Mental health lead for the Rainy River District School Board Tracey Idle conducted a presentation on video game addiction last Wednesday night at the board office. The information was geared towards parents and provided them with tools for curving their children's screen time at home.
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Coun. John McTaggart, left, Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft, Coun. Andrew Hallikas, Mayor June Caul, Coun. Douglas Judson, Coun. Wendy Brunetta, and Coun. Michael Behan all wore various shades of pink at last night's meeting in support of International Day of Pink which takes place tomorrow (April 10).
Rainy River High School students walked out of class Friday afternoon to protest the province's recently announced cuts to education. Fort Frances High School students also participated in a similar protest, joining around 600 schools around Ontario.
TD Canada Trust branch manager Katie Trigg held a presentation on financial literacy with a Grade 6 class at St. Francis School this morning. She spoke to the students about bank accounts, budgeting, money management, how money is earned, and how it is spent.
March was nutrition month and dietitians across Fort Frances recently put healthy eating under the spotlight.
In partnership with the Fort Frances Public Library two information sessions were hosted on March 28 to teach people about the new Canada's Food Guide that was released earlier this year.
Grade 5 student Matthew Strain hammered his birdhouse as experiential learning lead Jean Bujold held it in place at St. Francis School last Tuesday. The construction of the birdhouses was part of the “Bluebird Project” conservation effort, where students in Grade 1-6 are invited to build bluebird nest boxes each spring.
Shannon Mackey of Home Grown Kombucha joined five other local small business owners in the basement of Curvy Chick on Scott Street for its Shop Small Pop-Up Market back on March 23. She educated potential customers on the health benefits of drinking Kombucha.
In partnership with the Fort Frances Public Library, dietician, Rylee Blaskey of the Fort Frances Family Health Team taught participants of the “Canada Food Guide 101” workshop how to cook nutritious meals at home on Thursday. Dieticians from the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre.
Riverside Health Care board chair Janice Bezley thanked local MPP Greg Rickford at La Verendrye Hospital on Friday for the $1.35 million in hospital pressure funding that the province allocated to Riverside Health Care.
Good news was recently announced regarding health care services in the district.
Riverside Health Care is receiving $1.353 million from the province in hospital pressure funding to provide patients and residents with better care.
Local MPP Greg Rickford visited La Verendrye Hospital on Friday to make the announcement.