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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.

Install working smoke alarms

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.