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Spaghetti feast

Retired firefighter Len McCormick, left, and Gail Kelly enjoyed a hot meal at the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday evening at the Devlin Hall. The fundraiser saw 235 people go through the door and raised roughly $2,500 through ticket sales.

Signing up

Fort High student Shallin Scott-MacNeil entered her name into a draw hosted by McDonald's during the job fair that was held in the school's gymnasium yesterday. Over 20 employers set up booths to provide students with information, accept resumes, and conduct on the spot interviews. Every class at Fort High participated in the job fair over the course of the day.

Talking money matters

TD Canada Trust branch manager Katie Trigg spoke with Grade 6 St. Francis School student Jarred Galusha while visiting his class last Thursday to give a presentation on financial literacy. She spoke to the students about the basics of money, bank accounts, budgeting, and money management. Trigg also visited Morgan Krueger's class at St.

Bridge construction

Construction of the bridge between Rainy River and Baudette is well underway, having started in June of last year. The contractor will use a crane on the temporary causeway into Rainy River on the Minnesota side this summer. This will give crews a working space to construct the bridge abutment and first river pier.

District students protest cuts

Students from Fort High and Rainy River recently took a stand for their education.

They joined roughly 600 other schools across Ontario on Thursday who walked out to protest the province's nearly $1 billion worth of cuts to education.

Fort Frances High School students Hailey Gushuliak and Ariel Plante said they saw the walkout as a last resort to have their voices heard.

Video game talk

Mental health lead for the Rainy River District School Board Tracey Idle conducted a presentation on video game addiction last Wednesday night at the board office. The information was geared towards parents and provided them with tools for curving their children's screen time at home.