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Deadline extended

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine will host its annual Health Sciences Summer Camp from July 10-14 at its Laurentian University campus in Sudbury and from July 17-21 at its Lakehead University campus in Thunder Bay.

These week-long programs provide high school students with an opportunity to explore health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a student-mentor.

Rusnak lauding health accord

On March 13, Ontario signed onto a new national health accord that will invest an additional $4.2 billion into Ontario's medicare system over the next 10 years.

Under the new agreement, Ontario will receive an additional $1.9 billion for mental health care and an additional $2.3 billion to fund high quality in-home care.

Explorer slated to speak at library

Josh Henry is a Fort Frances native who loves to explore the world.

He's been travelling the globe for the last decade and has visited more than 50 countries.

Henry won the title of “Canada's Greatest Explorer” last summer when he won a reality outdoor adventure series, besting 11 other people in a series of eight competitive outdoor challenges across the county.

'Camp Quality' open house set

Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario will host an open house tomorrow (March 23) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

The event will help to raise awareness about its programming and supports for children with cancer and families.

The community is invited to drop into the event at any time to learn about Camp Quality.

Fish guide released

The new “Guide to Eating Ontario Fish” has been published and provides easy-to-use information about the types and amounts of fish that are safe to eat from more than 2,400 fishing locations across Ontario.

While fish can be an important part of a balanced diet, they also can contain harmful contaminants.

Outbreak declared

Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, has declared a respiratory outbreak at Rainycrest Long-Term Care here.

All admissions, transfers, discharges, and social activities have been cancelled until further notice.

Visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only.