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Help make schools healthier

The Northwestern Health Unit is seeking feedback about parent involvement in schools.

In partnership with the Keewatin-Patricia, Kenora Catholic, Northwest Catholic, and Rainy River District School Boards, the health unit is asking parents and caregivers to fill out a short online survey on its website.

Talent search underway

Are you interested in performing at the Rainy Lake Square?

In preparation for the “Rainy Lake Series,” the Rainy River Future Development Corp. is looking for local talent to perform at a monthly concert series at the Rainy Lake Square on Thursday nights from May-September, 2018.

All musical genres welcome.

Performers will be chosen via a competitive online process.

New exhibits in Atikokan

The Pictograph Gallery in Atikokan is pleased to exhibit the works of two artists, Janette Payne, in a show entitled “Phases," and Gayle Buzzi with her creations in an exhibit called "Illusions of Nature.”

Through mixed media, visitors will be able to connect with various art forms—from ceramics to quilts.

The exhibits will run until April 7.

OHIP+ program expanded

Premier Kathleen Wynne yesterday announced Ontario's plan to make prescription drugs free for people 65 and over, ensuring millions of people can afford the care they need.

Through an expansion of OHIP+, more than 4,400 prescription drugs will be available free of charge to everyone 65 and over.

'Go Local' celebrates five years

The “Go Local” program is entering its fifth year and to celebrate, it is reflecting on all the best things about Rainy River District.

Community members are encouraged to visit the Go Local Fort Frances Facebook page and share their favourite thing about living in the district.

Staff, meanwhile, will be handing out cupcakes on March 26 at various “Go Local” businesses.

Speakers seized at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls port of entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Mn.

In February, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.