Health Canada’s late notice of nursing station shutdown irks First Nations – Toronto Star

Nishnawbe Aski Nation, representing 49 First Nations communities, declared a public health emergency in February.

Aug. 26, 2016

OTTAWA—First Nations leaders expressed dismay Thursday that two communities in northern Ontario were given less than a week’s notice from Health Canada that their federally run nursing stations would be temporarily closed.

Keewaywin First Nation and Nibinamik First Nation were told in a memo dated Tuesday that the federal department was planning to put a temporary alternative medical plan in place by the end of this week.

Health Canada has since confirmed that the planned closures have been averted.

Read More:

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More