Cynthia Donald is hoping a meeting of the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder support group set for Jan. 16 will bring out parents who want to learn more about ADHD as well as get support from others who have a child suffering from it.
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Two dozen district residents piled onto a bus early last Thursday morning and headed out to the Agribition show in Regina, Sask. for four days.
And they returned home Sunday night with rave reviews.
In just over five months of active campaigning, “Care Close to Home” is closing in on its goal of $3.5 million for two major renovation projects at La Verendrye hospital in Fort Frances and the Emo Health Centre.
The $8.3-million projects will provide much-needed improvements to both facilities, focusing primarily on patient comfort, privacy, dignity, and ease of access.
Public health nurse Heidi Ivall was in Barwick last Thursday morning to present Jackie Champagne, owner/operator of Roseberry Runway, with the provincial “Eat Smart!” award.
“This award-winning restaurant promotes healthy living in the community,” noted Ivall, by meeting exceptional standards in food safety, non-smoking seating, and healthier food choices.
The Rainy River District School Board said it is committed to keep working at improving local student achievement after seeing some grade three and six scores drop below—and some rise above—provincial standards.
The announcement came Tuesday with the board’s release of the results of testing done by the Education Quality and Accountability Office back in May.
Following the retirement of Norma Elliott, Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. has hired two new nurse managers for the Emo and Rainy River Health Centres.
Tammy McNally took over the reins at the Rainy River hospital earlier this month while Edith Bodnar of Alberton will be in charge at Emo once renovations are complete and its doors open again in January.
With the federal election candidates in Kenora-Rainy River riding continuing to debate how to fund health care and what to do with tax surpluses, the district’s agricultural community is feeling left out of the equation.
Farmers here—and across the country—are simply being forgotten on all parties’ platforms, they say.
There’s little doubt conservation is crucial for the future of the tourism industry in the region following the Northwestern Ontario Tourism Association’s annual fall meeting here Friday.
The Northwestern Ontario Elk Restoration Committee is hoping for an early Christmas present this year with the release of 50 more elk here from Elk Island National Park in Alberta.
NOERC co-chair Mike Solomon is hopeful the call will come in soon with word the elk are ready for transportation to the area around Cameron Lake between Nestor Falls and Sioux Narrows.
He’s probably the only person who rubs his hands together in anticipation when weather forecasts call for hail. But then, Rod Harrison of Devlin has an uncanny passion for repairing automobile dents.
“Hail damage repair has been my bread and butter for the past few years,” he noted.