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A lifelong journey concluded

This is the third of a three-part series. It is a true story about Mark, who agreed to meet with me and be interviewed with the goal of helping others.

Mark has spent the majority of his adult life living with depression and, for many years, denying its existence.

CT Scanner getting closer

CEO Wayne Woods said yesterday that the purchase of a CT Scanner for Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. is getting closer although a vendor has not yet been selected.

“We are still in the selection process,” Woods said. “We have short-listed two vendors that both have their advantages and disadvantages.

A lifelong journey continued

This is the second of a three-part series. This is a true story about “Mark,” who agreed to meet with me and be interviewed with the goal of helping others.

Mark has spent the majority of his adult life living with depression and, for many years, denying its existence.

Aboriginal role models being sought

The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) once again is searching for Canada’s best and brightest aboriginal youth for nomination to the 2008-09 National Aboriginal Role Model Program (NARMP).

The program, which has been organized by NAHO for the past four years, aims to highlight the accomplishments of Inuit, First Nations, and Métis youth aged 13-30.

Free HIV testing in 60 seconds

The only way to know whether you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is by getting an HIV test.

If you test positive, knowing your HIV status will enable you to access treatment, learn how to avoid re-infection, stay healthy, and protect those around you from becoming infected.

Adults with mental health needs offered court support

FORT FRANCES—After months of researching, organizing, and planning, Ashlee Grimard of the local Canadian Mental Health Association branch recently has begun to offer services through the Court Support Program.

“It’s designed to provide service to people with mental health needs who are in contact with the criminal justice system,” she explained.