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Health & Wellness

Youth health conference hailed a success

FORT FRANCES—Organizers of last week’s Youth Health and Wellness Conference, held at La Place Rendez-Vous here, are pleased with the response they received from the participants and presenters involved.

“I’m really glad we had the opportunity to offer a conference like this,” said organizer Shauna-Leigh Carlson, a health educator with Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre.

Family Health Team helping to better suit patients’ needs

Nearly a year after the formation of the Fort Frances Community Clinic, programming under the Family Health Team here is growing to help better suit local residents’ health care needs.

This was the message town council got Monday night during a presentation by John McTaggart, chair of the Fort Frances Community Clinic Inc. board, and clinic administrator Marlis Bruyere.

District baby girl in need

FORT FRANCES—Kenna Sinninghe is an eight-and-a half month old baby girl from Rainy River who is facing an uphill battle.

She was born with a cleft lip and palate, a diaphragmatic hernia, and a serious heart condition. She only weighs about 14 pounds and presently is relying on a feeding tube for her nourishment.