A community task force has been established to address the problems arising from the increasing amount of opiate addiction in Rainy River District and First Nations’ communities.
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The Northwest Business Centre is thrilled to announce Sturgeon Creek Alternative program student Miriam Mast, winner of the 2008 Northwest High School Business Plan Contest, also won first place at the Northern Ontario level.
As well, Mast’s business plan placed third runner-up in the province.
The Rainy River Future Development Corp. and TBayTel are proud to announce the Highway 11/71 corridor and Rainy River District soon will be benefiting from the addition of five new broadband and cellular towers, as well as upgrades to the 10 existing ones.
Wednesday (Nov. 19) marks the seventh-annual World COPD Day—an event held each November to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worldwide.
The Arthritis Society is holding a Volunteer Appreciation Night on Monday (Nov. 17) at 7 p.m. at the KC Hall of Scott Street.
“We would like to thank our volunteers who canvassed for our residential campaign and all of our collective volunteers,” noted Kayla Curtis-Horvath, residential canvass co-ordinator with the Arthritis Society in Thunder Bay.
Sacred Heart School in Sioux Lookout is offering a native language course for the first time.
Funding of $24,789 has been secured to develop a student mentorship program between aboriginal students at Sacred Heart and those at St. Francis and St. Michael’s in Fort Frances.
The Rainy River District School Board regrettably approved the resignation of Fort Frances trustee Donna Dittaro, as announced by chair Dan Belluz, at its regular meeting last Tuesday (Nov 4).
Belluz noted the importance of her work as CAO of the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board, saying Dittaro had cited time constraints as a reason for her resignation.
The Ministry of Natural Resources’ Aviation and Forest Fire Management last week reported the 2008 forest fire season was the slowest on record in Ontario for the past 50 years both for the number of fires and hectares burned.
There were 329 fires in Ontario during the forest fire reporting season from April 1 to Oct. 31, charring just 1,313 ha.
Rainy River District School Board teachers and students are encouraged to get involved with National School Bus Safety Week, which is held during the third week of October each year.
The theme of School Bus Safety Week this year was “Stay Out of Harm . . . Obey the Stop Arm.”
Robert van Oort, chair of the Northwest Catholic District School Board, recently was appointed president of the Thunder Bay Diocesan Catholic School Trustees Association.
His first order of business will be to facilitate the organization of the 47th-annual Thunder Bay Diocesan conference to be held next fall.