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Message from the Minister of Health: National Oral Health Month – April 2017

April is Oral Health Month – a good reminder to maintain healthy habits and recognize how good oral health can benefit our overall well-being. Prevention is key. Daily brushing and flossing, not smoking, reducing our daily intake of sugars, and drinking fluoridated water go a long way in lowering the risk of oral health issues […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 20179 Views

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Successful school nutrition program going provincewide

Apr 05, 2017 Alberta’s school nutrition program is being expanded to every school board in the 2017/18 school year, thanks to an additional $10 million from Budget 2017. The school nutrition program was first rolled out in the current school year with $3.5 million in funding to 14 school boards. More than 5,000 students in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201716 Views

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Alberta expands school food program to all publicly funded school boards – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 5, 2017 EDMONTON _ Alberta is expanding its school food program. It announced today that the program, which ensures students receive a meal or snack each day, will be in every publicly funded school board in the 2017-18 school year. School boards must demonstrate how their program adheres to the Alberta Nutrition […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201711 Views

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PSA: Panel and documentary explore men’s mental health

March 24, 2017 Attend a free screening and panel discussion of The Mask You Live In, a documentary that follows the lives of young men as they negotiate strict expectations of manhood. Themes include the rejection of emotions and genuine relationships, which correlate to men’s higher rates of mental illness, suicide and violent crime. Date: […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201721 Views

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New book takes a detailed look at ‘Indian Hospitals’ – APTN

March 17, 2017 Canada had segregated healthcare for Indigenous people for decades. They were known as “Indian Hospitals” and were notorious for their abuse, neglect and, in some cases, experiments. A new investigative book tackles the subject in great detail and the revelations aren’t any more flattering. Tfennario@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/03/17/new-book-takes-a-detailed-look-at-indian-hospitals/

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201722 Views

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Budget Disappoints Individuals with Disabilities and their Families

March 17, 2017 Yesterday’s budget does not adequately reflect the interests of individuals with disabilities and their families. The overall budget for Persons with Disabilities is the same as the forecast for the past year. This budget simply keeps pace with last year’s expenditures. While this government has announced many initiatives, even during a period […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201723 Views

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Continuing to support recovery after the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires

March 14, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Almost a year after the worst natural disaster in Canada’s history, the residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, are continuing to rebuild their lives, and come to grips with the physical, mental and environmental impacts of the wildfires and evacuation. As part of its […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201729 Views

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CNF: Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout

March 13, 2017 Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout, a Cree speaker, was born and raised on the Kehewin First Nation in Alberta. After graduating from the Edmonton General Hospital as a Registered Nurse, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, with Distinction, from the University of Lethbridge and a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201722 Views

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Government of Canada Announces $6 million in Emergency Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Alberta

From Health Canada March 10, 2017 Ottawa, ON – Alberta Government of Canada Builds on $75 million in federal funding previously announced to address this crisis The current overdose crisis is having a devastating impact in many communities and has been spreading across the country. Today, the Government of Canada announced an additional $6 million […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201729 Views

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Mobile homes headed to Fort Chipewyan to relieve housing shortage – CBC

‘There’s a housing shortage in Fort Chipewyan … There’s overcrowding and people living with relatives.’ Mar 03, 2017 Sixteen mobile homes are destined for the Northern Alberta community of Fort Chipewyan in an effort to address a shortage of housing in the community. The Wood Buffalo Housing Development Corporation announced Wednesday it had reached an […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 201731 Views

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