crisis calls for federal action – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  CHAPEL ISLAND, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia Indigenous community struggling with dark, foul-smelling tap water is calling on the federal government to fix a problem that has lingered for a decade. Potlotek First Nation residents have been told not to drink, bathe or wash clothes in the water, which has […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201713 Views

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APC Media Release – Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation Sept. 14

September 14, 2017 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Chiefs in Atlantic Canada are expressing frustration and concern over Canada’s lack of action to address serious water conditions in Potlotek First Nation. It’s been one year since residents of the Cape Breton indigenous community raised serious concerns about the quality of their drinking water, and this week, the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201713 Views

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Dirty-needle kiosks could be installed in every CBRM community – CBC

Ally Centre’s 8 public needle kiosks collected over 78,000 needles last year Sep 13, 2017 The Cape Breton Regional Municipality and its police commission are considering installing collection kiosks for used needles in every community in the region, following a presentation Tuesday from health advocates. The kiosks, which are designed like locked mailboxes, allow intravenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201710 Views

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It takes a village: Breakfast Club of Canada calls on public to support much-needed nationalized in-school breakfast programs

ANCOUVER, Sept. 4, 2017  – With more than 5 million students heading back to school, Breakfast Club of Canada is calling on the public to bring awareness to a shocking truth: every day, 1 in 5 Canadian children are at risk of going to school on an empty stomach. That number is even greater in First […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201718 Views

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Better water and wastewater infrastructure for Springdale residents

From Infrastructure Canada Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador, September 1, 2017—Investing in local infrastructure helps create jobs while improving Canadians’ quality of life. The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are working together to provide residents and businesses with modern, reliable and sustainable water and wastewater services that meet their needs, while also laying the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201719 Views

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Striking differences in rates of suicide attempts between provinces revealed in mental health findings – CBC

Teens and young adults have highest rates of suicide attempts, most difficulty getting mental health care Aug 30, 2017 Young people between 16 and 24 years old have more challenges than other age groups in getting mental health and addiction services in Canada, a new study comparing mental health care across five provinces has found. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201719 Views

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Minister Haggie Welcomes the Release of a Common Statement of Principles with the Federal Government

August 22, 2017 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is welcoming the release of a Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities between the federal, provincial (with the exception of Quebec, which has reached an alternate agreement) and territorial Ministers of Health. These priorities are consistent with actions being undertaken in Newfoundland and Labrador […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 201724 Views

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Culture For Life ~ My Culture. My Life.

Culture For Life My Culture. My Life. To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th 2017, we are choosing to focus on LIFE through culture. We want to help facilitate meaningful connections with culture for First Nations youth and have youth themselves highlight the strength of culture and how it can promote wellness and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017116 Views

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