NATIONAL ADDICTIONS AWARENESS WEEK (NAAW) 2009
November 15th update... We regret to inform you that tomorrow (Monday) morning's breakfast is cancelled due to the weather and the chartered plane could not bring in the food and supplies this weekend. Hopefully the weather will clear up by tomorrow. We will continue to hold Breakfast program 7-9 am on Tuesday to Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused! Meegwetch!
NOVEMBER 15-21, 2009
Starting on Monday, we are hosting Community Breakfast as part of the activities that were planned. The pandemic outbeak has provided us with uncertainty about going ahead with this event for the community because of the outbreak and all KHS program were postponed.
Monday to Friday November 16-20... Community Breakfast starting at 7 am to 9 am. Everyone is invited to come on in and have breakfast! We'll see you there.
Monday afternoon and evening activities are postponed for later on during the week. There is a funeral in the afternoon for the late Christie Florence Wynne. Our sympathies and prayers to her and her families!
Our offices will be closed for Monday afternoon for the funeral and the following reception at the high school.
Please look out for the posters and schedule to be given out at the breakfast on Monday morning! Tentative Schedule is available now at our office and will be posted throughout the community bulletin boards.
We encourage people to not do any addictions such as gambling, drinking alcohol, and using illicit drugs. Stay alcohol & drug free for your health, for friends, for children, for parents/grandparents, for your home, and for the whole community!
For more information... contact Phillip Goodwin Sr. - Addictions Worker, Valentino Kamalatisit - Health Director, Karen Wynne - Crisis Team Coordinator, or Sheperd Wynne - Youth Intervention Worker!
H1N1 PANDEMIC OUTBREAK AND TRAVEL ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED!
November 13, 2009... Today, the outbreak has been lifted by the Kashechewan First Nation Band Council including the Travel Advisory! Both schools will re-open on Monday morning, November 16th, 2009. We're confident that this pandemic has reached it's peak and there were no ILI cases reported in the past few days. The total number for ILI suspected cases are 410. The majority of these cases have recovered at home. Total number that have been vaccinated were 1260+. We still encourage people to practice infection control measures like before to prevent infection from a cold or flu this season because it's different than last year's flu season. We recommend people to seek H1N1 Vaccination immediately for those people who have not received their shot. Talk to your Public Health Nurse today.
I would like thank all Community members, Volunteers, Nurses, Chief Solomon, Deputy Chief Sutherland, Councillors, Education Authority, Principals, (both) Schools' staff, Health Staff & Board Members for their cooperation. Gitchi Meegwetch!
November 6, 2009... Today, the latest numbers... now (17 new ILI) 360 ILI cases... now (2 new lab results) 11 lab confirmed cases... yesterday 1120 people have ben vaccinated with H1N1 vaccine. We discourage any travel plans to anybody; postpone it for some other time, if it's important please use telecommunications for business or personal matters. Have a good day!
If you think you are sick with a flu; having a fever at 38 and higher, with a cough or worsened cough, sneezing, sore throat, chills, achy joints/bones, increased tiredness, diarrhea, vomiting, and headaches. Please call the local clinic at (705) 275-4444 or 275-1223 immediately if you or your loved ones are experiencing any of these flu-like symptoms.
Please remember to wash your hands with soap and water at home, carry around your alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you, and use the ones that are in public places such as clinic, stores, and other places. Cover your cough and sneezes with your arm or sleeve or you can use a tissue (but discard tissue immediately in the garbage always). Do not use your hands. Clean all commonly touched surfaces at home or work such as door knobs, counters, handles, windows, faucets, desks, keyboards, and many other things that you can think of. Avoid public gatherings and stay at home when you are sick after seeing a nurse at the clinic.
For extensive information about the Pandemic H1N1 2009... check out this website... www.pandemic.knet.ca ! If you need information at the Health Services, please call (705) 275-466/4474/4470 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org ! Meegwetch! Take care of yourself and each other!
July 20, 2009... Introducing our new Health Director... Mr. Valentino Kamalatisit! We believe that Mr. Kamalatisit will bring good working relationship with the frontline workers and the community! He brings us with years of experience with Health Services. Please contact Valentino Kamalatisit at 705.275.4466 or by email at mailto: email@example.com