They’re expected to foot the bill but district municipalities are still confused about what the final cost for policing will be when the province “downloads” the service this year.
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About 470 people went to Barwick last Friday and Saturday to fill out applications for Voyageur Panel—even though there are no vacant positions there.
Human resources co-ordinator Kirstan Bodnarchuk said last weekend’s application session was to boost up their hiring pool of potential employees just in case a position does become vacant.
With economic development to take on a district scope, the Rainy River Future Development Corp. is looking to forge a new vision—and it’s turning to the public for help.
“Inside every skinny person is a fat person waiting to get out. More often than not, the fat guy wins.”—Jack Elliott
My name is Mark Elliott. I’m drastically overweight.
I’m not alone, either. The latest national survey found 51 percent of all Canadians are overweight or obese.
By the way, I fit into the latter category.
The words were a little less sharp Saturday when the Northwestern Health Unit made its plea to local municipalities to continue making monthly payments necessary to pay for public health in the Kenora and Rainy River districts.
But the calmer tempers didn’t stop the Rainy River District Municipal Association from calling for an independent audit of the health unit.
I want to stress that the primary focus of “Heavy Weights” is not weight loss—it’s health gain.
It’s not a diet or a fad but rather an attempt to take the bad health habits we have and exchange them for healthy ones. Hence the motto, “Championing better health through better lifestyles.”
Anyone going to the doctor in the near future will have to show their health card before each visit as the province tries to crack down on health care fraud.
Starting March 1, the Ministry of Health is getting rid of its “good faith policy,” leaving it up to the medical providers to prove a patient is eligible for an OHIP claim.
If the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines wants to consider itself the lead ministry for the north, it better start acting like it.
That’s the message that seemed to come out of Monday night’s public meeting at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre with the Minister’s Advisory Council on Government Service Delivery.
Among the new activities geared towards kids at this year’s Little Amik Winter Carnival is a chess tournament slated Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. upstairs in the arena.
Participants will be grouped into three categories—age nine and under, 10-12, and 13 and over.
The number of resident physicians working out of the Fort Frances Clinic will get a boost in mid-June when Dr. Peter Mikhail joins the staff roster there.