Pop-up clinics in St. James Town making COVID-19 vaccines more accessible

2021-07-28T18:49:18+01:00July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, Health|

- By Nina Badwal - Residents waiting in line at a pop-up clinic in St. James Town to get their COVID-19 vaccination shot. More than 150 people came out on a sunny Saturday in St. James Town to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.  A pop-up clinic offering the Pfizer vaccine [...]

Responding to the food insecurity crisis in St. James Town

2021-06-16T14:16:18+01:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, Health|

- By Nea Maaty - Since the onset of the pandemic, affording food has become more difficult, particularly for people living in low income communities. Food insecurity is still one of the major issues in St. James Town especially after the economic drop that has affected many people due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Although [...]

A Discussion on Mindful Meditation with Jane Lee

2021-05-18T22:10:28+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Community, Health, Meditation, mental health|

Jane Lee, a certified yoga teacher, shares her personal experience with practicing yoga and meditation for 18+ years. Can you tell us about yourself and what inspired you to teach mindfulness meditation? A couple of years ago, I was blindsided by an unexpected colon cancer diagnosis while pursuing fertility treatments trying to have a [...]

Celebrating Nursing: Answering the Call

2021-05-19T14:39:25+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: covid-19, General, Health, mental health, Nurse|

By Shirley Roberts National Nursing Week annual celebrations take place May 10-16, 2021, the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. Nightingale (1820-1910) was a social reformer and widely credited with being the founder of modern nursing. The theme this year #WeAnswerTheCall was developed by The Canadian Nursing Association to showcase the many [...]

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Vaccinations in St. James Town!

2021-04-15T22:26:07+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, Health|

By Shirley Roberts  The St. James Town (SJT) neighbourhood has been hit hard by COVID-19. Our densely  populated community has been dealing with high numbers of the virus and the associated  consequences of illness, anxiety, and grief. A recent uptick in the number of cases associated  with new variants of the virus has [...]

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands- A discussion with Registered Practical Nurse Marie Claud Felicien

2021-03-12T05:45:29+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, General, Health, Women|

By Raagave Kannan What is your professional role and what inspired you to get into this field?  My name is Marie Claud Felicien and I’m a Registered Practical Nurse. If I’m being completely honest, I can’t say it was a lifelong dream to become a nurse, however, once I got into the field, [...]

COVID-19 Vaccines – Light at the End of the Tunnel

2021-01-08T23:58:00+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, Health|

 Over the past year, our attention has been focused on the pandemic which has caused so much havoc, disruption, anxiety and grief around the world. In December we saw a glimmer of light with the interim approval by Health Canada of a COVID-19 vaccine made by the German company BioNTech and its U.S. partner [...]

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