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Choosing a college close to home pays off

Choosing a college close to home pays off

Northern College nursing graduate Carly Montfort   By LEN GILLIS Caring for her sick grandmother was one of the things that convinced Carly Montfort she should seek a career caring… Read more »

WARNING: Blue – green algae discovered in Sudbury lake

WARNING: Blue – green algae discovered in Sudbury lake

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has advised Public Health Sudbury & Districts that results from samples taken July 2, 2019, from Long Lake are positive for blue-green algae… Read more »

Sudbury will investigate supervised safe drug sites

Sudbury will investigate supervised safe drug sites

Sudbury’s Community Drug Strategy (CDS) is launching a study to explore if supervised consumption services could help address some of the drug issues in Greater Sudbury, said a news release… Read more »

Minister of Health comments on World Blood Donor Day

Minister of Health comments on World Blood Donor Day

Call for more blood donors in Canada Today — June 14, 2019 —  is World Blood Donor Day — an opportunity to thank those who give blood and to recognize that… Read more »

More cases of whooping cough reported in the North

More cases of whooping cough reported in the North

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is responding to increased reports of pertussis infections (whooping cough) in its service area of Greater Sudbury and Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. A total of 12 cases… Read more »

Sudbury health unit renews opioid overdose warning

Sudbury health unit renews opioid overdose warning

The Community Drug Strategy has received a report of a higher number of suspected opioid overdoses in Sudbury, said a news release from Public Health Sudbury and Districts. While we cannot confirm… Read more »

Forest fire smoke impacting air quality in Northwestern Ontario

Forest fire smoke impacting air quality in Northwestern Ontario

Due to a number of forest fires in the region, some communities in Northwestern Ontario are experiencing smoke in the air. An air quality advisory has been issued today for… Read more »

Health Unit merger plan called dangerous

Health Unit merger plan called dangerous

NDP health critic and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas said Ontaro Premier Doug Ford’s plans to cut the number of northern public health units to just two — down from nine — is dangerous… Read more »

Feds providing access to new opioid treatments

Feds providing access to new opioid treatments

TORONTO- May 15, 2019 – The opioid crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health issues in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, between January 2016 and September 2018,… Read more »

Vale releases miners mental health study results

Vale releases miners mental health study results

By LEN GILLIS A survey into the state of the mental health of Vale mine workers in Sudbury produced some startling answers for the researchers looking into the mental well-being… Read more »

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