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Residents urged to take ‘Portion Plate’ challenge

With portion sizes increasing by two-five times over the past 20 years, Dr. Sue Pederson, an endocrinologist at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine, chose to investigate portion control.

“I find that most people know what constitutes a healthy food choice,” she said. “But controlling portions and eating balanced meals present a problem.”

Credit union donates to Riverside

The Northern Lights Credit Union donated $1,600 to the Riverside Foundation for Heath Care on Friday for a new neo-natal transport incubator with a ventilator at La Verendrye Hospital.

The money is proceeds from the Northern Lights Credit Union’s “iCare Miles” program, where a percentage of its credit card-holders’ purchases are donated to local health care.

Healing conference for women planned

A women’s healing conference is being held March 3-6 at the Nanicost gymnasium here.

This event is hosted by the Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc. Counseling Unit and funded by the United Church Healing Fund.

This conference is open to all women interested in healing focusing on both traditional and alternative therapies.

Talk to loved ones about organ donation

The Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is celebrating Valentine’s Day by reminding Ontarians to sign their organ donor cards and speak to their family about their wishes.

“We have a shortage of organs in Ontario. There are too many men, women, and children on the organ transplant waiting list,” said Frank Markel, president and CEO of TGLN.