Health

MMCC Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic Today

The Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre walk-up clinic is happening today! Walk-up appointments are open from 1 to 3pm. The clinic is using Pfizer, so the clinic is open to anyone 12+. A health card is not needed to get immunized but if you have one, please bring it with you.

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LDHC Palliative Care Program’s 3rd Annual Memorial Butterfly Release

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The LDHC Palliative Care Program is excited to welcome our live butterflies back again this year! It has been a difficult year for all, but we are excited to celebrate and honour those who have passed! As Ontario moves through the road to recovery, we have decided to host our event a bit differently again this year, with our community ...

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Forest fire smoke and your health – North Algoma special air quality alert

With active forest fires in northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba, Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for parts of north Algoma, including White River, Wawa and Dubreuilville.  Smoke plumes from these active fires may result in deteriorated air quality across these areas. Algoma Public Health cautions residents that air pollution from wildfire smoke can be harmful to ...

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APH – 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#405)

Algoma Public Health has reported one (1) new case of COVID-19 (#405), from Sault Ste. Marie and area. The individual was tested today, July 23rd, 2021 and is of close contact exposure. Through contact tracing, all close contacts have been notified.

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Two NOSM students receive CIBC Indigenous Learner Leadership Award

Mélanie-Rose Frappier and Alison Lewis, both fourth-year medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), are the inaugural recipients of newly established CIBC Indigenous Learner Leadership Awards. The awards recognize self-identified Indigenous learners at NOSM who demonstrate exceptional leadership and mentorship within the School and community. “Mélanie-Rose and Alison are fantastic leaders with a strong commitment to promoting ...

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Deux étudiantes de l’EMNO reçoivent le Prix de leadership étudiant de la CIBC pour les Autochtones

MMélanie-Rose Frappier et Alison Lewis, étudiantes en quatrième année de médecine à l’École de médecine du Nord de l’Ontario (EMNO) sont les toutes premières lauréates du nouveau Prix de leadership étudiant de la CIBC pour les Autochtones. Ce prix récompense des étudiantes et étudiants de l’EMNO qui se disent Autochtones et apportent du leadership et du mentorat exceptionnels à l’École ...

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Maamwesying Northern Clinic to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

The Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services NORTHERN CLINIC will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 administering the Moderna vaccine with afternoon and evening appointments available. Indigenous people (First Nation, Metis, Inuit) and Urban Indigenous in Wawa, Chapleau and the surrounding area 18 years and up are the focus of this clinic. Appointments are also ...

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L’Ontario met à jour les exigences en matière de dépistage dans les foyers de soins de longue durée

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L’Ontario lèvera l’exigence selon laquelle le personnel, les fournisseurs de soins et les visiteurs entièrement immunisés et asymptomatiques doivent subir un test de dépistage avant d’entrer dans les foyers de soins de longue durée. Cette mise à jour des exigences en matière de dépistage a été effectuée en consultation avec le Dr Kieran Moore, médecin hygiéniste en chef, et repose ...

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Ontario Updates Testing Requirements at Long-Term Care Homes

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Ontario will be removing the requirement that fully-immunized and asymptomatic staff, caregivers and visitors be tested before entering long-term care homes. This update to testing requirements was made in consultation with Dr. Kieran Moore, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and is based on the latest scientific evidence and expert advice. Updated guidance to retirement homes will also recommend exempting ...

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Nothing Ordinary: The Story of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Northern Ontario is a vast territory — almost as big as France and Germany combined — with a widely scattered population the size of only 10% of the rest of the province. While rich in forests, minerals, scenery and brilliant, hardy people, Ontario’s north, like many other rural and remote areas, require specially trained doctors equipped to handle the unique ...

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The ADSB Summer Wellness Line

The ADSB Summer Wellness Line is available again this summer for Algoma District School Board (ADSB) parents (or students age 14 and older) who are welcome to phone the Summer Wellness Line if they would like: to book a virtual appointment for counselling support for students to speak with a school-based mental health professional about strategies to support students info ...

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Horwath calls for investment to urgently perform delayed surgeries

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling for provincial funding and an urgent action plan to help people quickly get the procedures and surgeries they need, hundreds of thousands of which have been delayed by COVID-19. “Thousands of people are coping with pain and worry while they wait for procedures like cancer scans, hip replacements and even heart surgeries,” ...

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