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— Photo Duane Hicks

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George straightened this photo—taken by Sarah Marusyk—which is part of the new Métis Art Gallery Program exhibit upstairs there. Last November, the local branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario asked district residents to take photos of what they feel represents Métis culture and received about a dozen. The exhibit will be up through the end of February.

— Photo Duane Hicks

The dining area at the women's resource centre will be used for “lunch and learn” workshops, as well as a spot to relax, have a coffee or tea, and socialize. The eclectic mix of tables and chairs gives it a quirky and fun yet homey feel.

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Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak visited Fort Frances High School on Friday to meet with Grade 10 students. They discussed regional issues that are important to youth, youth involvement in politics, and life as an MP.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Outreach worker Heather Johnson, seen here behind the counter of the coffee nook area, is eager to open door at the Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope's first women's resource centre.

— Photo Duane Hicks

The lounge area at the women's resource centre has a big, comfy sectional couch perfect for kicking back. Once the centre is open in March, women of all ages and walks of life are urged to drop by when they're downtown.

Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro was at Atikokan High School yesterday to announce the province is investing in a significant rebuild and addition to the existing high school to create a new K-12 school.

This multi-million-dollar project will accommodate nearly 417 students from K-12, and includes three new child-care rooms with 49 licensed child care spaces and a new child and family room.

Been thinking about who to nominate for a business award this year?

Don't sweat it—you have more time to think it over.

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's 22nd-annual Rainy River District Business Awards has been moved from next month—when it traditionally is held—to September.

The decision to switch to a fall event was made yesterday by the Chamber's projects and events committee, Chamber executive director Jennifer Soderholm said this morning.