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Chamomile a4 Treatment for Restlessness, Tension or Allergy Sufferers | Celtic Sage Holistic Therapy

Posted April 23, 2014 by fayeboyd

The dried flowers can be used to make a tisane which will help relax and calm you before going to bed to enable you to have a good nig…6 Zoom(s)

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2 New Trainers Welcomed to the Walk it Off Team | Walk It Off Spinal Cord Recovery and Wellness Centre

Posted April 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Talal and Ashley are currently in a one-month intensive training program to learn our techniques and the Walk It Off philosophy. We ar…8 Zoom(s)

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Hair Mineral Analysis a4 Learn About Your Underlying Health Challenges | The Resourceful Mother | RNCP | Pediatric Nutritionist

Posted April 15, 2014 by meredithdeasley

Dr. Rona wrote the Foreword for my first book. He is a medical doctor that implements natural solutions with incredible success; I ha…10 Zoom(s)

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Online Shoppinga4Veterinary Approved Medications & Products for your Pets | College Manor Veterinary Hospital

Posted April 15, 2014 by Anonymous

The College Manor Veterinary Hospital truly appreciates your patronage and hopes you enjoy shopping in our Webstore. Now there truly i…6 Zoom(s)

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Canadian Police and Suicide Hotlines Violating Privacy

Posted April 14, 2014 by John Klein

It’s mind boggling that Canadian police would think it’s justified in sharing mental health information with Homeland Insecurity in order to help the USA discriminate against people with mental illness. What in the heck made them think it’s okay? Are they crazy? People need to trust that they can reach out to a Suicide Hotline […]

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What Yoko Ono Knows About Fracking

Posted April 14, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Today we are fresh off the tar soaked heels of Enbridge’s lie and spin machine in Kitimat, leading to a vote AGAINST their toxic future. In Kitimat, in a non-binding plebiscite, the people of Kitimat, but not the first peoples who live outside the town boundary, voted about 60-40 to kick out Enbridge. They’re liars, […]

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Oil Pulling a4 IN THE NEWS | Kathleen Bernardi | Woodland Dental Hygiene

Posted April 11, 2014 by Anonymous

In this blog post, I would like to highlight the extensive information that seems to be currently circulating in the news and my office…6 Zoom(s)

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How to Make a Powerful Healing Balm

Posted April 11, 2014 by KarenStephenson

Healing balms are must-haves in the herbal medicine chest and making your own is not only cheaper than buying them – it’s fun to do w…9 Zoom(s)

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The Vaccine Question | Karen Armstrong – Inside Out – Newmarket Ontario |

Posted April 11, 2014 by insideout

There are thousands of reports supporting each side of the vaccine debate with Government bodies and Medical establishments providing …8 Zoom(s)

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Want to Reduce Anxiety? Play Personal Zen

Posted March 28, 2014 by MMarquit

If you want to reduce your stress level, it appears that the free game Personal Zen, which is only available for iOS right now.20 Zoom(s)

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3 Ways Ia4m Putting Myself First a4 And Feeling Better as a Result

Posted March 28, 2014 by MMarquit

We’re often told that we should put others first, and be less selfish. Sometimes it’s important to put yourself first. You can’t truly…19 Zoom(s)

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3 Reasons I Still Use Guided Meditation

Posted March 28, 2014 by MMarquit

There are times I find that using a guided meditation can benefit me. Here are 3 reasons why I still use guided meditation at times:…20 Zoom(s)

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Ten years and counting…

Posted February 4, 2014 by trashee

It’s an important anniversary for me today – on February 4, 2004, I smoked my last cigarette. And that was one of the best decisions of my life. It was very difficult. But I did it. And I haven’t become one of those rabid anti-smokers; even though I now find the smell absolutely disgusting. Smoking […]

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How to cure blindness, concussions and baldness

Posted January 2, 2014 by Cathy Gulli

What seems like science fiction is now becoming reality

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Sorry folks, but AIDS – IS a gay disease!

Posted January 1, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

There seems to be a lot of debate lately over whether AIDS is predominately a homosexual disease, or not! The reason I mention this is because the gay community is hesitant to accept blame for the widespread transmission of the HIV virus……………….., and they are getting more vocal in their insistence that they’re not to […]

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How To Ease Your Fears of the Dentist

Posted August 9, 2013 by Devan McGuinness

If you’ve got a fear of the dentist, you’re not alone. Here are some tips on how to ease your anxiety and take charge of your oral health.

