Grade 5 student Zander Johnson cast her ballot during Robert Moore's mock municipal election that was held Thursday. Students had the chance to read the candidate profiles that appeared in the Fort Frances Times to learn a bit about who was running in order to make an informed decision as to who they voted for.
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Mayoral candidates June Caul and Ken Perry visited St. Francis School on Friday morning to participate in a forum where they answered questions posed by students. Some of the questions asked were on the topics of cannabis legalization, the local mill, bylaws, recycling, and recreational facilities.
The Ministry of Education currently is seeking input from parents, students, educators, and interested individuals or organizations to help improve Ontario's school curriculum.
Kaylee Heyens spoke to St. Francis School students about the “Wellness Wheel” during Mental Wellness Day last week, explaining the four quadrants of the circle that focus on physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health.
The Fort Frances Homelessness Committee is now a step closer to opening a “pop-up” homeless shelter here.
The “Longest Night of the Year” event, held overnight Friday along the 200 block of Scott Street, raised more than $16,000 for the committee, whose goal is to run a shelter out of the Apostolic Way church on Victoria Avenue three nights a week during the winter months.
Knowing how to identify and respond to thoughts, feelings, and emotions as they relate to a person's mental health is important for their overall well-being.
Canada's values, freedoms, safety, and equality make it an appealing place to live for those who reside in less-democratic parts of the world.
With Oct. 8-14 being Citizenship Week in Canada, much of what makes our country great was highlighted by those who have immigrated here.
Most people recognize that children are the future and their well-being is an important part of a healthy community.
There are many great resources for children in the area but more work needs to be done to help kids succeed, said Tanis Fretter, chair of the Rainy River District Best Start Network.
The La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary held its annual fall tea on Saturday, in which it announced a $65,000 donation to the hospital for the purchase of a sterile processing washer/disinfector.
“It is a unit that thoroughly cleans the [hospital's] instruments prior to sterilizing them,” said auxiliary president Judy Webster.
Agriculture is extremely dependent on the weather, which plays a crucial role in creating profitable yields at the end of each growing season.
Unfortunately, this summer's heat and sporadic rainfall made things difficult for farmers across the district.