For the Record
In the Wednesday, May 15 edition of Northern Life, it was incorrectly stated that in order to receive palliative care services from the Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association; clients must be terminally ill with cancer. Anyone faced with a terminal illness, not just cancer-related illness, can contact the SRPCA.
We apologize for this error.
School visitors must wear ID
To improve school security, Rainbow District School Board is introducing visitor identification tags in all of its elementary and secondary schools.
"Visitors have always been required to report to a school's main office. But now we are taking that a step further and requiring them to also wear school visitor tags so that all staff and students would know on sight that a person is on school property with the school's knowledge and permission," says Gordon J. Ewin, director of education.
"Students could report any visitor they see without a tag to their teacher, principal or school staff member. It's a simple safety measure." Schools will have the visitor tags in place for September.
Roll up your sleeves, Canada!
That's the name of a campaign started by Canadian Blood Services to encourage people to donate blood. The Roll Up Your Sleeves drive began last September, and has attracted 7,700 new donors since its launch, but much more is needed.
The CBS in Sudbury has predicted that due to patient demand, in excess of 8,681 units of blood will be needed between now and Sept. 3.
"Summer is traditionally a challenging time for the blood system as people become involved in their outdoor activities, yet the need for blood doesn't stop," said Sue Blasutti, centre director.
For information phone 1-888-2 DONATE.
Cambrian honours teacher
Brent Eckert , a civil engineering professor at Cambrian College, is the winner of this year's President's Award for Excellence.
The award is presented to faculty members who inspire other teachers to set and achieve the highest standards in the classroom, and who have been exemplary in their efforts to achieve their own professional goals.
Eckert is a Sudbury native who has been at Cambrian since 1986.
The award will be presented to Eckert during graduation ceremonies Tuesday, May 21 at 7 pm.