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Bridge work

Work continues on the bridge leading into the east end of Emo as one of a few construction projects taking place along Highway 11/71 across the district. Reduced speeds and single-lane traffic are a result of the culvert replacement being done between the Emo Inn and Cloverleaf.

Laying pipe fundraiser

Organizers and volunteers at “Layin' Pipe in the Fight” posed in front of the drainage plow in their matching pink T-shirts during Saturday's event just west of Pinewood. The fundraiser—featuring a barbecue, penny table, and laying specially-made pink drainage tile-raised $19,350 for breast cancer research.

Board outlines summer work

Summer may have been a break for students but for the Rainy River District School Board, it was a busy time for improvements across its jurisdiction.

Board administration gave a report summary of the 2017 summer accomplishments update to trustees during the first regular meeting of the new school year here last Tuesday night.

Crossroads recognition

Board chair Dianne McCormack presented Crossroads' principal Kerri Tolen and vice-principal Sharla MacKinnon with the recognition of excellence at the first regular board meeting of the new school year last Tuesday (Sept. 5). The recognition was in honour of the “Being Well Together-Count on It!” event held at the Devlin school back in May that drew more than 40 families.

Student trustee

Director of Education Heather Campbell looked on as Lemuel Carradice read his oath of office to undertake the role of student trustee at the Rainy River District School Board meeting here last Tuesday (Sept. 5). Carradice, a Grade 12 student at Rainy River High School, will represent all students in the district at board meetings during the 2017-18 school year.

New sign

The Fort Frances Seniors' Centre, also known as the Sister Kennedy Centre, had its new sign put up yesterday on the northwest corner of the property (Nelson Street and Victoria Avenue). The sign features both the seniors' centre and the Fort Frances “Boundless” logos, and welcomes anyone age 55 and older. The Sister Kennedy name will remain on the side of the building.

Pink tile

Tait Brothers Contracting installed specially-made pink drainage tile west of Pinewood on Saturday for “Layin' Pipe in the Fight,” a unique breast cancer fundraiser that also involved a barbecue and penny table.