OP-ED: Indigenous Health Disparities

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by Peter Chow There were 1,673,785  people who identified themselves as an Indigenous person— that is, North American Indian (First Nations people), Métis and Inuit....

OP-ED: Genocide by Mercury Poisoning at Grassy Narrows

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by Peter Chow A study published in the highly respected medical journal, The Lancet, in April 2020, entitled "Mercury exposure and premature mortality in the...

Op-Ed: What is the government hiding in its passenger rail plan for the North?

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Secretive ... Aloof ... Lacking Transparency ... These are just some of the terms one might use to describe the provincial government's handling of...
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OP-ED: Mercury poisoning from eating fish in Algoma

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by Peter Chow Ontario has joined Michigan's health department with a warning against eating smelts from Lake Superior. Sault-based tournament angler and Algoma Fish and Game...

Local Opinion on NCU closure- Islanders react

With the announcement of the closure of the Richard’s Landing Northern Credit Union branch, locals took to Facebook to voice their concerns. Locals fear that...

Letter: Bill C-7, Ammendments to MAiD

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Viewers may recall a letter published last week from Elizabeth Angeconeb directed to local MP Terry Sheehan. It voiced her concerns over Bill C-7,...

Peter Chow: Supervised Drug Injection Sites Save Lives

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The first supervised injection service opened 30 years ago in Switzerland. Today there are more than 90 supervised injection services worldwide, including in Europe,...

Student loan motion highlights how parliament can work

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It took about a minute of the House of Commons time this week to adopt a motion that will extend the moratorium on repaying...

The case for strong public investments

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In case you missed it, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with its long history of concern about national debt loads, has encouraged developed countries...

Government sends wrong message to regions struggling for better internet

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I’ve written quite a bit about the challenges we have with internet in the north for good reason.  No other technology has the power...