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Stressing health gain

I want to stress that the primary focus of “Heavy Weights” is not weight loss—it’s health gain.

It’s not a diet or a fad but rather an attempt to take the bad health habits we have and exchange them for healthy ones. Hence the motto, “Championing better health through better lifestyles.”

Health cards to be mandatory

Anyone going to the doctor in the near future will have to show their health card before each visit as the province tries to crack down on health care fraud.

Starting March 1, the Ministry of Health is getting rid of its “good faith policy,” leaving it up to the medical providers to prove a patient is eligible for an OHIP claim.

Chess new to winter carnival

Among the new activities geared towards kids at this year’s Little Amik Winter Carnival is a chess tournament slated Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. upstairs in the arena.

Participants will be grouped into three categories—age nine and under, 10-12, and 13 and over.

Snobelen defends ‘Lands for Life’

It was a quiet visit to Fort Frances for Natural Resource minister John Snobelen—almost.

During a question and answer session at a PC fundraising dinner at the Red Dog Inn, the minister to defend the “Land for Life” process.

Questions from the floor skirted around the “Lands for Life” round tables—until one man bluntly told Snobelen the whole idea should be scrapped.