Health & Wellness
A benefit is being planned for the Rod and Nikki Sinninghe family of Rainy River to help with expenses connected to their newborn baby, Kenna, who had
major medical problems when she arrived June 30.
It all began when Nikki’s water broke unexpectedly on the night of June 29. She and Rod drove to Fort Frances, but Nikki’s doctor was out of town
and the doctor on call didn’t feel comfortable doing a c-section since Nikki was about three weeks early.
Although she had hoped for a better turnout at the Emo Agricultural Research Station open house last Tuesday evening (July 24), research technician Kim Jo Bliss still was happy to highlight several of the crop trials for the nearly two dozen people who did attend.
Two of the crops she showed during the tour through the large fields were trials of switchgrass and hybrid poplar trees.
A year of planning and preparations were worth it for 16-year-old Kaili McBride, who returned home from Peru last week with a new zest for life.
“I feel important,” the Devlin resident stressed Thursday afternoon. “Before I went, I was just living. I didn’t feel important.
“But now I’m excited and I want to do more. I feel I can make a difference,” she enthused.
McBride spent the first two weeks of July in the South American country ministering to youths and adults through a program called Teen Mania Global Expeditions.
Rick Hallam recently took over as chairman of the local Ducks Unlimited chapter from long-time head Barney Maher and now is trying to figure out his game plan for the group.
“Barney left me with some big shoes to fill and it’s not going to be easy,” said Hallam. “If I can come close to filling his shoes, I will consider my tenor as chairperson successful.”
Hallam has been a member of the local DU committee for the past five years helping to see through many successful fundraising events.
This past Wednesday, the Métis Hall at 714 Armit Ave. resembled a factory assembly line as volunteers put together some 300 boxes of fruits and vegetables as part of the monthly “Healthy Living Food Box” program.
In a quick and orderly fashion, the 30 volunteers on hand filled the boxes with fresh produce, from a local distributor, and got them ready for pick-up from the public.
George Christopoulos fitted the spare room on the second storey of his home with a home-made, child-proof gate so his granddaughter could visit without him worrying about the three year-old falling out of a window.
As a retired window repairman, he knows how easy it is for inquisitive toddlers to tumble out of windows.
“You kidding?” he said. “From second storey? It’s three meters down. Even on grass, never mind cement, even on grass. Anything can happen.”
Winnipeg’s night life nearly turned deadly early yesterday morning when a man shot and wounded four patrons outside a downtown nightclub at closing time.
Just before 3 a.m., a gunman on foot fired at least seven shots and hit three women and a man in front of Metro Nitelife hip-hop club.
Winnipeg has seen a spate of shootings recently—in the last 10 days, nine people have been shot, including two by police.
“It’s scary to the public and it’s scary to the police service,” police spokesman Sgt. Kelly Dennison said yesterday.
A local resident is praising boot camp for helping him to discover his full-potential and helping to shape his life into what he had hope for, but couldn’t necessarily achieve on his own.
James Ring, 22, enlisted in the Canadian Navy about a year ago. Once he got his clearance he was shipped out to their training facilities in St. Johns, for basic soldier training.
After spending several weeks there, he started to see significant changes in his organizational skills and how he assessed certain life situations.
For Nick and Mary Andrusco of Fort Frances, humor and patience are two simple qualities they believe are crucial to a successful marriage.
And they should know.
Tomorrow (July 19th) the couple will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.
They met here 70 years ago, purely by chance. It’s a moment that Mary Andrusco remembers as if it was yesterday. She was just shy of her 16th birthday and Nick was all of 19.
Well-known community volunteer and cancer activist Nadine Johnson recently received recognition for her extensive efforts towards the fight against cancer.
Johnson was nominated for the local employee recognition award by her fellow co-workers at the Fort Frances Jail, where she is a well respected cook.
Both Johnson and jail guard Lauren McCoy received recognition at the local level and then were nominated at the regional level as well.