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Jun 17

I didn't know that!!

Fort Albany Day 2 Started the day with a walk, the video I posted it a good example of what it is like here. Fort Albany in essentially on the delta of the Albany River.There is lots of marsh and lots of bush and lots of quiet. Our first presentation was at the Health Centre and was on the effects...

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Jun 16

More from Fort Albany - The Wellness Challenge!

Fort Albany Monday June 16. Had a good flight from Timmins on Air Creebec, which is Canada’s first Cree owned airline. We had a short stop in Moosonee and then on to Fort Albany, you can see the gravel runway in the photo. The community is involved in a wellness challenge which is a great idea!...

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Jun 15

Fort Albany, Ontario

Fort Albany Ontario I am heading back up to the community of Fort Albany Ontario. I was there two years ago and was impressed by the community’s dedication to improving themselves. As is the case with a lot of the places I go it isn’t easy to get there. There is no summer road into Fort...

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May 28

How Bad??

It is always interesting listening to people who do not want to have a drug or alcohol problem. Even though they fit the standard definition of continuing to do the same thing in spite of negative consequences people often are really resistant to looking for help and even more resistant to going into...

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May 19

More Thinking on Alcohol

Good article from The Globe and Mail Drinking comes with staggering costs SHEEMA KHAN Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, May. 19 2014, 6:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, May. 19 2014, 6:00 AM EDT It happened, perhaps fittingly, on a May “two-four” weekend some years ago. While...

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May 16

Alcohol and Music

I’ll Drink to that! Teen binge drinking linked to identifying alcohol brands in pop music Every day in North America, the average adolescent is exposed to 2.5 hours of popular music and eight references to alcohol brands. And now, researchers have found a link between binge drinking in teens and...

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May 07

More on Marijuana and Driving

More on Marijuana and driving. The famous four questions apply again. 1. Is what you are thinking true? 2. Is it really true? 3. How are you feeling or acting because of how you are thinking? 4. How would you feel or act if you thought differently? I was in a grade 12 class room the other day,...

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Apr 27


Solutions. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a few days in Vancouver, spent some time at The Last Door and attended their 30th anniversary fundraising gala. In short it was phenomenal, Guiseppi and his crew deserve much praise. It was elegant and touching. Louise mentioned that there have...

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Apr 03

What hurts?

In his book "The Realm of Hungry Ghosts" Gabor Mate stated that substance abuse and addiction is always in response to some sort of pain. There has been a lot of research over the past few years by Centre for Disease Control on substance abuse. What they have concluded is that there is a huge connection...

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Mar 30

Things Change

“The times they are a-changing” thats a line out of a Bob Dyan song from the 60’s and it may be more true now than it was then. I have been watching this  trend for awhile and there is something we need to pay attention to. This is also going to be more than 140 characters so...

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