Health

LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said she was thankful for the support she would be receiving from the federal government when it comes to the creation of a holistic wellness centre in La Ronge for residents in the North.
LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said she was thankful for the support she would be receiving from the federal government when it comes to the creation of a holistic wellness centre in La Ronge for residents in the North. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Federal government supports LLRIB’s quest for holistic wellness centre

By Bryan Eneas
April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

A long-term solution to one Indigenous community’s mental wellness plight is in the works.

Her Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan gathered to help recognize those who volunteer their time with the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region.
Her Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan gathered to help recognize those who volunteer their time with the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Recognizing those who make communities strong

By Tyler Marr
April 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Prince Albert Parkland Health Region took time to host and thank a long list of volunteers who contribute and enhance the lives of those in the health care system.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott visited La Ronge on April 19 where she announced an additional $1.2 million in funds for mental wellness to the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott visited La Ronge on April 19 where she announced an additional $1.2 million in funds for mental wellness to the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Federal government announces new funding for mental wellness in N. Sask.

By Bryan Eneas
April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

More supports are coming to the communities affected by last year's Northern Saskatchewan suicide crisis.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott meets FSIN Vice-Chief Heather Bear during her visit to Saskatchewan.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott meets FSIN Vice-Chief Heather Bear during her visit to Saskatchewan. Submitted Photo

Federal Health Minister invests in Saskatchewan

By Taylor MacPherson
April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott is on a tour of Saskatchewan, which has so far been highlighted by the announcement of a new health research centre in Saskatoon and visits to northern and First Nations communities.

The Sask. Registered Nurses’ Association found Carolyn Strom guilty of professional misconduct for a Facebook post she made in February 2015 criticizing the care her grandfather received.
The Sask. Registered Nurses’ Association found Carolyn Strom guilty of professional misconduct for a Facebook post she made in February 2015 criticizing the care her grandfather received. file photo/paNOW Staff

Fundraising campaign for outspoken nurse surpasses goal

By Jeff Labine
April 18, 2017 - 2:03pm Updated: April 18, 2017 - 5:13pm

An online crowd sourcing campaign to help a Prince Albert nurse pay a hefty disciplinary fine has surpassed its goal.

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