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Saturday, 07 October 2017 11:08

Federal government gives Manitoba First Nations 19 million dollars to fight diabetes

The federal government will provide 19 million dollars over the next 4 years to a First Nations-led initiative to provide foot care services to all of Manitoba’s First Nations communities.

First Nation Basic Foot Care Program aims to lower the risk of diabetes-related foot complications and will see services provided by certified food care nurses through local Tribal Councils or directly by community health services.


Figures from the federal government show First Nations experience diabetes at a rate 4 point 2 times higher than the general population. In Manitoba amputations related to diabetes complications are 18 times higher for First Nations than all other Manitobans.

 
 
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Training pilot dead at CFB Shilo

Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:07
Training pilot dead at CFB Shilo

A training pilot has died at CFB Shilo close to Brandon.

Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:01
Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Malcolm Young, a guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died today.

Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:53
Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Anyone looking for products from home-based businesses can attend a special event tomorrow where around 28 vendors are selling their goods.

Hylife Foods plan to expand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09
Hylife Foods plan to expand

Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.