Elementary and secondary teachers from all four major unions took to the streets on Friday in a province-wide strike. Teachers were joined by parents, students, citizens and CUPE members, who were all walking to protest cuts to education by the provincial government.
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All four bargaining units representing Ontario's teachers are set for a one-day walk-out on Friday, Feb. 21, if a deal cannot be reached by that time.
The strike will affect all schools in the Rainy River District. Board representatives are urging parents to seek alternative childcare.
It was a night of big dreams and big ideas, and the start of what could be some big plans for Fort Frances.
Drivers are being warned that's its never okay to drink and drive, after OPP charged four local drivers with impaired driving in the last week.
“People still aren't getting the message,” said Provincial Constable Jim Davis of the OPP
However, recent changes in legislation have given officers more power on the roadsides and many are using them to crack down on drunk driving.
It's time to pick your favourite poem, prose or piece of music and practice, practice, practice.
The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts has officially opened registration for the 2020 season.
Mild weather and groomed trails made for an enjoyable morning at the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club's Groundhog Day Loppet Sunday morning.
Volunteer organizer and club secretary, Penny Shumaker, counted the event a success.
“We had sponsors, and great prizes. Amazing volunteers, and groomers," she said. "It's a great event.”
Teachers from the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association took to the street for a second province-wide walk-out, since their contract expired in August. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario will be on strike across the Rainy River District School Board on Wednesday and Thursday.
Paramedics are in critically short supply in Northwestern Ontario. But one local school is hoping to fill the gap.
Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) in introducing a diploma program for Paramedics, with its first cohort beginning the fall of 2020. By developing home-grown paramedics, they're hoping these grads will live and work within the community.
He's a beloved brother and cousin, an attentive grandson, and a loving father. And he's still missing.
Since his disappearance on January 15, Chauncey Grover's family and a team of police and volunteers have been tirelessly combing the woods between Couchiching First nation and Fort Frances, hoping for any sign of the missing man.
Coach Charlotte Bazylewski, along with curlers Grace George, 13, and Aili Chabot, 10, were at Walmart over the weekend selling tickets for the Fort Frances Curling Club's annual Cash raffle. Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased at the Curling Club, or local retailers, including The Place Fine Foods. The grand prize is $3,000, with a draw date of April 4.