Monday, December 22, 2014

Health & Wellness

Youth group member set for mission

Like most of the graduating class of 2014, John Piotrowski is preparing for a change of pace come fall.
But instead of spending his summer months anticipating another year of study, Piotrowski will be preparing to embark on a mission serving the National Evangelization Team (NET) Ministries of Canada.

Local student needs support to win scholarship

Lakehead University student Emily Drouin recently was selected from hundreds of applicants across the country as a finalist for Campus Vacations’ “The Amazing Travel Scholarship.”
Now she is rallying Fort Frances’ support to try and win a grand prize that includes tuition, a paid internship, and a trip with a friend.

Obesity activitist encouraged by 'plus-size' push for Disney princesses

A regional obesity activist is elated by a recent campaign by a U.S. teen girl’s to get Disney to create a “plus-size” princess.

Little consensus on assisted suicide

CALGARY—The issue of doctor-assisted suicide generated plenty of debate but little consensus at the Canadian Medical Association’s annual convention yesterday.

Garden club aimed at kids

The community garden here isn’t just for growing vegetables and producing healthy, inexpensive food anymore—it’s going to provide a learning experience for local children.
For the 2013 growing season, the Fort Frances Community Garden committee is planning a “Kids’ Garden Club,” which will start on Thursday, June 6.

‘March Against Monsanto’ planned

This Saturday (May 25), activists around the world, including the Fort Frances area, will unite to take back their food.
JoAnna Richards is among the district residents organizing a “March Against Monsanto,” targeting the American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation which is a leading producer in genetically-engineered seed.

Lundon looking forward to role

The recently-appointed chairwoman of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care is looking forward to her new position.
Having been asked if she’d consider taking on the role, Livia Lundon noted that she “thought it would be a good opportunity.”
“I’m looking forward to it,” she enthused. “I’m quite excited.”

Campbell seeking health care input

Area residents are invited to an open discussion about the health-care system in Northwestern Ontario during a series of town hall-style meetings to be hosted by local MPP Sarah Campbell this Friday (Sept. 28).
NDP health critic France Gelinas, a passionate spokesperson for improved access to care in the north, also will be on hand.

Algae advisory issued

The Northwestern Health Unit wishes to advise residents using Lake Lulu, in the Township of Pellatt, to be on the lookout for blue-green algal blooms.
Blooms can occur in any body of water if the right conditions exist during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.
Blue-green algae thrive where water is shallow, slow moving, and warm, but they also may be present in deeper, cooler water.

What to do if you find a sick, orphaned wild animal

If you see what you think may be sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, don’t remove it from its natural habitat. The bird or animal may not need assistance and you could actually do more harm in your attempt to help.
Where an animal is in need of help, it requires specialized care to recover and return to the wild.

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