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One in three visits to the emergency room Saturdays involve alcohol.
One in three visits to the emergency room Saturdays involve alcohol. submitted photo/Mamawetan Churchill River Health Authority

La Ronge paying high economic price for excessive drinking

By Derek Cornet
December 7, 2018 - 1:54pm

octors agree residents of La Ronge are paying a high economic price for the heavy consumption of alcohol.

“The harms from alcohol is something most physicians see on a regular basis,” said Dr. James Irvine. “It’s been an ongoing concern for me over the years.”

Dr. Jean Clinton depicts the problems of toxic stress. The hippopotamus puppet, left, represents the hippocampus (the part of the brain responsible for new learning and memory), and the porcupine, right, represents the amygdala, the region of the brain where the fear response starts. Clinton shows how the two parts of the brain can't work together in harmony when there is too much stress. She added that too much stress, or toxic stress, can also have a negative impact on a child's ability to learn.
Dr. Jean Clinton depicts the problems of toxic stress. The hippopotamus puppet, left, represents the hippocampus (the part of the brain responsible for new learning and memory), and the porcupine, right, represents the amygdala, the region of the brain where the fear response starts. Clinton shows how the two parts of the brain can't work together in harmony when there is too much stress. She added that too much stress, or toxic stress, can also have a negative impact on a child's ability to learn. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Esteemed child psychiatrist speaks on healthy brain development

By Angela Brown
November 30, 2018 - 5:01pm

Many local early childhood educators and service providers heard from an esteemed child psychiatrist from McMaster University, Thursday who gave a presentation in North Battleford during her visit.
 

Battlefords RCMP Sgt. Pernell St. Pierre introduces the new PACT program during Friday's press conference.
Battlefords RCMP Sgt. Pernell St. Pierre introduces the new PACT program during Friday's press conference. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battlefords RCMP and mental health come together for new PACT program

By Angela Brown
November 30, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: November 30, 2018 - 5:48pm

Battlefords residents facing mental health distress will now be able to receive added and timely support with the announcement of the new Police and Crisis Team (PACT).

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