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Weather affects our moods

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.

Cancer specialist to speak here

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.

Support strong once again for dialysis walk

FORT FRANCES—Eight years and still going strong, the annual “Walk for Dialysis” was another success last Friday, raising an estimated $16,000.

Rallying around the walk’s originator, Tom Bruyere, nearly 30 people walked the 20 miles from Emo to Fort Frances along the River Road in order to raise money for the local hemodialysis unit at La Verendrye Hospital here.

Girl donates ‘Locks of Love’

FORT FRANCES—Kaayla Fox made the first major haircut of her life one that counted.

After deciding she needed a haircut, the 11-year-old had a conundrum: “Should all my hair just go to waste?”

But after getting an idea from the older sister of her friend, Alyce Ewald, Fox decided to donate her locks to a good cause—namely, “Locks of Love.”