Mary O’Connor (right), Client Services co-ordinator for the local Alzheimer’s Society, listened to stories at her information booth set up at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday afternoon. She also held a public information session yesterday morning at the Sister Kennedy Center for those wanting to learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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The Rainy River District campus of Confederation College hosted a small gathering last Wednesday to launch a year of celebration in conjunction with the Thunder Bay-based college’s 50th anniversary.
Refreshments were served as staff, students, alumni, and other guests looked over a timeline of the college’s history.
Local food is becoming more and more important for people who care about what they eat and where their food comes from.
Despite this growing trend, however, one cornerstone of the local food market—the Rainy River District Regional Abattoir in Emo—finds itself continuing to struggle financially.
Various Confederation College memorabilia was on display during the launch event for the college’s 50th-anniversary celebrations held last Wednesday at the local campus here. Other items open to guests were the sign-in book and a timeline of the college’s history.
This is the finishing room inside the abattoir facility, which is where the carcasses are gutted and cleaned before being sent away to a butcher shop to be processed.
Trevor Mader, right, faced off against Ryan Flamand in a game of “Magic the Gathering” between rounds at the pre-release event Saturday at the Fort Frances Public Library Tecnology Centre. It was a chance for players to try out cards from the newest “Magic the Gathering” set, as well as win some prizes.
Work still is being done to get the local Salvation Army ready to open in its new building on Scott Street. The Thrift Store section of the building looks empty right now but will be up and running soon.
Vince Gouin wrote a message in the sign-in book during Confederation College’s 50th anniversary launch party that took place yesterday at its Rainy River District campus here. Gouin, a shop teacher at Fort Frances High School, also teaches a woodworking course at the college during the summer months.
Northwoods Gallery & Gifts owner Doug Cuthbertson was out shovelling snow earlier today—a common sight around Borderland this winter as yet more of the white stuff fell. While anywhere from 7.5-15 cm (three-six inches) accumulated throughout the day, the good news is the snow will taper off by tonight, with no more forecast in the near future.
Pupils in Mrs. Booth’s Grade 3 class at Robert Moore School were hard at work this morning. Today marked the first day back at school for students across the district following their two-week break for the Christmas holidays.