The public is invited to be part of the health unit's launch of their gambling campaign. At the event, the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health will also be recruiting for the Northern Ontario Wellness study at the launch.

During their presentation in 2012, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission said a casino in Kenora could create about 90 jobs, and about $40 million in wages. Kenora city council's share would be about $6 million.

Preventive measures suggested by the health unit include reducing the hours of the casino, restricting access to bank machines, as well as limiting the amount of alcohol served to gamblers.

Researchers with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Toronto will be visiting the area next week, as they study gambling. The health unit is working with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Toronto, as part of the health unit's Keep It Fun campaign.

The launch and study recruitment session is set for Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northwestern Health Unit’s CityView Boardroom.

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