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Season to give

While there's credence to the notion that Christmas has become too commercialized, the power of a gift—no matter the size or cost—cannot be denied.

It shows us that someone, somewhere is thinking of us. This is appreciated all the more by those of us who may be alone at Christmas.

A safe space

Members of several different organizations in Fort Frances celebrated the official opening of a sexual assault and patient care area at La Verendrye Hospital and with good reason.

Nominate them

Do you know a young person who is involved in worthwhile community service, is contributing while living with a limitation, has performed an heroic act, demonstrates individual excellence, or is going above and beyond to help others?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you can nominate them today to be recognized with an Ontario Junior Citizen Award.

Two minutes

As Nov. 11 draws near, one question pops up in many Canadians' minds: Should Remembrance Day be a statutory holiday in every province across Canada?

While the federal government does acknowledge Remembrance Day as a statutory holiday, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, and Nova Scotia do not.

'What if?'

Last month, residents in town were warned, yet again, about being aware of fraudulent or scam phone calls.

This is a refrain that repeats frequently, because we have a larger aging population, and scammers seem to thrive by preying on those who aren't as technology proficient as others, and who then might not be as aware of what's wrong.

Newspapers matter

Oct. 6-12 marks the 79th annual National Newspaper Week, an opportunity to recognize the critical role that newspapers play in an active and healthy democracy.

News Media Canada—the association that represents the Canadian news media industry—is urging Canadians to show their support for newspaper journalism.