Local optometrists Dr. Robert Lidkea and Dr. Bruce Lidkea, of Lidkea Optometry on Scott Street, have joined the World Sight Day Challenge during October to help give the gift of vision to people in developing countries.
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Health & Wellness
Post-election victory celebrations have come to an end but Ontarians still have something spectacular to celebrate.
Thanks to dedicated and passionate voters, 92 MPPs are “Healthy Candidates.”
This means a full 86 percent of Ontario’s legislature has made a commitment to the future health of our province.
The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts has kicked off its annual “Coffee Break” fundraiser, and is calling on local residents and business to become hosts to support 1,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the area.
People might think an illness, such as oral cancer, won’t happen to them.
But Gruen Von Behrens is proof that it can, especially when you are a tobacco user.
Getting a ’flu shot is a small action on your part but can mean a great deal to those who are most vulnerable for getting very sick or dying from influenza.
A ’flu shot protects you, your loved ones, and your community.
Seasonal influenza vaccine is available to all residents of Ontario who are over six months of age, free of charge.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Rainy River District Breast Health Network would like to announce some activities that will be taking place.
This Saturday (Oct. 8) from 10 a.m.-noon, volunteers will be at various locations around Fort Frances handing out information about upcoming activities.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation extends its congratulations to the election hopefuls of Thunder Bay-Superior North, Thunder Bay-Atikokan, and Kenora-Rainy River for having the highest percentage of candidates in Ontario ridings to “go healthy!”
Even if major home renovations aren’t on the horizon for this fall, homeowners still should add fire safety to their “to-do” list as the colder weather settles in.
Heading into the fall season, the local fire department sees an “increase in occurrences,” said local fireman and fire safety specialist Wayne Riches, including chimney fires.
The Riverside Foundation for Health Care and Shoppers Drug Mart once again are partnering in an effort to raise funds in support of women’s whole health in Rainy River District through the 10th-annual “Tree of Life” campaign.
“Urban Poling” has arrived in the district as a new way to get people up and moving.
It is a combination between cross-country skiing for the upper body and walking for the lower body, explained Aimee Beazley, the Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living program worker with the United Native Friendship Centre here.