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Band councillor decries brown, smelly water pouring from taps on N.S. reserve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2016  ST. PETERS, N.S. _ A councillor from a Cape Breton native reserve says residents are fed up with the thick, brown water pouring out of their taps. Jocelyn Marshall of the Potlotek First Nation says there are high concentrations of manganese and iron in the water, giving off an odour […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 2016125 Views

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Wellness Week events planned across the province

September 29, 2016 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Communities across the province will be celebrating Wellness Week, Oct. 1-7, with a series of special events. “I am glad to see communities helping to build a culture of wellness in our province,” Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman said. “We know that building supportive environments to make wellness […]

by pmnationtalk on September 29, 201693 Views

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Cape Breton’s Potlotek First Nation protests dirty water – CBC

Sep 27, 2016 Thick, black liquid pouring out of taps at the Cape Breton reserve A rally at Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton protested ongoing dirty water issues in the community Tuesday afternoon. Residents say the thick, black liquid coming out of their taps is “really gross” and “disgusting” and they want the federal […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2016123 Views

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First Nations In Canada Face Greater Risk Of Diabetes

Credits: wochit News Published on Sep 19, 2016 A new study shows diabetes is more widespread among descendants of people who lived in Canada before Europeans arrived than among the general population. The University of Calgary researchers found, about 8 of 10 First Nations people will develop diabetes at a young age, compared to roughly […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201678 Views

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Mental Health Foundation to bring end family violence campaign to New Waterford Monday – Cape Breton Post

September 22, 2016 NEW WATERFORD — The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia will bring the fourth event in its year long ‘Opening Doors: End Family Violence’ campaign to the Carmel Centre on Monday. The theme of the New Waterford event is ‘Addictions and Youth’ and will feature mental health expert Jessi Roper, a clinical […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 201698 Views

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Did you know…about the NL Medical Transportation Assistance Program?

September 20, 2016 The Medical Transportation Assistance Program (MTAP) provides financial assistance to beneficiaries of the Medical Care Plan (MCP) who incur substantial out-of-pocket travel costs to access specialized insured medical services which are not available in their immediate area of residence and/or within the Province. MCP beneficiaries required to travel for specialized insured medical […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2016197 Views

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Diabetes epidemic in indigenous populations’ highlights disparity – CBC

‘The alarm was on. People started working on it. But somehow the snooze button got pressed’ Sep 19, 2016 About eight in 10 Indigenous Canadians who are young adults will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes compared with five in 10 in the general population, a new study suggests. To make the projection published […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201688 Views

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NunatuKavut increases contribution to Liz’s Walk and Canadian Diabetes Association

September 14, 2016 – ST. JOHN’S, NL – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced that it has contributed $5,000 to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) through Liz’s Walk, a cause started by Guy Poole over 11 years ago in memory of his wife, Elizabeth (Liz) Poole, who lost her life to complications from diabetes. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2016103 Views

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World Suicide Prevention Day Message from President Johannes Lampe

September 10, 2016 As a survivor of suicide, I know firsthand just what it is like to lose a loved one. There is a lot of hurt and pain, and a lot of suffering. The impacts are far reaching. I’ve spent many sleepless nights struggling to understand why people choose to take their own lives. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201698 Views

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NunatuKavut: Guy Poole’s 2016 walk in support of diabetes research

11 September 2016 Since 2006, Guy Poole has walked over 2300 km in memory of his late wife Liz and has raised over $100,000 in support of diabetes research. This year, Guy began his walk in Gander on September 3 and will finish up in St. John’s this week. If you are in the St. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201692 Views

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