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Mental-health, addiction supports for youth expand in the Interior

April 17, 2024 PRINCETON – Children, youth and families in Princeton and Merritt will benefit from seamless mental-health and addiction services as B.C. expands Integrated Child and Youth (ICY) teams to within the School District 58 Nicola-Similkameen boundary. “Children and youth today face more challenges than ever before, and it is important for them to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202413 Views

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Auxiliary Society for Comox Valley Healthcare celebrates 110 years of giving – Comox Valley Record

April 17, 2024 The Auxiliary Society for Comox Valley Healthcare is celebrating 110 years of giving in a most appropriate manner: by giving $110,000 to local charities. The ASCVH has selected 11 worthy local non-profits to receive $10,000 each. The presentation took place on Tuesday, April 16, in recognition of Volunteer Week. The groups receiving […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202414 Views

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New BC Cancer centre in Nanaimo moves forward

NANAIMO – People are one step closer to accessing enhanced cancer care services as a business plan for the new BC Cancer centre at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) has been approved. “The population in Nanaimo is growing rapidly and aging, and we’re taking a critical step to strengthen health services in the region so […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202416 Views

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The toxic drug crisis: a devastating public health emergency reaches its eighth year

Apr 16, 2024 The 14th of April, 2024, marked eight years since British Columbia (BC) declared a public health emergency due to increased drug poisonings. Since then, more than 14,000 people have died due to toxic substances. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) recognizes this somber anniversary as one that has disproportionately taken the lives […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202428 Views

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Supports increased for people with complex care needs

April 15, 2024 KELOWNA – People facing complex mental-health, addiction and housing challenges will benefit from better access to housing with the wraparound supports they need. Two hundred and forty new complex-care housing (CCH) units, as announced in the Province’s Homes for People plan in 2023, are coming to communities in B.C. to provide people […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202422 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Declare State of Local Emergency Due to Opioid Crisis

The Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has declared a state of local emergency in response to recent deaths in communities last week. This order was issued for all six Tŝilhqot’in communities and provides the Nation with the opportunity to access additional government support. The toxic drug supply combined with the harms of historical and present-day colonialism […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202422 Views

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Premier’s, minister’s, provincial health officer’s statements on the eighth anniversary of toxic-drug public-health emergency

VICTORIA – Premier David Eby has issued the following statement marking the eighth anniversary of the toxic-drug public-health emergency: “Today, as we mark eight years since our province declared the toxic-drug crisis a public-health emergency, we recognize the catastrophic impact this crisis has had on so many people in British Columbia. “Every life taken by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202419 Views

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Overdoses prompt First Nation in B.C. to declare state of emergency – Atin Ito News

April 15 2024 A spike in overdose deaths in the six British Columbia nations that make up the Tsilhqot’in National Government has prompted the chiefs to declare a local state of emergency. Tsilhqot’in National Government says community grieving recent deaths. A spike in overdose deaths in the six First Nations that make up the Tsilhqot’in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202416 Views

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Dr. Sheila Blackstock assumes the role of Board Chair

After 10 years of dedicated service, Colleen Erickson has retired from her position as Board Chair for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). Former Vice-Chair Dr. Sheila Blackstock was appointed to the role of Chair on April 1, 2024. Erickson, a former two-term Chief of Saik’uz First Nation, was appointed to the FNHA Board in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202426 Views

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Province takes more actions to strengthen primary care for people

April 11, 2024 VICTORIA – Patients looking for a family physician or a nurse practitioner will be better supported, as the Province provides an update on the work already underway and introduces new digital tools for providers to improve and speed up the connection process. “Last year we made a commitment to better connect people […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 202420 Views

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