Health

The federal government and the Athabasca Health Authority are taking part in discussions about resources needed to address concerns raised by Fond du Lac's chief last week.
The federal government and the Athabasca Health Authority are taking part in discussions about resources needed to address concerns raised by Fond du Lac's chief last week. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Discussions underway between Gov’t, Athabasca Health Authority

By Bryan Eneas
August 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

In response to a request for help from the Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, the federal government has stated discussions are currently

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili and Saskatoon Fairview MLA Vicki Mowat visited North Battleford Aug. 14. Meili who is touring the province said he would like to see improved ER and surgery wait times overall in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili and Saskatoon Fairview MLA Vicki Mowat visited North Battleford Aug. 14. Meili who is touring the province said he would like to see improved ER and surgery wait times overall in Saskatchewan. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Meili hoping for reduced wait times in province

By Angela Brown
August 17, 2018 - 3:08pm

Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili is concerned about overall wait time delays across the province in emergency rooms and for surgeries.

Meili visited North Battleford Aug. 14 as part of his cross-province tour.

Tim Barnhart, of the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, and Peter Cardinal, of the Cousins Group of Companies, greet one another at the conference Thursday.
Tim Barnhart, of the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, and Peter Cardinal, of the Cousins Group of Companies, greet one another at the conference Thursday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Conference aims to help First Nations explore medical marijuana production

By Angela Brown
August 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Members of many First Nations attended a conference in North Battleford Thursday to find out more about the benefits of getting involved in niche markets such as medical marijuana production and how it could create more economic opportunites for Indigenous people

Fond du Lac Chief Louie Mercredi (right) is calling for better mental health support for his community following the second suicide of a firefighter in just three years.
Fond du Lac Chief Louie Mercredi (right) is calling for better mental health support for his community following the second suicide of a firefighter in just three years. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Fond du Lac Chief, FSIN call for more northern mental health supports

By paNOW Staff
August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

The chief of the Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation is calling for better mental health supports for his community and particularly first responders after the suicide of a local firefighter.

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