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Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – The government should identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service to be covered under the Canada Health Act, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered a petition on the subject in the House of Commons Tuesday, making the case [Read more]

Telehomecare Post-Acute Care Program: Meet Trudy Epp

Telehomecare Post-Acute Care Program: Meet Trudy Epp

“Telehomecare is a life-line for me. It is a very important resource for people like me, coming out of the hospital with a new, serious diagnosis. I am privileged to be a part of this beneficial program,” says Trudy Epp, a congestive heart failure (CHF) patient of the Telehomecare Post-Acute [Read more]

Kakabeka Crystal Water Recall

Kakabeka Crystal Water Recall

Originally released March 9, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is asking the public not to drink any Kakabeka Crystal water products due to evidence of bacterial contamination. The owner of Kakabeka Crystal is cooperating with the Health Unit in a voluntary recall, [Read more]

Temporary Suspension of Shelter House TBay’s SOS Program

Shelter House Thunder Bay Announces Temporary Suspension of the SOS (Street Outreach Service) Program effective April 1, 2017. THUNDER BAY, ON – Shelter House Thunder Bay will be suspending the SOS (Street Outreach Service) Program effective April 1, 2017 due to a funding shortfall of just [Read more]

Indigenous Community Partners Gather at NOSM

Indigenous Community Partners Gather at NOSM

First-year medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) spend four weeks in an Indigenous community during one of their Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) modules. Each of the communities that host students has a Local Community Coordinator (LCC) to help orient the students [Read more]

Manitouwadge Hospital Public Engagement – Schedule Change

Manitouwadge Hospital Public Engagement – Schedule Change

To better meet demand, we have added a Thursday evening session as well.  Feel free to print and circulate the poster to your friends and family.  We look forward to your input into the future our how we deliver health care in Manitouwadge. Thank you. Jocelyn Bourgoin, C.E.O. Manitouwadge [Read more]

New Member Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors

New Member Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Public Appointments Secretariat of the Province of Ontario, through Order-in-Council, has appointed a new member to the North West Local Health Integration Network’s (North West LHIN’s) Board of Directors. Appointed on December 7, 2016 for a three-year term, the North [Read more]

Emeraude’s LifeHacks: 5 Ways to Keep Warm Without Turning Up the Thermostat

Emeraude’s LifeHacks: 5 Ways to Keep Warm Without Turning Up the Thermostat

It’s still winter, and the cold isn’t over yet! But using electricity or gas to stay warm isn’t great for the planet, not to mention your wallet. Here are some ideas to keep warm without using turning up the furnace: Wear a warm and comfy sweater! If you want a new one or don’t have [Read more]

Manitouwadge Hospital Hosts Public Engagement Sessions Next Week

Manitouwadge Hospital Hosts Public Engagement Sessions Next Week

Dear Manitouwadge Residents Pardon the intrusion.  I’m reaching out to every contact I have in my email list for an important opportunity. The Manitouwadge General Hospital is exploring the next steps in our journey in the creation of a Local Health Hub as per the Health Services Blueprint of [Read more]

Eating disorders are deadly and misunderstood

Eating disorders are deadly and misunderstood

When I met with representatives from the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) over a year ago, I had no idea that we would soon work together to try to shine a light on the difficulties that face those who suffer from these disorders and how that affects their loved ones.   Like many [Read more]

Ontario Recognizing the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent

Ontario Recognizing the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent

Province Working to Eliminate Systemic Racism Ontario is formally recognizing the United Nations’ (UN) Decade for People of African Descent. This declaration acknowledges that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. The UN Decade [Read more]

Terrace Bay Community Centre Update

Terrace Bay Community Centre Update

TERRACE BAY, ON – Due to problems with the Refrigeration Plant at the Terrace Bay Community Centre, it will be necessary to depressurize the Ammonia System. No leak has occurred and no ammonia has been released. A State of Emergency has been Declared for precautionary reasons and to allow for [Read more]

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister is responding today to a new commitment made on Friday by Premier Wynne to clean the English-Wabigoon River.  The river has been highly contaminated since 1962 when a paper company in Dryden began dumping 9,000 kg of untreated mercury waste into the river [Read more]

Statement from MPP Michael Gravelle Re: Temporary Leave

Statement from MPP Michael Gravelle Re: Temporary Leave

Over the past months I have been struggling with a feeling of uneasiness that I have not been able to shake. My doctor diagnosed me with depression last year. Since then, I have been grappling with this disease privately while maintaining, to the best of my ability, the work that I love to do as [Read more]

Statement from Ministers Zimmer and Murray re: English Wabigoon River

Statement from Ministers Zimmer and Murray re: English Wabigoon River

On Friday, Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister and David Suzuki. Minister Zimmer and Minister Murray have released the following joint statement: “Mercury contamination has had a profound [Read more]

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