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Coats needed for drive

The Associates of St. Marguerite du Ville are holding their annual coat drive at the end of the month and are looking for donations of coats.

The coats will be available for those in need of warm clothing as the temperature continues to drop.

‘Luncheon of Hope’ coming up

This year’s “Luncheon of Hope” is set for Saturday, Oct. 20 at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Tickets cost $25 each, and are on sale now at Pharmasave, Shoppers Drug Mart, Emo Health Centre, Rainy River Health Centre, and La Verendrye Hospital.

The Rainy River District Breast Health Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Carole Spread as the guest speaker this year.

MADD Presentation

Students across the district will hear some very important messages as two Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) presentations will be visiting local schools next week.

Those in Grades 1-6 will view “The MADD Scientist and the Quest for Power” while Grades 7-12 will be presented with “Friday Night.”

Ex-resident donates $30,000 for local health care

Paul Dalseg, who was born and raised in Rainy River District, surprised the Riverside Foundation for Health Care last week with his very generous donation of $30,000 in memory of his parents, Paul and Bricken Dalseg, on behalf of the Dalseg Family.

“My father raised us to be generous,” Dalseg said during a telephone conversation with Foundation director Teresa Hazel.

Region showing ‘fighting spirit’ despite economy, Rosehart says

FORT FRANCES—“If you could do one or two things to improve the long-term economic health of the north, what would they be?”

That’s the question Dr. Robert Rosehart has been asking communities around Northwestern Ontario over the past few months, including during a stop here Friday at the annual meeting of the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chamber of Commerce.