Smokers looking for a breath of fresh air this summer won’t need to drive up the lake to get it, thanks to new funding for smoking cessation medications by the province.
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Prompted by a letter petitioning Ontario municipalities to help raise awareness of Lyme disease, Fort Frances Coun. John Albanese, who also chairs the Northwestern Health Unit’s board of health, said they already have made the tick-spread disease a priority.
Four chiropractic students are leading by example as they pedal from Vancouver to Halifax promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity to Canadian children.
They’re sharing their holistic health tips through presentations at summer camps. And one month into their summer-long trip, they’re seeing lots of enthusiasm from young people.
The CNIB “Eye Van” is coming to Fort Frances next month, sponsored by the Fort Frances Lions Club.
Do you have medical eye problems like abnormal vision, diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or a family history of eye disease?
If so, contact your family doctor, optometrist, nurse practitioner, or diabetes educator for a referral to the “Eye Van.”
An advisory committee, developed through a partnership with the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and the Northwestern Health Unit, will host its first event here tomorrow (June 7).
The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts is looking for volunteers to help out with some of its upcoming activities.
These include distributing the cash calendars and selling them at a variety of fairs, distributing posters in the Fort Frances area, and carrying out a few administration projects.
The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, Seven Generations Education Institute, and Fort Frances Family Health Team have teamed up to plan a health symposium.
Entitled “For the Health of It,” the event will take place next Thursday (June 2) from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous here.
It is open to the public.
The Heart & Stroke Foundation’s “Big Bike” scooted through town last Thursday afternoon, carrying with it a variety of local residents who collectively raised nearly $6,000 for the cause.
Money raised will go towards promoting health initiatives locally, as well as supporting advances in medical procedures such as less-invasive heart surgery.
Remember your vision health!
May is CNIB Vision Health Month—a time for Canadians to take control of their eye health.
Every 12 minutes, another Canadian begins to lose their sight. This can happen to anyone at any point in their lifetime, bringing challenges they might never have imagined.
Brian McCoy is appealing to people’s sweet tooth to raise funds for this year’s “Relay for Life,” which will take place overnight on June 24 at Fort Frances High School.
Made from purchased candy melts, the local resident is creating white chocolate-type candy on a stick in the shape of ribbons.