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Natives work with Cliffs

Hans Mathews

By Carol Mulligan, Sudbury Star
Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:18:14 EDT AM
Photo By: John Lappa

Members of Wahnapitae First Nation regard plans by Cliffs Natural Resources to build a chromite smelter just 20 kilo-metres from their border as an opportunity.

But the president of the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association, a Wahnapitae First Nation member, says they also view the plant as a threat.

That's why the First Nation, and the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association, are working with Cliffs on a baseline environmental review of the project, getting involved on the ground floor.

Hans Matthews has been a member of his First Nation's Mining Industry Working Group for a decade and president since the beginning of the association, which will mark its 20th anniversary with a conference in Toronto next month.

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Province ups base funding for Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre

Rick Bartolucci

By: Heidi Ulrichsen
Sudbury Northern Life Staff
Photo by: Heidi Ulrichsen

Angela Recollect, executive director of the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, and Hans Matthews, chair of the health centre's board of directors, present Sudbury MPP and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Rick Bartolucci with a blanket Oct. 23. The health centre's base funding is increasing from $1.8 million a year to $2.4 million a year.

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Shkagamik-Kwe gets added boost

Shkagamik-Kw e Health Centre

Carol Mulligan
The Sudbury Star
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:00:45 EDT AM
Photo by: John Lappa

Shkagamik-Kw e Health Centre got a boost Tuesday when it received an extra $450,000 in funding to serve a patient list of almost 3,000 people.

The chair of the board of the centre, Hans Matthews, said the $2.4 million in base funding the aboriginal health centre will now receive is "our vaccine."

Matthews was referencing Health and Long-Term Care Minister Deb Matthews promo-t ion of Ontarians getting annual influenza vaccinations by getting her own flu shot.

"Thanks for giving us the shot in the arm," said Matthews.

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CTV News-Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre

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CTV News video clip. New provincial money for aboriginal health care centres.Tamara Ischenko reports. 

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On the road to a self-sustaining community

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Northern Life, May 18, 2012
By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff
Photo by: Marg Seregelyi

The completion of an 8,4000-square-foot Centre of Excellence at Wahnapitae First Nation is a first step toward achieving a self-sustaining community, according to Chief Myles Tyson.

The $4-million single-storey building will not only serve as the hub for the community, it will also help create four new jobs. It will house a meeting hall, medical clinic, the community's Sustainable Development Department and a business incubator service. The province has announced it will invest $1 million for the project through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

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