Work has resumed at the site of the town's new J.K.-Grade 8 Catholic school on Flinders Avenue. The new school will amalgamate St. Michael's and St. Francis schools into one learning facility, with construction workers hoping to get started on building it in the fall. The Northwest District Catholic School Board plans to have it completed in time for the 2019-20 school year.
Emo Feed's “Farm Animal Petting Zoo," featuring calves, goats, pigs, and chickens, was a popular attraction on Saturday during Emo's annual "Spring Fever Days.” Many who stopped by took the time to touch the animals—and some even had the chance to feed them hay. Meanwhile, the winners of the Emo Chamber of Commerce gift certificate draws were Nicole Wall ($500—drawn at Degagne Equipment), Doreen Thompson ($250—drawn at Norlund Oil), and Thais Heyens ($250—drawn at Rejuvenate Fitness).
A group of workers at La Verendrye Hospital held a rally late yesterday morning in support of the 75,000 hospital workers who want to bargain fairly. Similar rallies were scheduled across Ontario, including at the health centres in Emo and Rainy River, to support the “Together for Respect” campaign co-ordinated by CUPE, SIEU, and Unifor. Hospital workers are looking to negotiate a contract without concessions, with a modest wage increase and stronger workplace violence protections.
A flock of geese took flight over a section of the Rainy River along downtown Emo earlier this month. With warmer weather on the horizon, multiple flocks of geese are passing through on their annual migration north.
Auctioneer Telford Advent looked to solicit bids during the “Gold Rush Gala” held Saturday night. The live auction helped raise money that will be used to carry out upgrades at the Emo Arena, with the RRVAS planning to put a shovel in the ground for the upgrades later this spring.
Ted Davis' power-play goal 49 seconds into the third period proved to be the winner as the Dryden GM Ice Dogs rallied to edge the Thunder Bay North Stars 3-2 in Game 6 of the best-of-seven SIJHL final Saturday at the Fort William Gardens.
The Ice Dogs claimed the series 4-2 and nabbed their second-straight league title.
The 2018 town budget will be presented at tonight's regular council meeting.
Deputy Treasurer Dawn Galusha will explain the budget process, outline sources of revenue and what the town's expenses are, as well as compare uncontrollable costs from 2017 with those in 2018.
She also will provide a taxation summary, and what it means to particular assessments in residential and other classes.