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Health & Wellness

Dental van rolls into Rainy River

The Northwestern Health Unit’s new “Healthy Smiles Ontario” mobile dental van rolled into Fort Frances in September, bringing smiles galore.

Under the program, children aged 17 and under who met the program’s eligibility requirements received dental treatment.

The Northwestern Health Unit negotiated a special pilot project status for the “Healthy Smiles Ontario” program.

Family receives special recognition

The Canadian Diabetes Association has recognized a Thunder Bay family for its inspirational work on behalf of people with diabetes.

The Wepruk family has been awarded the Dave Speer Inspiration Award, which is presented to an inspirational individual, or family, who has overcome great obstacles to manage their diabetes and continues to enjoy a fulfilling and active lifestyle.

Rainbow Centre visiting

High school students in Northwestern Ontario will be hearing from youth peer-to-peer educators from the Rainbow Resource Center based out of Winnipeg.

The students will be learning about the impacts of bullying, marginalization, and discrimination experienced by those who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQTS).