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Stamp honours postal pioneer

Canada Post has issued a stamp honouring Albert Jackson, thought to be the first black letter carrier in Canada.

Jackson earned his appointment to the civil service in 1882 but faced racism from his colleagues, media, and members of the public as he pursued what ultimately turned out to be a successful 36-year career with the postal service.

Health unit wants equity

The Northwestern Health Unit is launching its new “Health Equity Matters” campaign this month.

The purpose of the campaign is to highlight the root causes of poor health and empower people and communities to improve health equity in our region.

Health equity means that everyone has what they need to reach their best health.

Riverside lands funding

Riverside Health Care hosted local MPP Greg Rickford at La Verendrye General Hospital last Thursday for a public press conference.

Alongside Riverside management, board members, staff, and the public, Rickford announced the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be providing Riverside with $62,000 in one-time funding for the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF).

Strategy needed to woo newcomers

The 11 Northern Ontario districts require a comprehensive, co-ordinated, and inclusive newcomer attraction and retention strategy.

This is the key finding in the second commentary in Northern Policy Institute's “Northern Attraction" series, by author Christina Zefi, entitled "Identifying Northern Ontario's Strengths and Weaknesses in the Attraction and Retention of Newcomers.”

Preserving indigenous languages a priority

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples welcomes Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, and the establishment of an Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages which promises to work toward meaningful solutions to the loss of indigenous language in Canada.

There is a great cultural diversity in Canada; there are 58 unique indigenous languages and some 90 dialects.