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Northern Quebec

Minnie Grey remembers Dr. Éric Dewailly

dewailly400.jpgBack in June, we first heard of the tragic death of Dr. Eric Dewailly, who died while on vacation with his family at l'Ile de la Réunion. For the first time since his death, the research community sat down to recognize and remember his contributions. His longtime colleague Minnie Grey, joined us to talk about his life and his work. Listen here.

Breaking barriers between Cree patients and non-aboriginal doctors

A new partnership between the CSSS des Premières Nations du Québec et Labrador, Native friendship centres and Quebec medical schools is allowing medical students from McGill and Université de Montréal to live and work in Native communities across the province for four week periods. The students are there to gain an enhanced understanding of aboriginal culture as it relates to medical practice. Student Harrison Saulnier explains they hope to bring back more sensitive care to Native people when working in multicultural urban clinics back home. Listen here.

Maintenance at Wabush airport complicates commute for fly in/fly out workers

Many mines in Northern Quebec rely on fly-in fly-out workers to operate, and many transit through the Wabush airport in Newfoundland, on the way.

As of next summer, Transport Canada plans to close the airport during the day in order to carry out work on the runway. Gilles Ayotte, staff representative for the United Steelworkers in Sept-Iles, explains why mine workers are worried about the impact of having to switch flight schedules for supplies and passengers.