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Games keep brain active

A new survey finds maintaining brain fitness is a priority for Canadians worried about the deterioration of the brain due to aging.

Play about Danny has powerful message

BY FAYE MOFFATT, IAN SLOAN and GILLIAN SCHELL When churches become civic minded, communities are transformed for the better. Churches exist to be in solidarity with the poor: those in poverty, and people without homes.
New native day-care service

New native day-care service

Nevada Nettagog, 3, really enjoys his surroundings at Shki Biimaadizwin Kinoomaadwin, the new First Nations day-care centre.
Approachable, friendly LU prof the tops

Approachable, friendly LU prof the tops

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Not even a painful injury could keep Laurentian University psychology professor Cynthia Whissell away from the classroom. After breaking her hand last fall, Whissell got treatment and was back with her students the same day.

Gardener to share experiences

The arrival of spring means gardening.

Canadians love junk

Have you ever rescued furniture from the curb? Forty percent of Canadians report they have salvaged curbside castoffs.
Couple generously donate to the medical school bursary
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Couple generously donate to the medical school bursary fund

Nicholas and Anna Wargaty lead a very modest life. Yet there is no limit to their kindness and charity for others. The couple recently donated $10,000 to the bursary campaign fund sponsored by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM).
Trip to Botswana no vacation for student

Trip to Botswana no vacation for student

Although her trip is more than a month away, Laurentian University student France Labonté can't wait to go to Botswana to participate in a six-week workshop on HIV/AIDS. "Oh my God," she exclaims. "I'm getting more and more excited.

New business puts photos on 'stuff'

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca As a professional photographer for a quarter century, Ray Bernstein knows better than most a picture speaks at least a thousand words.

Meadowbrook to celebrate spring

Meadowbrook Retirement Village, located in Lively, is hosting a variety of exciting and free spring events. The Great Outdoors Event with Ramakko's will take place this Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.