• Moose Factory curfew resumes Oct. 7, 2020 to Oct. 27, 2020

    A mandatory 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew for all residents of Moose Factory Island will remain in effect as of October 7, 2020. Exemptions will be made only for those attending work in need of medical care and for those participating in traditional harvesting. Under the 3rd bylaw, it states that individuals do not…

  • BREAKING NEWS: All four cases have been resolved

    The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority in collaboration with the Porcupine Public Health Unit and Moose Cree First Nation is confirming that the two remaining positive cases of COVID-19 are resolved. As of 10 a.m., October 06th, 2020, there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the region. We recommend that everyone continue to monitor for…

  • Celebrating How Far We’ve Come

    History: How we got here Ten years ago, on Thursday July 10, 2010, after a three-year process, historic resolutions were signed in Moosonee, Ontario confirming commitment to integrate the provincial James Bay General Hospital and the federal Weeneebayko Health Ahtuskaywin into the new Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA). This historic event involved corporation and collaboration…

  • Honouring Orange Shirt Day

    September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story in her own words… I went to the Mission for…

  • Fort Albany now on lockdown

    Fort Albany First Nation has publicly announced that it is now on lockdown. The news release states that the community will be on lockdown for 30 days effective September 25th, 2020 until October 24th, 2020 (12 a.m.). For more information, please visit: www.fortalbany.ca

  • BREAKING NEWS: 4th positive case confirmed with 3 remaining active cases and 1 resolved case.

    To our community members: The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is confirming a fourth positive case of COVID19. As of 10 a.m. (Friday, September 25), there are now three active cases of COVID19 in the region and one resolved. WAHA is working with Porcupine Health Unit and the community public health department to ensure that the…

  • COVID-19: Kashechewan institutes curfew

    (Source: CBC News) News sources state that Fort Albany First Nation is also going back into community lockdown because of this first COVID case in Mushkegowuk territory. The First Nations is requiring anyone who returns to the community to quarantine for 14 days and get tested for COVID-19, which is also now mandatory for anyone who…

  • COVID-19 Update: Attawapiskat institutes curfew

    Due to the increase in cases at Moose Factory Island, a partial lockdown at Attawapiskat has been confirmed on September 14th, 2020. Attawapiskat First Nations Chief of Council stated that only Weeneebayko General Hospital’s charter for patients and escorts will continue to operate. In addition, it is mandatory that all patients and escorts MUST isolate…

  • Keep it simple. Wash your hands.

    How Hand Washing Reduces Health Risks Hand-to-hand contact can spread mild conditions, such as the common cold, but also more severe or life-threatening diseases. Infectious diseases are a particular risk to the very young, the elderly, those with a pre-existing disease, and people with a compromised immune system, such as those with HIV or AIDS.…

  • BREAKING NEWS: 3rd case confirmed in Moose Factory

    Please click here for the news release. To our community members: The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is confirming a third case of Covid-19 in the James and Hudson Bay region, WAHA is working with Porcupine Health Unit and the community public health department to ensure that the individual is isolated, and that the contact tracing…