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Northwest MPs to back repeal of long-gun registry

Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer and Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty announced yesterday they will support of Bill C-391—repeal of the long-gun registry—when it comes up for a vote in the House of Commons.

Hyer is offering his support for the bill because he believes the registry is a waste of taxpayer dollars, as well as being unfair to law-abiding gun owners.

New V.P. for Robert Moore

The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Cam Keast to the position of vice-principal of Robert Moore School, effective in September.

Keast brings to the position 24 years of teaching experience at the elementary level, and has been dedicated to Robert Moore School student achievement for 16 years as an intermediate division teacher.

Still time to donate to ‘Red Shield’ campaign

“You don’t know where to start. . . . You don’t know what to do to recover your dignity,” says a user of the local Salvation Army’s family services.

“It’s hard to get out there. It’s a wheel because a lot of times people put on a stamp on you and a lot of doors close because of that.”

The tragedy of poverty is widespread and demands action.

Be fire safe this weekend

To minimize the risk of fire and burn injuries this Victoria Day weekend, the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service is urging residents to include fire safety in their plans.

“For those travelling to cottages, cabins, and seasonal homes, consider purchasing new smoke alarms and batteries in case they need replacing when you arrive,” said fire specialist Wayne Riches.

Kindergarten orientation coming up

The Northwest Catholic District School Board invites present kindergarten registrants and potential ones to a “Welcome to Kindergarten” orientation workshop for parents and their children next Thursday (May 21) at St. Michael’s School.

The workshop will start in the school gym with a meet-and-greet session from 3-3:30 p.m., followed by an orientation session from 3:30-5 p.m.