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Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health on Nicotine Vaping in Canada

From: Public Health Agency of Canada January 22, 2020 During National Non-Smoking Week, the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) wants to highlight that smoking continues to pose a significant risk to the health of Canadians with over 45,000 people dying from smoking-related causes each year. We recommend that Canadians needing support with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 20209 Views

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2 cases of diphtheria reported on Saskatchewan First Nation – Globalnews.ca

Two cases of a deadly bacterial infection have been discovered in northwest Saskatchewan. The disease is preventable by vaccination, but one doctor says fewer people in the area have been immunized. Kyle Benning reports. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/6439189/indigenous-services-canada-warns-sask-first-nation-about-rare-infections-disease

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 20209 Views

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Care home resident Frederick McKay was found dead in the cold. His sister wants answers, and accountability – CBC

Sask. RCMP says it’s now ‘requiring officers to attend all missing persons complaints in person’ Jan 17, 2020 The death of a Saskatchewan care home resident who wandered away on a cold day in 2017 has left the man’s sister with a lot of questions. On Boxing Day of that year, 59-year-old Frederick Stephen McKay […]

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Sask. child poverty numbers second-highest in Canada: report – CBC

The report 2020: Setting the Stage for a Poverty-Free Canada was released on Jan. 14 Jan 15, 2020 Saskatchewan is behind the majority of the country when it comes to reducing childhood poverty, according to a report released Tuesday morning. In Saskatchewan as of 2017 — the most recent numbers available — more than 275,000 […]

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SK Government: 10,400 New Jobs Created In 2019

January 10, 2020 According to new Statistics Canada data, Saskatchewan saw an increase of 10,400 jobs, or 1.8 per cent, from 2018 to 580,400 jobs.  More than half of that job growth is due to full-time jobs. Saskatchewan’s annual unemployment rate was the fourth lowest among provinces at 5.4 per cent and remained below the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202020 Views

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Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) Statement on Cannabis Extracts, Edibles and Topical Products

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Statement January 6, 2020 In follow up to our October 2018 statement on cannabis and health, we want to advise Canadians on ways to reduce the health risks associated with using cannabis, particularly in relation to new cannabis products becoming legally available across the country. As with other regulated […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202028 Views

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Feds pledge $2.5M to Sask. First Nations to prevent youth ‘harms and deaths’ – CTV News

December 19, 2019 SASKATOON — Indigenous Services Canada on Thursday announced it will spend $2.5 million over the next two years to help Saskatchewan First Nations offer mental health and wellness programming for children and youth. The funding announcement comes in the same week the Ochapowace First Nation declared a state of emergency following the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201966 Views

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Youth Empowerment and Healing and Wellness Investment for First Nations Communities

From: Indigenous Services Canada December 19, 2019 — Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory, Saskatchewan — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the scope and seriousness of the health and mental health challenges facing First Nations people in Canada. Today, Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller joined Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201964 Views

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‘You matter’: Messages of hope for kids in crisis – CBC

Who to contact if you need help WARNING: This story is about a very serious mental health issue that may be upsetting or difficult to read. If you or somebody you know is considering suicide, please contact Kids Help Phone or Crisis Services Canada right away. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201960 Views

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Auditor calls for action to combat suicides in northwest Sask. – meadowlakeNOW

Dec 05, 2019 Saskatchewan’s auditor has laid out a number of areas she believes the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has to improve to address the risk of suicide in northwest Saskatchewan. In her 2019 report, which was released Thursday, Judy Ferguson said the average suicide rate in northwest Saskatchewan in 2018 exceeded the provincial average […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201971 Views

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