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Thursday, 11 December 2014 00:00

Keep those school kids hopping

            After many years of declining physical activity and increasing obesity levels among school kids, Ontario has woken up. It is now ready to begin encouraging children to engage in a full hour of physical activity every day—at school.

            Meeting this 60-minute goal is part of what the government calls Ontario’s “renewed focus on student well-being, including healthy eating, physical activity, a supportive school climate, and mental health investment in our schools,” according to a media release.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Bobcaygeon becomes 'dementia friendly'

            A pilot project in Bobcaygeon is helping people living with dementia to stay actively engaged with their community. The local Alzheimer Society’s Client Advisory Committee, which includes persons with dementia among its members, is piloting “Living Well With Dementia.”

            The aim, says Executive Director David Webster, is

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Get your flu shot to go

            There’s drive-thru coffee, drive-thru banking, and … yes … even drive-thru flu shots. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is offering a free ‘Drive-Thru’ Flu Shot Clinic in Lindsay on Saturday, Oct. 25.

            The clinic, which will be held at

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