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Grand Opening of New Health Centre for Kitsumkalum First Nation – Government of Canada Invests in First Nations Health

September 30, 2013
For immediate release

TERRACE, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River on behalf of Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today officially opened the Kitsumkalum First Nation’s new health centre.

The new facility is the result of a $3 million investment from Health Canada and $250,000 from the Kitsumkalum First Nation.

“Our Government is committed to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of First Nations communities,” said MP Zimmer.  “We are pleased to have provided financial support for the construction of this new health facility.”

The new health centre will provide a variety of health services through programming related to healthy childhood development (including pre- and post-natal care), health promotion and disease prevention, mental health and addictions, and home and community care.

The facility will be operated by the Kitsumkalum First Nation, a community of about 700 residents.

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