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‘Clothesline’ program popular

The Canadian Diabetes Association’s “Clothesline” program continues to be popular here, with local drop box host “Share Bears” seeing 7,482 pounds of reusable items donated in the past year.

The CDA’s major fundraiser is the collection of used clothing and household articles, and their resale through Value Village.

Benefit planned

Since the age of five, Blair Jack has faced many life-threatening situations with courage and determination.

He came in contact with blastomycosis, which damaged his kidneys and lungs, and his life has not been the same since.

Over the years, Jack, now 30, has been in the hospital many, many times—and many times doctors gave him a limited time to live.

Local program marks quarter-century of saving lives

The Riverside Breast Health Program last week celebrated 25 years of fighting breast cancer across the district.

“I can’t believe it’s 25 years. This is so exciting,” Eva Thornton, one of the program’s founders and first nurse examiners, enthused to the crowd on hand for a celebratory open house last Wednesday afternoon at La Verendrye Hospital.