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New Ultrasound Machine Unveiled In La Ronge PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:38

New Ultrasound Machine Unveiled In La Ronge

Friday, January 15, 2010 at 14:08

 

 

A newly-installed piece of ultrasound equipment will soon be seeing heavy use at the La Ronge Health Centre.

 

Dr. David Stoll, a La Ronge physician and senior medical officer for the Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region, says over 1,000 diagnostic ultrasounds are done annually in the region.

 

The new equipment was unveiled yesterday afternoon for a crowd of health region staff and board members, donors and organizers of last summer's "Ultrasoundoff" radio-thon, which raised much of the machine's $175,000 price tag.

 

Stoll says this machine, which has been operational since Dec. 14, replaces equipment in use for nearly 10 years.

 

Meanwhile, health region board chair Joe Hordyski is proud both of the community's fundraising efforts -- including the role played by the La Ronge Elks Club in organizing the radio-thon -- and of the ways in which residents will benefit from the new equipment.

 

Hordyski says it was proving tough for the health region to raise the money on their own, and having community groups take the project on was "just incredible."

 
U.N. Issues Its First Report On Indigenous Peoples PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:37

U.N. Issues Its First Report On Indigenous Peoples

Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 15:39

 

 

A greater commitment from countries and better access to education are being given as some of the remedies to human rights violations against Indigenous people.

 

A report commissioned by the United Nations looks at why First Peoples are behind their colonial neighbours, when it comes to overall health and well-being.

 

The publication was released today, and its authors say they hope it helps shape Indigenous policy around the world.

 

One of the chapters is devoted exclusively to the issue of human rights.

 

It says the gap that exists between Indigenous people and mainstream society is significant, and more oversight is needed to help reduce the frequency of things like dispossession of land.

 

The report says the most serious infractions are often directed against those Indigenous persons who defend their lands and territories.

 

The publication's chapter on health finds that Indigenous people have generally poor access to state health systems around the world.

 

It says any successful plan to remedy this must involve a health system that includes both western and Indigenous practices.

 

 
Bomek Could Be Out Of Jail Today PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:34

Bomek Could Be Out Of Jail Today

Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:25

 

 

A former lawyer with a history in northern Saskatchewan is about to be released from prison.

 

James Michael Bomek, 60, first gained notoriety in 2003, when he was convicted of nine counts of sexual assault in Pelican Narrows.

 

The Flin Flon resident served out his time for those crimes, but was convicted again in 2006 for crimes against underage youth in Prince Albert.

 

A spokesman for the National Parole Board says Bomek has served two-thirds of his current sentence, and could be released as early as today.

 

One of the conditions imposed on Bomek is that he reside in a halfway house.

 
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