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Ken Kellar

Sexual assault care space opens

Years of hard work, fundraising and dreaming paid off for several local organizations last week.

Members of Riverside Health Care, Riverside Community Counselling Services and the Rainy River District Victim Services Program (RRDVSP) celebrated the opening of the sexual assault and patient care area Friday morning at La Verendrye General Hospital.

Chopped food

FFHS teacher Sarah Arpin held up a tray of chopped veggies during the OSSTF Status of Women's meal prep workshop last Wednesday. Members of the local OSSTF, CUPE and ETFO unions were invited to take part in the workshop that focused on creating quick and healthy meals for busy professional women.

Sex assault space opening

Riverside Health Care president and CEO Ted Scholten, left, nurse manager Lori Green, Riverside Community Counselling Services' community family violence counsellor Jacquee Loerzel, Riverside Health Care executive vice-president Henry Gauthier, and director of inpatient and emergency services Julie Cousineau performed the official ribbon cutting for Riverside Community Counselling Services's ne

Packing shoeboxes

The senior girls of the Border Skating Club posed with the supplies they donated to put into Christmas shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse Canada's “Operation Christmas Child” campaign on Sunday evening. The girls donated various school supplies and other small, useful items to go into the shoeboxes and be sent to children in need in developing countries around the world.

St. Francis awards

St. Francis students Kodi-Jo Galbraith, Kali Tessier, Cameron and Matt Rousseau and Declan McCart, along with Liam Dent (not in photo), were the recipients of the Catholic values medallions for the month of October during the school's monthly assembly yesterday.

Riverside opening

Rainy River District Victim Services (RRDVSP) volunteer co-ordinator Sue Carlson, left, Riverside Health Care president and CEO Ted Scholten, RRDVSP program manager Peggy Loyie, Riverside Health Care nurse manager Lori Green, Riverside Community Counselling Services community family violence counsellor Jacquee Loerzel, Riverside Health Care director of inpatient and emergency services Julie Cou

Kettle kickoff

Fort Frances mayor June Caul, left, Salvation Army Corps Officer Arthur Heathcote, and Danny Smith celebrated the kick-off to the Salvation Army's annual Christmas Kettle campaign at Walmart on Friday afternoon. The kettles will be at various businesses around town until Dec. 24, and all proceeds from the campaign will go to help families in the district.