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Award of excellence

Our Lady of the Way School secretary Nicole Robinson, left, was presented a special gift from Fort Frances trustee Anne-Marie Fitzgerald during the Northwest Catholic District School Board's “Celebration of Excellence” held Friday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous. She received an award of excellence from the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Flooding claims

Lise Hansen, senior negotiator for the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, held an open house at La Place Rendez Vous last Wednesday to discuss the Rainy Lake First Nation Flooding Claims. She spoke about the Ontario government's proposal to amend the boundary of the Rainy Lake Island Conservation Reserve.

Farewell present

Michael Lewis, longtime trustee for Atikokan and surrounding area, accepted a farewell gift from Director of Education Heather Campbell, on behalf of the Rainy River District School Board, during its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday evening. The board was sad to see him go but happy to have been able to serve alongside him.

Excellence recognition

Robert Moore students Alexis Latter, left, and Ashlee Homer held up the recognition of excellence award their school received for its “Makerspace” program during the Rainy River District School Board's regular monthly meeting held here last Tuesday evening.

Practising layups

Anna Gagne showed off her layup skills during the junior girls' basketball tryouts held at Fort High on Thursday. Each of the girls trying out for the team took turns doing layups to hopefully impress the coaching staff.