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COOK COUNTY CONNECTIONS  Mental Health During the Holiday Season: Entering the Darkness
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COOK COUNTY CONNECTIONS Mental Health During the Holiday Season: Entering the Darkness

By: Matthew Baxley, Cook County PHHS MH Crisis Response Coordinator

COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA   November 26, 2022  (LSNews)   Most of us know what to expect, as the days grow shorter and the nights long. It happens every year. For many, the absence of light brings with it a heightened experience of anxiety or depression, especially during the holiday season. A survey conducted by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, found that 64% of respondents stated that they were affected by mood shifts during this time of the year.

There are many traditions that mark this season with the reverence and respect it deserves. It can be a time of deep contemplation, introspection, and quiet. These experiences can, however, be overwhelming and even undesirable in our complex modern world. For many, embracing the darkness means fatigue, extra stress, unrealistic expectations of self, or even sitting with unwanted thoughts or memories. In these moments, we are tasked with finding a light in the darkness. This can be both literal and figurative. Some signs that it may be time to find some light may include feelings of fatigue, tension, frustration, loneliness, sadness, or a sense of loss. People who already live with a mental health condition should take extra care to tend to their overall health and wellness during this time by cultivating ongoing sources of light in their life.

A lot of factors can trigger heightened seasonal stress such as lack of sleep, changes in your diet or routine, alcohol at parties, over-commercialization of holidays, financial stress, unrealistic expectations, loneliness, or the inability to be with friends or family. These are all factors that can seriously affect your mood. So, it’s important to notice how you are coping with the combination of factors.

It’s important to note the difference between the natural rhythms associated with the season and the experience of clinical anxiety and depression. Primarily, seasonal feelings often ebb and flow in a temporary way; however, short-term problems should be cared for seriously because they can lead to long-term mental health concerns.

There are many ways to cope by cultivating healthier habits that support your mood and bring lightness in this dark time. In addition to talking to your doctor or a mental health professional about your seasonal mood changes, there are many other things you can do to help manifest more light:

  • Stick to normal routines as much as possible
  • Be outside in natural light or use a SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) lamp regularly
  • Seek out healthy community spaces and activities that increase feelings of connection
  • Set boundaries: say no if you need to (and don’t feel bad about it)
  • Get enough sleep
  • Take time for yourself, but don’t isolate yourself
  • Eat and drink in moderation—do not drink alcohol if you are feeling down
  • Exercise
  • Set reasonable expectations for holiday activities
  • Set a budget for holiday expenses
  • Practice mindfulness- don’t slack on self-care
  • If you are in recovery, recognize triggers and have a plan
  • Seek professional help if you need it

If your friend or family member is struggling, try listening empathetically. You don’t have to understand how someone is feeling to have respect for it. Be careful of accidentally shaming or minimizing the other person’s experience. Instead, make a point to express feelings of hope. You can also offer to serve as a distraction. Invite them to go for a winter hike or to have coffee with you. You can also encourage and even assist them in meeting with a mental health professional.

Remember, this is not an easy time of year for many, so be gentle with yourself. If you find your symptoms aren’t getting better or you are struggling to function as you normally do, it’s time to reach out. Please remember that you are not alone.

Local Mental Health Supports:
Cook County Public Health and Human Services: 218-387-3620
Cook County and Grand Portage 24/7 Resource and Afterhours Crisis Line: 844-772-4724
Grand Portage Human Services: 218-475-2453

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic: 218-387-2330
Violence Prevention Center: 218-387-1262

National and Statewide Crisis Lines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or 988
State Crisis Text Line: Text 988 or “MN” to 741741.
The Trevor Project LGBTQ+ Crisis Line:866-488-7386
Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), or text 838255

Mental Health Warmlines and Helplines:
Minnesota Warm Line Peer Support Connection: 844-739-6369
The NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
National Parent Helpline: 855-427-2736, operated by Parents Anonymous.
Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline: 833-600-2670

Adapted from:

Tips for Managing the Holiday Blues (NAMI 2015)

Surviving Painful Holiday Emotions (NAMI 2020)

Stress, Depression, and the Holidays: Tips for Coping (Mayo Clinic 2020)

Why We Really Get Depressed During the Holidays (HealthPartners 2020)

Learn more about the PHHS department and resources to support your mental health and well-being online at www.cookcountyphhs.org or follow us on Facebook @CookCountyPHHS or on Instagram  @cook_county_phhs.

