Dana Bridgeman Cross and Blaire Cross shared big smiles as they crafted their birchbark baskets during a workshop last Wednesday at the Nanicost building here. More than 50 people crafted baskets under the direction of elders provided by the Seven Generations Education Institute.
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A confetti cannon blasted out red-and-white pieces of confetti into the sky during the Canada Day parade that went along Front Street on Sunday morning. The float responsible for the festive blasts promoted the nighttime fireworks display and the sponsors who make it possible.
Amanda Dent brought her cotton candy-making machine to Point Park on Sunday afternoon for the Canada Day festivities there. Despite the rain, she was able to serve up some smiles to those hungry for the popular carnival-style treat.
Lori King, Cindy Baker, and Debbie Gaylord attended the “Birch Bark Making Workshop” held yesterday at the Nanicost building here. More than 50 people came through the workshop, during which elders taught them how to make baskets. The workshop has been put on every year around late June for the last 15 years, when birch bark is in the best condition to be crafted.
The Rainy River District School Board approved its 2018-19 budget during a special meeting held at the Education Centre here last Tuesday.
The approved budget was balanced and represented a total of more than $56.33 million—a four percent increase over last year's budget.
Rainy River High School students celebrated their graduation last Wednesday evening with a ceremony taking place in the school's gym.
The RRHS band kicked it off with a procession and performance of “O Canada.”
Fort High grad Jacob Gustafson received the Ralph Whetstone Trophy and the Lenora Colvin Memorial Award at last Thursday's graduation ceremony held at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Without proper vision, it is nearly impossible for a child to effectively learn.
To ensure no child struggles to see, local Lions Clubs visited every school in the district, as well as some day care centres, during the school year to screen students for vision problems.
The Ice For Kids Arena once again was packed as Fort Frances High School held its annual graduation ceremony Thursday night.
The ceremony opened with music by the Fort High band, under the direction of Lisa Loney in her final performance with the school.
Margaret and Sonny Ferris enjoyed a free barbecued meal at Emo Feeds on Friday as part of its official grand opening. Plenty of sales and specials were held at the store last Thursday to Saturday, including the “Bucket Sale” where patrons received 15 percent off any items they could fit in a 16-litre bucket when purchasing said bucket.