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Iroquois Lodge Implements Outbreak Protocol as Precautionary Measure

On February 24, 2021, Ohsweken Public Health notified the Iroquois Lodge that two of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test results were discovered as a result of the Iroquois Lodge’s surveillance testing safeguard measure that has been in place since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep residents and staff […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20218 Views

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Friendship Centres ready to assist with urban Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine rollout

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 Approximately two-thirds of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) members have expressed interest in supporting national vaccine roll out, representing nearly 60 sites. “We know that at least 50 to 60 Friendship Centres across the country are ready and able to take on a Covid-19 vaccine clinic should they be supported […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20219 Views

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Dr. Alika Lafontaine elected as 2021 CMA president-elect nominee

February 26, 2021 Canadian Medical Association (CMA) members in Alberta have voted Dr. Alika Lafontaine as a nominee for CMA president in 2022–23. Dr. Lafontaine is an award-winning physician who practises anesthesia in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He was born and raised in Treaty 4 Territory (Southern Saskatchewan) and has Anishinaabe, Cree, Metis and Pacific Islander […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20215 Views

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COVID-19 vaccine clinics underway this week for eligible recipients in Sudbury and districts

This week, the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to more groups of eligible recipients in Sudbury and districts. Currently, only those eligible, based on Provincial direction, can get vaccinated. Public Health Sudbury & Districts has been working directly with partner agencies to identify those individuals to ensure they book their appointments to get vaccinated. As […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20215 Views

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Vision for Tomorrow: RNAO’s Nurse Practitioner Task Force report makes recommendations to enhance and expand the role of NPs to improve timely access to quality care

COVID-19 has underlined the need for the Ontario government to ensure nurse practitioners (NP) are utilized to their full potential for the benefit of patients and overall population health. Nowhere is this more evident than in the province’s long-term care (LTC) sector where a record number of residents died, victims of long-standing severe staffing shortages […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20214 Views

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Leaders in Thunder Bay area seek COVID relief, province to decide on lockdown – NiagaraFallsReview.ca

Feb. 26, 2021 Community leaders in the Thunder Bay, Ont., area are calling on all levels of government to take action on the worrying spread of COVID-19 in the city that’s a travel hub for northwestern Ontario. Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler are requesting support […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20216 Views

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Four Additional Positive Covid-19 Cases Confirmed in James & Hudson Bay Region

To our community members: WAHA is confirming that four additional COVID-19 cases have been identified. This increases the case count to nineteen positive COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the respective communities’ leadership to state that one of the new cases is in Moosonee and three are in Moose Factory. WAHA […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20215 Views

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FWFN, NAN Call for Action to Support Pandemic Response in Thunder Bay as COVID-19 Cases Rise

FWFN, ON: Fort William First Nation (FWFN) Chief Peter Collins and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler are calling on all levels of government, relevant agencies and organizations to take decisive action as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the City of Thunder Bay, a major hub for communities across Northwestern Ontario. “Fort […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20214 Views

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The Daily Friday, February 26, 2021

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, January 2021 The Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) rose 2.0% in January, mainly as a result of higher prices for lumber and other wood products, as well as energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) was up 5.7%, driven primarily by higher prices for crude […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20215 Views

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2021 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada: Many First Nations communities still without reliable access to safe drinking water

Ottawa, 25 February 2021—A report from Auditor General Karen Hogan tabled today in the House of Commons concludes that the support provided by Indigenous Services Canada has not been adequate to address long-standing problems with safe drinking water for many of Canada’s First Nations communities. Drinking water advisories remain a part of daily life in many […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202129 Views

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