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Past Episodes: March 2011 Archives

High food prices hit families hard

Food prices have been the subject of much debate recently, as Ottawa's Nutrition North food subsidy program will take effect April 1st. Nutrition North replaces Food Mail as a way to subsidize nutritious foods in the Inuit communities. The the only Cree community that will be affected is Whapmagoostui. Ruby Dick knows how hard it is to feed a family when groceries cost a fortune. She has five children and lives in Whapmagoostui.

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The Co-op Manager in Kuujjuuarapik/Whapmagoostui is Elijah Petagumskum. He explains what he understands the Nutrition North program to be, and how prices have been affected for the Crees of Whapmagoostui.

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High speed coming slowly but surely

Cree communities will be hooked up to high speed internet, thanks to an ambitious fibre optics project being installed by the Eeyou Communications Network. But actually getting service at home might take longer than some Crees had hoped. Matthew A. Iserhoff spoke with Alfred Loon of the ECN about how the installation work is going.
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Nutrition Month: time to tune up our eating habits

March is Nutrition Month. Eating healthy foods is a big part of staying well and living a long life. But poor nutrition can lead to diabetes and weight gain, as we know too well in Eeyou Istchee. Melissa Natachequan spoke to Wally Rabbitskin of Cree Public Health about what you can do to change your habits.

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Eastmain Elder Daniel Moses has always believed that lifestyle changes were at the root of his diabetes. He spoke with Betsy Longchap when Cree Public Health's Maamu Nekahetau project was being launched in his community.

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