Day: October 10, 2020

Algonquin elder shares ‘grandpa’s wisdom’ in children’s book on bug-borne illnesses

An Algonquin elder has written and illustrated a children’s book about how to avoid West Nile virus and Lyme disease, weaving the latest health information into traditional Indigenous storytelling. Albert Dumont, a storyteller, poet, self-taught artist and traditional teacher from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation near Maniwaki, Que., partnered with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) to tell the story …

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Ontario Hospital Association support new restrictions as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is throwing their support behind the provincial government’s decision to move Toronto, Peel and Ottawa back to a modified Stage 2, but they say more needs to be done. “Given today’s report of more than 900 new COVID-19 infections, Ontario’s hospitals call on the people of Ontario to take action to prevent …

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