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Some fall fire safety tips

Even if major home renovations aren’t on the horizon for this fall, homeowners still should add fire safety to their “to-do” list as the colder weather settles in.

Heading into the fall season, the local fire department sees an “increase in occurrences,” said local fireman and fire safety specialist Wayne Riches, including chimney fires.

Hep B campaign underway

Hepatitis B is one of several viral infections that can affect the liver.

Hepatitis B is spread by contact with body fluids–blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and saliva—and can be passed to newborns from infected mothers.

At least half of those infected have no symptoms, but all of those who are infected can pass the virus on to other people.

Celiac group to meet

The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are diversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life.

Come and join us next Tuesday (Sept. 27) at 7 p.m. in Room 160 at Fort Frances High School.