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Dave Ogilvie

Help needed to nourish students

The province has been in the business of funding various student nutrition programs for more than a decade.

In 2005, however, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services instituted a new regional model to support the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP). This model provides an annual amount of $8.5 million regional agencies across the province.

District township goes ‘green’

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, well-known for the natural splendour of its forest, wildlife, and lakes, recently has added to its reputation as a “green” municipality.

Just last spring, the municipality took advantage of a one-time grant from the Rural Infrastructure Investment Initiative program in order to purchase and install a solar panel system on the municipal building.

Chapple heritage supper all set to go Saturday

The Chapple heritage fall supper, this year featuring stews, salads, and homemade bread and pies, will be held this Saturday (Oct. 25) at 6 p.m. in the Barwick Hall. Entertainment will be provided by Glen Hart and Friends.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children eight and under, with proceeds going towards the upkeep of the heritage museum in Barwick.

Rope Trick

Tanner Neilson and his mom, Trish, tried their hand at rope spinning after receiving lessons from Ryan M. Taylor, author of “Cowboy Logic,” during a friendly competition at the RRFA’s annual meeting and supper in the Barwick Hall on Saturday evening. About 100 people turned out to enjoy the food and after-dinner entertainment.