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Shelter House Launches #ProjectChange Celebrating #EarthDay & Engaging Residents

Shelter House Launches #ProjectChange Celebrating #EarthDay & Engaging Residents

THUNDER BAY, ON – Today, Shelter House celebrated Earth Day with the launch of a new campaign #ProjectChange which aims at empowering and engaging residents throughout the year. This campaign furthers Shelter House’s plan towards engaging residents and providing opportunities for growth [Read more]

Goldcorp Donates $10,000 to Save SOS Program

Goldcorp Donates $10,000 to Save SOS Program

THUNDER BAY, ON –  Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine presented Shelter House Executive Director, Gary Mack, with a $10,000 cheque today for the Street Outreach Services program. Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine opened their new office earlier this week in Thunder Bay and are committed to making a positive [Read more]

MP Serré supports M-105 Calling Federal Gov’t To Lead Support of ALS Research

MP Serré supports M-105 Calling Federal Gov’t To Lead Support of ALS Research

MP Serré supports M-105, a motion calling on the federal government to play a leadership role supporting ALS research, and to find a cure for ALS at the earliest opportunity NICKEL BELT, ON – Later today in the House of Commons, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, will be voting [Read more]

Kakabeka Crystal Resumes Bottling Operations

Kakabeka Crystal Resumes Bottling Operations

THUNDER BAY, ON – Kakabeka Crystal has resumed its production and distribution of bottled water. Internal procedures have been upgraded and samples have confirmed safe drinking water. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is satisfied that adherence to the new procedures will result in [Read more]

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]

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