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Atikokan, Ontario: A Rural Community Health Assessment

History of Atikokan, Ontario: Atikokan, Ontario, is located in Northwestern Ontario, approximately 200km west of Thunder Bay (Atikokan.ca, 2012). The town is often referred to as the canoeing capital of Canada. It is also known for being a safe, and healthy community with a diverse economy, and strong ties to the wilderness. Atikokan was originally established as a rail stop for the Canadian Northern Railway in 1882. The name “Atikokan” is thought to have been derived from the Ojibwa-Chippewa word […]

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