The post How To Ease Your Fears of the Dentist appeared first on Accustomed Chaos.

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Four Healthy Living Tips

Posted April 8, 2013 by davids

Making healthy food choices, being physically active, and taking the right prescriptions regularly can go a long way in maintaining good health.

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The Evil Buggerly Thing That Has A Hold On Me

Posted January 4, 2013 by Anonymous

I missed December. Blame the bastardly disorder that has had me and half the town since November. Never seen such a thing. Been sicker. Never so sick for so long. It don’t go away. Remember 2011-12? That was good. Except, me, I had pneumonia.

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Hundreds Protest Block’s Message

Posted October 22, 2012 by Tim McSorley
Saskatoon rallies in response to MP Kelly Block’s newsletter boasting of cuts to health care for refugee claimants

SASKATOON—Hundreds of Saskatoonians gathered at Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar MP Kelly Block’s office in the city on Saturday, protesting her latest newsletter about cuts to health care for refugee claimants. People have called the item anti-immigrant, xenophobic and racist.

Block’s newsletter, entitled, “Ending Unfair Benefits for Refugee Claimants,” states, “New arrivals to Canada have received dental and vision care paid by your tax dollars. They’ve had free prescriptions. Not Anymore.”

Some see the message as an early attack on medicare and as an attempt to divide Canadians. Others see it as an attack on Canada’s long history of generosity and caring for those coming to the country as refugees.

Dr Ryan Meili, Family Doctor at the WestSide Community Clinic, spoke of caring for refugees and recognizing their special needs as well as requirements for general health care. Meili called Block’s publication a “divisive and inflammatory action” through which she was attempting to divide Canadians. He called on the federal Conservative Party to “stop abdicating its responsibilities for health care.”

On June 30, 2012, the Conservative government implemented changes to the Interim Federal Health Program. The new directives mean that refugee claimants waiting on appeals, or from a list that the federal government deems safe, no longer have access to important medical services, ranging from insulin for diabetes to treatment after heart attacks.

While the government scaled back some of its proposed cuts on the eve of implementing the changes, advocates for the program have said that the services which continue to be covered account for only two per cent of the former budget.

Speaking at Saturday’s rally, Meili also said the western provinces, other than Saskatchewan, have agreed to cover the costs of treating refugee claimants. He said Saskatchewan people should encourage their provincial government to take on the care of the refugee claimants as well.

Meili lives in Saskatoon’s Riversdale neighbourhood, which is part of Block’s constituency. He is running for the leadership of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

Meili’s wife, Dr. Mahili Brindamour-Meili, also spoke. She is a pediatric resident studying at the University of Saskatchewan and working in the Saskatoon Health Region. She is also Co-Chair of the Immigrant and Refugee Health Committee at the University of Saskatchewan.

The committee organized a protest last week which drew doctors, nurses, other health care providers and students. It was called the “59 cent protest” because the money that it cost to provide care for refugee claimants is about 59 cents per taxpayer per year. She said refugee claimants, like all people, “need acceptance and compassion,” particularly because of the violence many have experienced.

Brindamour-Meili told the story of a caller who attacked her for supporting the needs of refugees. She added that in the end, the caller told Brindamour-Meili she should go back to where she came from.

Mark Bigland-Pritchard, a member of a Mennonite congregation, spoke on behalf of his daughter, a university student in Winnipeg. Reading from her letter, Bigland-Pritchard called the statements contained in Block’s newsletter “unhelpful, dishonest and biased.”

A psychologist with the Saskatoon Community Clinic, Dr. Nayyar Javed, described Block as “taking up where Jim Pankew left off.” Pankew is a former Reform Party Member of Parliament. He is best remembered as having made a number of very racist remarks in conversation and writings. Javed went on to say that Block was “not elected to spread hatred.”

Other speakers included representatives of the legal community and labour.

The event, which attracted approximately 500 people, took place under the watchful eye of Saskatoon Police. The crowd was so large that on several occassions it spilled onto the street in front of Block’s office.

Rob is a retired career journalist based in Saskatoon. He has worked in both electronic and print news. This article was originally published on the Media Co-op.

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