It’s not too late to sign up to participate in the annual “Ride for Memories,” a fundraiser for the local Alzheimer Society, which is set to go tomorrow.
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Health & Wellness
The Northwestern Health Unit is advising the public that West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes have been identified from a trap in the Fort Frances area.
This is the first documented case of WNV-positive mosquitoes in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts this season.
The West Nile virus is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
We all know about the health consequences of tobacco use–but did you know that workplaces also suffer when they employ smokers?
Each smoker in the workplace costs their employer $3,396 per year in decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, increased insurance premiums, and additional expenses to maintain outdoor smoking areas.
Smokers looking for a breath of fresh air this summer won’t need to drive up the lake to get it, thanks to new funding for smoking cessation medications by the province.
Prompted by a letter petitioning Ontario municipalities to help raise awareness of Lyme disease, Fort Frances Coun. John Albanese, who also chairs the Northwestern Health Unit’s board of health, said they already have made the tick-spread disease a priority.
Four chiropractic students are leading by example as they pedal from Vancouver to Halifax promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity to Canadian children.
They’re sharing their holistic health tips through presentations at summer camps. And one month into their summer-long trip, they’re seeing lots of enthusiasm from young people.
The CNIB “Eye Van” is coming to Fort Frances next month, sponsored by the Fort Frances Lions Club.
Do you have medical eye problems like abnormal vision, diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or a family history of eye disease?
If so, contact your family doctor, optometrist, nurse practitioner, or diabetes educator for a referral to the “Eye Van.”
An advisory committee, developed through a partnership with the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and the Northwestern Health Unit, will host its first event here tomorrow (June 7).
The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts is looking for volunteers to help out with some of its upcoming activities.
These include distributing the cash calendars and selling them at a variety of fairs, distributing posters in the Fort Frances area, and carrying out a few administration projects.
The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, Seven Generations Education Institute, and Fort Frances Family Health Team have teamed up to plan a health symposium.
Entitled “For the Health of It,” the event will take place next Thursday (June 2) from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous here.
It is open to the public.