Thunder Bay-Rainy River Liberal MP Marcus Powlowski, on behalf of Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced an investment of $81,230 in Thunder Bay-Rainy River last week. These funds will be dedicated to support projects organized and delivered by community groups to help seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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It has been almost two weeks since students across Ontario went back to in-person classes. Coupled with their return is the change of weather seasons and the possibility of a season flu being mistaken for COVID-19.
The Northwestern Health Unit has more information for parents on what to know if they have a sick child at home.
The United Native Friendship Centre held their annual breakfast on Wednesday to raise awareness on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the amount of people in one building, the pancake meals were given outside of the building either by drive-thru or walkup.
The first meeting of the season for the Laverendrye General Hospital Auxiliary Executive was held on September 1 2020 at the Lions Park pavilion with 11 members present.
The new executive was sworn in and the gavel was passed to Linda Booth, the new President.
There are talks of amalgamating the Rainy River District Shelter of Hope with Riverside Health Care after the shelter turned to them for ‘operational assistance’ in absence of an executive director. The amalgamation request was made to the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). The MCCSS is the main funder to the Shelter of Hope.
The Riverside Foundation for Health Care pledged $80,000 to cover the purchase and installation costs of the new air conditioning unit at the Emo Long-Term Care facility. Included in the $80,000 are $40,000 donated by the Emo and District Auxiliary.
Allison Cox, director at Riverside Foundation for Health Care, said board members were very happy to help cover part of the cost.
In light of a recent updated directive from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Riverside announces that long-term care residents can once again resume short-stays and temporary absences. Effective immediately, Riverside long-term care residents can spend time away from their homes for day trips or overnight absences.
The Memorial Sports Centre has opened registration for a Bounce and Burn class. Registration for the class began on Monday and will continue until classes fill up. The class is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with the capacity of 12 individuals per class.
Although registration happens through the sports centre, the actual class takes at the East End Hall.
Riverside Health Care said they are pleased to announce the resumption of long-term care services at Emo Health Centre. Emo long-term care residents along with their staff had been temporarily relocated to the Rainycrest long-term care following an air-conditioning system failure at the facility.
The moving of residents, their supplies and clothes took place on Monday and Tuesday.