FORT FRANCES—In the midst of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 6), Susan Marshall of Fort Frances was acknowledged in Ottawa through the Champions of Mental Health Awards, which celebrates the contributions of individuals to the advancement of the mental health agenda in Canada.
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Local CIBC staff and friends and family will be participating in the annual “Run for the Cure” here Sunday afternoon to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.
CIBC employee Karen Chown, who’s organizing the local “Run for the Cure” this year, said the public is more than welcome to join them.
Since the fall of 1994, Ontario has implemented a Hepatitis B vaccination program.
Thanks to the co-operation of parents, teachers, and Grade 7 students, the Northwestern Health Unit successfully has immunized more than 80 percent of the Grade 7 population in the Kenora-Rainy River districts.
FORT FRANCES—Members of Parents Against Illicit Narcotics (PAIN) have collected the petitions which recently were circulated across Rainy River District requesting the establishment of youth addiction services and increased drug enforcement in the area.
And with 1,632 signatures, the group is thrilled with the support from district residents.
Need has no season, but with the financial stress of children returning to school and the costs that go with that, some district residents are using the Salvation Army’s food bank more and more now.
FORT FRANCES—With fall now here and snowbirds booking their plans to head south, the Northwestern Health Unit is getting ready for its annual ’flu shot clinics to start next month.
FORT FRANCES—While it may have been a competition, unity was the real theme of the inaugural Neil Roy Memorial skateboard tournament here Saturday.
That sentiment was apparent as more than 140 friends, family, and fans of the sport gathered at the skate park and joined hands in tribute at the start and end of the event, listening to the Ben Lee song, “We’re All in This Together.”
Northwestern Ontario has one of the highest rates of heart disease of any region in Canada.
As such, “Northern Hearts” is working to decrease the incidence of heart disease by helping people be pro-active about their health.
This is the 11th year its successful Northern Hearts Weekend Retreat will be held.
"Early to Breast, Early to Thrive” is the theme for World Breastfeeding Week, which runs Oct. 1-7.
This year focuses on initiating breastfeeding in the remarkable first hour of life.
All babies should have skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth and the opportunity to breastfeed. This is when baby’s sucking reflex is strongest.
On Aug. 2, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, will be offered to about 84,000 girls in Grade 8 in Ontario schools this fall.
The school-based vaccination program is aimed at protecting young women against pre-cancerous cervical lesions and cervical cancer.