Ken Courchene involved in Virginia Fontaine Centre

June 13 2019 1:20pm Ken Courchene, who was named in an audit at Sagkeeng Health Centre alleging questionable spending, was also involved in the Virginia Fontaine Centre scandal. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() {…

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Reaction to questionable spending in Sagkeeng First Nation

June 13 2019 1:08pm The Federal Government says a recent audit that questions spending at Fort Alexander Health Centre in Sagkeeng First Nation is up to the community to deal with. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval =…

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It’s ‘a community matter’: Feds abdicate responsibility for questionable health care spending to Sagkeeng council

Federal officials say it’s up to a Manitoba First Nation to decide what to do about health care money funding questionable purchases, despite the fact the funding comes from Canadian taxpayers.An internal audit into the a Sagkeeng health centre showed more than $1.3 million was spent on things like travel allowances, speeding tickets, toys, movies, and honorariums for paid staff at Fort Alexander Health Centre in the community.Story continues belowThe audit was called for by the current Chief, Derrick Henderson, after being elected in 2017 and firing the previous board…

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Sagkeeng health centre director accused of questionable spending faced similar audit in 1990s

The man at the centre of an 800-page First Nations health centre audit that alleged more than $1.3 million in questionable spending has been in a similar position before.Global News has confirmed Ken Courchene, who was the former health director at the Fort Alexander Health Centre at Sagkeeng First Nation, was also the Chief Operating Officer of the Virginia Fontaine Addictions Treatment Foundation in the early ’90s.Story continues belowThe foundation was the subject of a federal audit in 1995, which uncovered nearly $1.2 million in “unsupported per diem billings,” $1.3…

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Questionable spending at Sagkeeng FN

June 11 2019 8:51am An internal audit shows $1.3 million in questionable spending at Sagkeeng Health Centre in Manitoba. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if…

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Internal audit finds $1.3 million in questionable spending at Sagkeeng First Nation health centre

Employees at a Manitoba health centre received more than a million dollars in questionable payouts – including thousands in cash advances and extensive entertainment costs – over the course of 18 months, according to an internal audit which details the allegations and obtained by Global News.Story continues belowBetween Apr. 1, 2016 through Oct. 31, 2017, employees at the Fort Alexander Health Centre received more than $1.3 million above their salaries, according to the 800-page forensic investigative report ordered by the chief and council at Sagkeeng First Nation (SFN). The board…

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Tina Fontaine failed by every system designed to help her, says report into her death

March 12 2019 7:17pm An extensive report into the death of Tina Fontaine, entitled A Place Where It Feels Like Home: The Tina Fontaine Story, was released Tuesday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() {…

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Kids need to feel ‘safe and secure’: report recommendation

March 12 2019 3:09pm In her report on the death of Tina Fontaine, Manitoba Advocate Daphne Penrose says resources are needed to give kids access to help that is ‘safe and secure’, rather than punitive or confining. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident &&…

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Slain Indigenous teen Tina Fontaine’s family hopes report ensures others don’t ‘fall through the cracks’

The woman who raised a teenage Indigenous girl whose body was found in the Red River says she hopes a new report from the children’s advocate will ensure a similar tragedy never happens again.“Whatever happens, nothing will ever bring Tina back, but with this thing coming out, I hope it saves other children,” Thelma Favel, the great aunt of Tina Fontaine, told The Canadian Press.Story continues belowThe highly anticipated report from Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth Daphne Penrose will be released on Tuesday and is expected to detail Tina’s…

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RCMP searching for missing boy last seen at Sagkeeng First Nation

A 13-year-old boy has been reported missing from Sagkeeng First Nation, and RCMP are looking to the public for help to bring him home.Richard Sinclair-Courchene was last seen Wednesday near Bruyere Point Road in Sagkeeng at around 8:30 a.m., wearing a brown parka and black pants.READ MORE: Police expand search for missing Winnipegger to Manitoba townHe’s described as 5’0″ tall, around 100 lbs, with short brown hair and brown eyes.Police said he may be in the area of either Sagkeeng or Winnipeg.Anyone with information on Sinclair-Courchene’s whereabouts should call Powerview…

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