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Canada’s health ministers set to discuss progress on legalizing marijuana – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 EDMONTON _ It’s cannabis day today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is to deliver an update on progress to have marijuana legalized as of July 1. Ottawa is in charge of the overall rules on health and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20173 Views

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Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions. “(It’s about) ensuring that there is consistent understanding no matter what jurisdiction you’re in about what has been prescribed […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20173 Views

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Special Report: The untold story of 14 kids who lost their mother in the crash of Wapiti Flight 402 – CBC

Twin-engine plane crashed near High Prairie on Oct. 19, 1984, killing six of the 10 people on board Oct 19, 2017 The children were crowded around a little black-and-white television set, but only half-watching it. The older Noskiye siblings were sprawled across three worn couches in their tiny living room. The younger ones were on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20177 Views

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It will devastate the community:’ Alberta firefighter dies battling wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS A volunteer firefighter was killed and two men trying to beat back flames on their property were injured in wind-whipped wildfires that scorched parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan and forced the evacuation of several communities. Officials with Cypress County in southeastern Alberta confirmed the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20176 Views

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Health ministers to talk cannabis, opioids during two day meeting in Edmonton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers kick off a two-day meeting in Edmonton today, and topics on the agenda include the ongoing opioid crisis and the pending legalization of cannabis. Deaths from opioid abuse are expected to surpass 3,000 this year, and the ministers say they need to compare notes on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20176 Views

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Breaking the cycle: How 2 Indigenous parents kept their kids out of foster care – CBC

Alice McKay and Damian Abrahams each were determined to keep their families together — and they did Oct 18, 2017 One was a child of a Sixties Scoop survivor who never had a stable home. One was the grandson of a residential school survivor who spent most of his childhood in care. Both were taken […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201710 Views

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Eight stories in the news for today, Oct. 18 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017 4:15 Eight stories in the news for Wednesday, Oct. 18 B.C. AMMONIA LEAK LEAVES THREE DEAD Three people are dead after a possible ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie, B.C. Tuesday night that also forced an evacuation of homes, businesses and a retirement home in the immediate area. WorkSafeBC said based […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201714 Views

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Health ministers set for meetings in Edmonton on Indigenous health, opioids – Edmonton Journal

October 17, 2017 Indigenous health, opioids and medical assistance in dying will be the major topics on the agenda later this week as Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman hosts her counterparts from around the country. Two days of meetings are set for Thursday and Friday at the Federal Building on the legislature grounds. New federal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201710 Views

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First Nations writer and artist Aaron Paquette lone candidate to survive Alberta election – APTN

October 17, 2017 While there was a record number of Indigenous candidates running in municipal elections across Alberta, only First Nations artist Aaron Paquette was able to secure a seat around a council table. Paquette won handily in Ward 4, an area in the northeast are of Edmonton made up of mostly young, middle class households. Paquette […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 20176 Views

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Wind whipped grass fire: Emergency alerts in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017 2:00 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ Evacuations were ordered in communities across southern Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday due to grass fires from winds that reached in excess of 100 kilometres an hour. Two trains went flying and another caught on fire in southeastern Alberta; trucks went off the road on major highways; […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 20177 Views

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