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Powlowski announces support for seniors impacted by COVID-19

Thunder Bay-Rainy River Liberal MP Marcus Powlowski, on behalf of Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced an investment of $81,230 in Thunder Bay-Rainy River last week. These funds will be dedicated to support projects organized and delivered by community groups to help seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNFC holds annual pancake breakfast to raise FASD awareness

The United Native Friendship Centre held their annual breakfast on Wednesday to raise awareness on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the amount of people in one building, the pancake meals were given outside of the building either by drive-thru or walkup.

Shelter of Hope exploring amalgamation with Riverside

There are talks of amalgamating the Rainy River District Shelter of Hope with Riverside Health Care after the shelter turned to them for ‘operational assistance’ in absence of an executive director. The amalgamation request was made to the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). The MCCSS is the main funder to the Shelter of Hope.

Riverside Foundation pledges $80,000 to Emo Long-Term Care A.C. maintenance

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care pledged $80,000 to cover the purchase and installation costs of the new air conditioning unit at the Emo Long-Term Care facility. Included in the $80,000 are $40,000 donated by the Emo and District Auxiliary.

Allison Cox, director at Riverside Foundation for Health Care, said board members were very happy to help cover part of the cost.

Registration opens for bounce and burn class

The Memorial Sports Centre has opened registration for a Bounce and Burn class. Registration for the class began on Monday and will continue until classes fill up. The class is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with the capacity of 12 individuals per class.

Although registration happens through the sports centre, the actual class takes at the East End Hall.