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Nicholas Donaldson

Board to review EQAO results

The Rainy River District School Board will review the results of the 2016-17 EQAO testing at its regular meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Rainy River High School.

The Education Quality and Accountability Office testing assesses reading, writing, and mathematics in certain grades to help the board determine where improvements can be made in the curriculum.

Mining presentation

Andrew Tims, a project geologist for NuVision Resources ULC, was one of the speakers at the company's exploration update yesterday morning at La Place Rendez-Vous. NuVision provided an update on the successful find of unique gold zones on its Cat Key property near Mine Centre, then took guests on a field trip to the property that afternoon to examine some of the finds.

Ice thickness safety

Tom Marinis, Road Safety Regional Co-ordinator for the Ministry of Transportation, spoke to Grade 11 students about the ice driving safety during “The Sweet Life Road Show” at Fort Frances High School last Tuesday. It was one of 10 discussions/activities students participated in that morning as a way to prevent driving accidents before they happen.

Holding passports

Rob and Kathie Nugent were smiling Monday evening because although the “Tour de Fort" passports were sold out this year, they were able to borrow two from friends to see "The Way We Feel” at the Townshend Theatre. The concert—the first of the 2017-18 season—featured a handful of performers doing their take on classic Gordon Lightfoot songs.

Girls' retreat

The annual “I am Awesome (And I Know it!)” girls' self-esteem retreat ran last week at Sunny Cove Camp, with the youth arriving Thursday and staying through until Sunday participating in discussions, workshops, and other activities.

Electric car

Emo resident Yoyen Szeder stood next to her KIA Soul EV which was purchased at the beginning of August and is the first fully-electric car in the district. So far, Szeder has had no problems and is happy with the cost-saving benefits of the vehicle, which she thinks will become more popular down the road.

Food sovereignty

Dr. Michelle Daigle of the University of British Colombia (back centre) stood with the group of listeners at her presentation on indigenous food sovereignty held Friday at the Weechi-it-te-win office here. The presentation was a follow-up to area research she conducted in 2013 and 2014 by interviewing elders and attending community events to learn more about Anishinaabe food practices.