Local residents still strongly believe in Terry Fox’s dream, and proved it Sunday afternoon as 81 participants came out to raise $6,500 for cancer research, with more money still coming in.
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Students and staff at three schools under the Northwest Catholic District School Board started off the school year drinking out of water coolers after testing in August revealed slightly high levels of lead, which have since dropped through daily flushing.
To further their efforts to prevent tragedies in the area, the Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team, and program co-ordinator Hugh Dennis, have a new project for the fall.
They will be focusing on distributing the pamphlet “Families Rule,” a family policy aimed to open dialogue between parents and children about drugs and alcohol.
District residents came through once again for the Canadian Blood Services donor clinic at Fort High yesterday and Wednesday.
“We had an amazing turnout,” CBS community development co-ordinator Harvey Heather said this morning.
“We had 412 donors over the two days, 345 units, which is about 43 more [units] than we expected,” he noted.
With a successful first day under its belt, Canadian Blood Services is aiming to meet its two-day donor quota today as it wraps up its fall blood donor clinic at Fort Frances High School.
“We had a total of 160 donors, 127 units, which is about 22 over what we expected,” CBS spokesperson Harvey Heather said this morning. “It was a great first day.
Ten people came out to Pither’s Point Park on Saturday morning for a 5K fun run/walk in support of Bill Michl’s upcoming “Joints in Motion” marathon on the Great Wall of China.
Michl said he’s getting closer to his fundraising goal of $6,300 so he can go to China, with $443 in pledges brought in Saturday.
When the days grow colder and shorter, millions of people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) get depressed.
Weather often affects people’s moods. Sunlight breaking through clouds can lift our spirits while a dull, rainy day may make us feel a little gloomy.
Riverside is now one step closer to getting a CT scanner at La Verendrye Hospital here after receiving formal approval from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care yesterday.
“We received the news at about 1:30 this afternoon,” Riverside CEO Wayne Woods noted.
Town council on Monday night received an activities update from Anthony Kadikoff and Bridgette Parker of the Northern Cancer Research Foundation (NCRF), including news that cancer specialist Dr. Dimitrio Verigidis will give a public presentation here Oct. 1.
The chief of oncology at the Regional Cancer Care Centre in Thunder Bay will speak at 7 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Despite the rainy weather that gripped the region Saturday, the local Alzheimer Society’s fifth-annual “Ride for Memories” brought in $30,200—with more money still coming in.