Rick Garrick

Cheryl Suggashie recognized for her mask artwork

Create: 01/15/2021 - 04:17

Pikangikum’s Cheryl Suggashie was recognized for her efforts to make masks and other items for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Since the lockdown I had more time to sew so I made masks and I made scrubs for the hospital,” says Suggashie, public legal education and communications coordinator at Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation. “They were low on supplies at that time in early COVID-19 so I donated a bunch to them and they sent me a thank you letter, which was pretty cool.”

Meno Ya Win begins roll out of COVID-19 vaccine

Create: 01/09/2021 - 00:24

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler stressed the importance of getting vaccinated for COVID-19 after his mother was the first resident to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the William A. George Extended Care Facility in Sioux Lookout.

“This is my mom — the one who has held me and kept me safe,” Fiddler says in a Jan. 7 tweet. “And she is still looking out for me and for all of us in our community by being one of the first in NAN (Nishnawbe Aski Nation) to roll up her sleeve and get vaccinated against COVID-19. This is how we will end this pandemic.”

Master Cpl. Pamela Chookomoolin helping with the Canadian Rangers

Create: 11/20/2020 - 03:44

Canadian Ranger Master Cpl. Pamela Chookomoolin began her service with the Canadian Armed Forces by doing basic training with the Reserves in Timmins after participating in a military co-op in high school.

“I tried the Reservists portion for a bit but then I came home — the only thing available here was the Canadian Rangers,” Chookomoolin says. “I had finished high school and I did my basic training (in Meaford, Ont.), but I came home in the fall and I’ve been here ever since.”

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