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Health & Wellness

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.

Campbell seeking health care input

Area residents are invited to an open discussion about the health-care system in Northwestern Ontario during a series of town hall-style meetings to be hosted by local MPP Sarah Campbell this Friday (Sept. 28).

NDP health critic France Gelinas, a passionate spokesperson for improved access to care in the north, also will be on hand.

Algae advisory issued

The Northwestern Health Unit wishes to advise residents using Lake Lulu, in the Township of Pellatt, to be on the lookout for blue-green algal blooms.

Blooms can occur in any body of water if the right conditions exist during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.