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Women’s symposium likely a go

After taking a break from the event this year, it’s likely the Women’s Health Symposium will go again in 2010 as organizers begin meeting and planning the popular event.

“We still had some money left so we decided to forge ahead and do it another year,” said Linda Hamilton, who is spearheading the symposium along with Jan Beazley.

Public being asked to help ward off spread of ’flu in ER

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. is asking the public to do its part to prevent the spread of H1N1 and the seasonal ’flu in local emergency rooms as the number of people heading there is on the rise.

“We’re definitely seeing an increase [number] in our emergency department,” said Riverside communications officer Teresa Hazel.

Take precautions against ’flu

During this ’flu season, Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. is reminding the public of the following precautionary measures in place for La Verendrye Hospital and the health centres in Emo and Rainy River:

•Do not escort patients to the emergency department (drop off and wait outside of the hospital unless the patient is a minor or needs assistance);