By: Matthew Baxley, Cook County PHHS MH Crisis Response Coordinator


 

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Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west.  The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake,  Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles

Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
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    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

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     A Difference Maker is a Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce member, organization, or person, who accomplishes extraordinary things by creating positive change in their organization, community or in the lives of others. They are people who have leadership roles in work, business, family, and community who create networks of likeminded people. They are organizations that embrace the broader purpose of creating positive change through determination, leadership, teamwork, inspiration, courage, excellence, integrity, generosity, and compassion.

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    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

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    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

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    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

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    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

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    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

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    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

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    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

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    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

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    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

    #LSN_SSM  #LSN_CircleTour #LSN_Arts 

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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
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    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

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    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

    #LSN_SSM  #LSN_CircleTour #LSN_Arts 

    Read more
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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
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    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

    Read more
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    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

    #LSN_SSM  #LSN_CircleTour #LSN_Arts 

    Read more
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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
  • Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green
    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

    Read more
  • Bon Soo is back bigger and better
    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

    #LSN_SSM  #LSN_CircleTour #LSN_Arts 

    Read more
8
  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
  • Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green
    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

    Read more
  • Bon Soo is back bigger and better
    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

    #LSN_SSM  #LSN_CircleTour #LSN_Arts 

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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

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  • Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green
    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

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  • Bon Soo is back bigger and better
    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

    #LSN_SSM  #LSN_CircleTour #LSN_Arts 

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  • Sault Blues Society presents Andre Bisson Band
    Sault Blues Society presents Andre Bisson Band

    Sault Blues Society presents Andre Bisson Band

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 10, 2023  (LSNews)  The Sault Blues Society is very pleased to announce that we are presenting the Andre Bisson Band as part of Bon Soo 2023 at the Machine Shop on Thursday February 9th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Tickets available at Case Music, Long & McQuade, Rad Zone, Stone’s Office, Machine Shop Box Office (11-4 Tues. to Fri.), Station Mall Box Office (service charges apply). Advance tickets and Sault Blues Society members are $30.00. General admission tickets at the door are $35.00 ($30.00 SBS paid members). Student tickets are $20.00.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_CircleTour  #LSN_SSM 

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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

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  • Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green
    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   January 18, 2023  (LSNews)  Magnus Theatre is excited to kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of comedy-thriller, DOCK SPIDER by Bonnie Green.  

    Ken and Chuck find themselves alone on a dock, on an island, in a remote part of a large lake. Chuck is a cagey, local lake guy with a chip truck and a rifle. Ken is an urban, high-flying hedge-fund manager facing a life-changing deadline.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSN_TBay #LSN_NorWest

    Read more
  • Bon Soo is back bigger and better
    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    Bon Soo is back bigger and better

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 25, 2023  (LSNews)  Sault Ste. Marie’s much-loved Bon Soo winter carnival returns February 4 for its 60th Anniversary celebration presented by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Over 130 events promise to bring the fun with a mix of well-known favorites like the Polar Bear Swim, Bum Slides and some exciting new additions such as the Sentimentalists, Polar Rush and Passport to Unity.

    #LSN_SSM  #LSN_CircleTour #LSN_Arts 

    Read more
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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

    Read more
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  • Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund
    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    Call for Applications January 6th: Community Services Recovery Fund

    KENORA, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 25, 2022  (LSNews)   The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is working with community foundations across Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, and United Ways to distribute funding. This fund supports Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. 

    #:SN_NorWest  #LSN_SSM  #LSN_NorthBay #LSN_TBay 

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