FORT FRANCES—Groups of Grade 10 students from the Civics class at Fort Frances High School participated in the “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth” (P.A.R.T.Y.) program at La Verendrye Hospital here last Wednesday and Friday.
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FORT FRANCES—While reusable shopping bags are becoming more common, most of them are not as environmentally-friendly as people may think—often being made from recycled plastic and only good for an estimated 10 uses before they have to be thrown away.
Fifty smokers in Fort Frances could get the help they need to quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy.
By participating in the STOP study (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients), eligible smokers will receive 10 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy as gum, patches, or inhalers.
FORT FRANCES—On behalf of a small group in his town, Atikokan Mayor Dennis Brown addressed members of the Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team on Tuesday asking for their support of a proposal for an addictions treatment centre there.
Courtney Beadle and I (Georgina Wyder) are third-year BScN students currently doing our mental health placement at the Canadian Mental Health Association and Step Centre in Fort Frances.
We have had the opportunity to eliminate our own biases regarding mental health and experienced the TAMI program.
A stroke damages the brain and causes a sudden loss of brain function.
It is important to know the warning signs of a stroke and seek medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.
With the following symptoms, see your physician or report to the emergency department:
•sudden weakness, numbness, or tingling in the face, arm, or leg;
FORT FRANCES—Given the recent initiatives for substance abuse prevention and services in the community, therapists at Family and Children’s Services here are working towards improving their knowledge and expertise in substance abuse counselling.
Since the 1980s, I have responded to many house fires. One fire that I recall was a spectacular one, which involved an older apartment complex.
A young family was temporarily renting an apartment in the complex until they could acquire their new home.
In the early-morning hours, my fire pager alarmed, announcing to respond to an apartment fire.
FORT FRANCES—With winter—and the ’flu season—on its way, the Northwestern Health Unit started up its annual ’flu shot clinics here last week.
And Cindy McKinnon, program manager for infectious disease, noted they had a pretty good turnout, with a couple of hundred residents being immunized at the clinics held at Robert Moore and Huffman schools in Fort Frances.
Both founding and current board members, along with more than 100 district supporters, came together Saturday night at the Emo Legion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care—and look forward to many more years to come.