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Canadian SH News Items from August 2009

The Albertta Health In Action Discontinued as of August 31, 2009
After 13 years of service the Health In Action project has been discontinued as of August 31, 2009. You can still reach the hosted websites that Health In Action housed at the following links: Selected Canadian items from The School Health Insider
(This is an international blog that includes a feed from Twitter. See the news page in this wiki for the last 20 postings.)
  • News Story (Sept 1) Canada's flu strategy flawed: CMAJ http://30e5g.tk
  • News Story Sept 1-09) When the biological clock runs out http://wcvhq.tk
  • Research Summary (2008) Effective Interventions to ReduceIndoor Radon Levels (Includes schools) http://bjwvn.tk
  • Research Summary (2009) Health Effects from Mould Exposure in IndoorEnvironments http://vln0w.tk
  • News Release (Aug 26-09) Expert Panel Releases Report on Infertility and Adoption in Ontario http://x79h8.tk

British Columbia Prepares for Flu as Schools Re-open
(Globe & Mail, Aug 25) To prepare, the provincial government is posting fact sheets about the flu on its website, and schools and teachers are being briefed about ways to limit the spread of the virus.Kids will hear lots about handwashing with soap and how to sneeze into their sleeves, not their hands. A spokesman for the Ministry of Education said school districts would have to pay for sanitizer themselves - more money for it won't be forthcoming from government.

Small-town mayors in Ontario seek moratorium on school closures
(News Story, Aug 23) Guelph-Eramosa Mayor Chris White is among a group of small town mayors calling for a “smart moratorium” on closing rural schools. The Community Schools Alliance met with Education Minister Kathleen Wynne last week in Ottawa, during the annual meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, to discuss the need for the moratorium.


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