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BC Government: New St. Paul’s Hospital officially moving forward

Feb. 15, 2019 VANCOUVER – Improved access to life-saving health care is on the way to downtown Vancouver with the approval of the business plan for a new St. Paul’s Hospital. “For over 125 years, people in Vancouver and across British Columbia have benefited from the health care provided by St. Paul’s Hospital,” said Premier […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201913 Views

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UBCIC: DFO Must Engage First Nations to Revise Negligent Aquaculture Policy

February 11, 2019 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – February 08, 2019) On Monday, February 4, 2019, the Federal Court ruled in favour of the ‘Namgis First Nation and Alexandra Morton’s challenge to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and their controversial policy to not test farmed salmon for the Piscine Reo-Virus (PRV) before transfer […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201911 Views

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Minister’s statement on BC Coroners Service report on deaths from illicit drug overdoses

Feb. 7, 2019 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service’s 2018 Data Release for illicit Drug Overdose Deaths in British Columbia has stated that in 2018, 1,489 people died by overdose due to a poisoned, unregulated drug supply. In response, Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following statement: “My heart goes […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201914 Views

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3 First Nations sue Ottawa to save Vancouver Island’s Inter Tribal Health Authority – CBC

B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority ended funding agreements with ITHA in January Feb 04, 2019 Three First Nations chiefs in British Columbia have taken Canada to court to stop a celebrated First Nations health agency from wiping out a smaller counterpart serving 29 First Nations on Vancouver Island. The lawsuit is the latest battle between the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201917 Views

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BC Government: Students supported by new school mental health resources

Feb. 4, 2019 VANCOUVER – B.C. students will benefit from a $3-million investment that will support new school-based mental health programs focused on prevention, wellness promotion and early intervention. The funding will include grants for all 60 school districts and independent schools for staff training sessions, parent information nights, the development of new resource materials […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201916 Views

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Island Health launches needle-awareness campaign – Chemainus Valley Courier

Feb. 4, 2019 Island Health is launching a campaign to encourage people who use needles to return them safely. The campaign will remind people to “make it your gig to return your rig” and support local needle-recovery efforts. The Cowichan Valley, like much of the rest of the province, is grappling with addiction and drug […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201918 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Commemoration Fund for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

New Commemoration Fund to support Indigenous families and communities to honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and LGBTQ2S individuals. February 2, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Department for Women and Gender Equality No relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with Indigenous peoples. We cannot […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201912 Views

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BC Government: Better supports for First Nations Elders and seniors with age-friendly grants

Feb 1, 2019 VICTORIA – First Nations communities are receiving age-friendly grants to support Elders and seniors so they can live active, socially engaged and independent lives. “For the first time ever, age-friendly grants are being provided to First Nations communities to support their efforts in creating healthy, responsive communities for Elders,” said Adrian Dix, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201944 Views

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BC Government: Ministry broadens hiring credentials for new frontline workers

January 31, 2019 VICTORIA – To better respond to the evolving needs of vulnerable children and families, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has expanded the educational and experiential requirements for new frontline workers, in line with recommendations from Grand Chief Ed John’s report on Indigenous child welfare. Preference will continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201924 Views

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IPACC Health and Fitness 2019 Challenge

Jan 30, 2019 IPACC is promoting the Health and Fitness Challenge starting Febraury 18th, 2019. Registered participants in the Challenge will be competing independently and this is open to all people across the nation. The main purpose of this challenge is to motivate you with your fitness and health goals and create a partner, IPACC, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201922 Views

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