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Improving Health in First Nations by Addressing Food Insecurity

Improving Health in First Nations by Addressing Food Insecurity

Understanding Our Food Systems Project Builds Food Sovereignty at Community Level By GRAHAM STRONG Food security is a known social determinant of health. However, food insecurity is a real issue… Read more »

Eat-Move-Repeat is a Timmins success story

Eat-Move-Repeat is a Timmins success story

Encouraging people to eat well and stay active By LEN GILLIS Traditional moose meat and bannock served up with a fresh pico de gallo side dish is just one of… Read more »

Documentary film outlines importance of traditional foods in Sioux Lookout

Documentary film outlines importance of traditional foods in Sioux Lookout

  By GREG LINK Special to NOMJ Northern Ontario health care is undergoing a holistic healing renaissance and Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is at the heart… Read more »

Partnership improves discharge planning for nine first nations

Partnership improves discharge planning for nine first nations

Dilico and Thunder Bay hospital work at addressing follow-up care challenges in remote communities Discharge planning can be challenging in Northern Ontario for hospital patients going back to communities outside… Read more »

Meet Dr. Kona Williams; Canada’s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist

Meet Dr. Kona Williams; Canada’s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist

By JASON TURNBULL Special to NOMJ Dr. Kona Williams’ entire professional life revolves around death. As a Forensic Pathologist, and the first Indigenous person to hold that title in Canada,… Read more »

Update on Cat Lake funding announced by Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan

Update on Cat Lake funding announced by Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan

The health care crisis at Cat Lake First Nation, north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario is not what federal  Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan expected when he was named to that… Read more »

New executive VP announced at Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

New executive VP announced at Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

  Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Valerie Grdisa as the new Executive Vice… Read more »

Sudbury geriatrician is urging more seniors to get vaccines

Sudbury geriatrician is urging more seniors to get vaccines

A Sudbury specialist in health care for senior citizens has sounded  the alarm bell for the flu vaccine, among others. Dr. Janet McElhaney, a geriatrician at Health Sciences North,  a… Read more »

CNIB unveils completely new Eye Van for Northern Ontario

CNIB unveils completely new Eye Van for Northern Ontario

Eight-month Northern tour begins on Sunday It’s a quiet Northern Ontario success story that doesn’t see a lot of accolades, but it goes a long way to helping people see… Read more »

Northwestern Health Unit warning about needles beneath melting snow

Northwestern Health Unit warning about needles beneath melting snow

With spring weather quickly approaching, many workplaces, community groups and individuals will be taking steps to clean up outdoor spaces. The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) would like to remind the… Read more »

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