Thursday, July 30, 2015

Health & Wellness

Health unit urges families to get active

The Northwestern Health Unit has released a new program encouraging families to be more active this summer.
The program, called “The Summer Family Play Pass,” has over 100 activities for families to take part in.
The challenge is measured by a point system, where each activity on the play pass represents one point.

'Snoasis' still a 'go' this Saturday

While spring has sprung a little early this year, the Friends of the Museum is going ahead with its “Snoasis 3” family fun day this Saturday (March 21), unofficially renaming the event “Puddles of Paradise.”
Kids are urged to wear their rain boots to the fun day, which will run from noon-2 p.m. in the parking lot at the Fort Frances Public Library.

Border Concert to feature music, dogs

The next show in the Border Concert Series, featuring Todd Oliver and friends, will be held this Monday (Feb. 23) starting at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
Oliver, nationally known for his amazing real-life talking dogs and hilarious comedy, presents an all new show: “Todd Oliver & Friends.”

Youth group member set for mission

Like most of the graduating class of 2014, John Piotrowski is preparing for a change of pace come fall.
But instead of spending his summer months anticipating another year of study, Piotrowski will be preparing to embark on a mission serving the National Evangelization Team (NET) Ministries of Canada.

Local student needs support to win scholarship

Lakehead University student Emily Drouin recently was selected from hundreds of applicants across the country as a finalist for Campus Vacations’ “The Amazing Travel Scholarship.”
Now she is rallying Fort Frances’ support to try and win a grand prize that includes tuition, a paid internship, and a trip with a friend.

Obesity activitist encouraged by 'plus-size' push for Disney princesses

A regional obesity activist is elated by a recent campaign by a U.S. teen girl’s to get Disney to create a “plus-size” princess.

Little consensus on assisted suicide

CALGARY—The issue of doctor-assisted suicide generated plenty of debate but little consensus at the Canadian Medical Association’s annual convention yesterday.

Garden club aimed at kids

The community garden here isn’t just for growing vegetables and producing healthy, inexpensive food anymore—it’s going to provide a learning experience for local children.
For the 2013 growing season, the Fort Frances Community Garden committee is planning a “Kids’ Garden Club,” which will start on Thursday, June 6.

‘March Against Monsanto’ planned

This Saturday (May 25), activists around the world, including the Fort Frances area, will unite to take back their food.
JoAnna Richards is among the district residents organizing a “March Against Monsanto,” targeting the American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation which is a leading producer in genetically-engineered seed.

Lundon looking forward to role

The recently-appointed chairwoman of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care is looking forward to her new position.
Having been asked if she’d consider taking on the role, Livia Lundon noted that she “thought it would be a good opportunity.”
“I’m looking forward to it,” she enthused. “I’m quite excited.”

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