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.
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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.
Members of the local Covenant Women Ministries are continuing a tradition of assembling and sending midwife kits to the Congo in Africa.
The group, formerly known as the Mission Circle, have been offering these midwife kits, as well as bandages, for about 40-45 years.
The Legislative Assembly of Ontario proclaimed Oct. 19 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
This day is intended to bring public awareness to the issue of elder abuse—a hidden problem affecting today’s older adults.
Elder abuse can be defined as any action that harms an older person or jeopardizes the person’s health or welfare.
Patti Johnson, manager of Diagnostic Services at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc., talked about total breast health this week in response to recent media attention around the Canadian Cancer Society’s Quebec chapter announcing that monthly breast self-examinations are not needed.