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Funds target district homelessness

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board has approved the allocation of 2018-19 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) funds to local agencies in pursuit of the goal of ending homelessness.

The CHPI is a 100-percent provincially-funded program created in 2013 that focuses on the outcomes of preventing homelessness and housing the homeless population.

School playgrounds funded

The Northwest Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the award of playground equipment improvement tenders at Sacred Heart School in Sioux Lookout and St. Patrick's School in Atikokan to Playgrounds-R-Us, funded with Ministry of Education School Condition Improvement and School Renewal funding.

Summer resident appointed

Bladder Cancer Canada's national board of directors has advised that Ferg Devins, a bladder cancer survivor and former National Walk Lead of Bladder Cancer Canada's September awareness walk, took over the reins as chair for the organization effective June 14.

Current chair Ken Bagshaw will become past chair and maintain a seat on the board of directors.

Club's finances probed

The Emo and District Lions Club considers itself to be a club of transparency and integrity.

With that, we are deeply disappointed to inform our supporting community that after a preliminary investigation, we have discovered discrepancies with our finances.

Upon this discovery, legal counsel and action was sought immediately and the OPP have become involved.