Despite the rainy weather that gripped the region Saturday, the local Alzheimer Society’s fifth-annual “Ride for Memories” brought in $30,200—with more money still coming in.
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FORT FRANCES—Eight years and still going strong, the annual “Walk for Dialysis” was another success last Friday, raising an estimated $16,000.
Rallying around the walk’s originator, Tom Bruyere, nearly 30 people walked the 20 miles from Emo to Fort Frances along the River Road in order to raise money for the local hemodialysis unit at La Verendrye Hospital here.
It’s not too late for district residents to make an appointment to donate at Canadian Blood Services’ fall donor clinic tomorrow and Thursday at Fort Frances High School.
Interested donors are encouraged make an appointment prior to the two-day clinic by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visiting www.blood.ca
FORT FRANCES—As a follow-up to testing done in May, the Ministry of Environment is requiring the Town of Fort Frances to again test residential properties for lead.
Now Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown is looking for 40 individual properties to volunteer for testing if they’re located between
FORT FRANCES—Motorcyclists will be taking to area highways this Saturday (Sept. 8) for the local Alzheimer Society’s fifth-annual “Ride for Memories,” with this year’s ride ending here that evening.
“We are going to have a fantastic turnout,” enthused Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the Alzheimer Society for the Kenora/Rainy River districts.
FORT FRANCES—Kaayla Fox made the first major haircut of her life one that counted.
After deciding she needed a haircut, the 11-year-old had a conundrum: “Should all my hair just go to waste?”
But after getting an idea from the older sister of her friend, Alyce Ewald, Fox decided to donate her locks to a good cause—namely, “Locks of Love.”
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The Northwestern Health Unit will be administering Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations to Grade 8 girls attending district schools this fall. HPV—known to be sexually-transmitted—is a main cause of cervical cancer in women. “This vaccination is important to the protection of our youth because through a few simple doses, we can help to prevent cervical cancer and that’s an exciting
The Northwestern Health Unit would like to advise the public that West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes have been identified from a trap in the Fort Frances area. This is the first documented case of WNV-positive mosquitoes in a municipality within the Kenora and Rainy River districts in 2007. There has been one laboratory confirmed case of West Nile virus infection in humans in the north
Fr. Raphael Mponda delivered a message of thanks to members of St. John’s Anglican Church here last Thursday evening. Through a special presentation entitled “Come to the Waters,” Fr. Mponda showed those on hand the blessings their monthly donations have brought to the people of Malawi in Africa. “Thank you for the support you have provided to my home country.