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Sam Odrowski

Live autopsy

Grade 12 students at Fort High participated in a “Connected North” session this morning where they were joined via video teleconference with medical professional Ray Vollmer out of St. Louis University to learn about autopsies and forensics. Vollmer conducted a live autopsy, with the students having a chance to ask questions as he went through the process.

Ojibwe coding program launches

Students at Mine Centre School celebrated the launch of a coding program called “MicroWorlds JR” that is available in Ojibwe to help students develop an interest in coding and their indigenous culture.

MicroWorlds JR, designed for pre-readers to Grade 4, will be available at all of the Rainy River District School Board's schools that offer native as a second language.

Twomey speaking

Sean Twomey, vice-president of Repap Resources Group, spoke about the company's plans to purchase the Resolute Forest Products mill in Fort Frances during the Rainy River District Municipality Association's annual general meeting Saturday in Stratton.

'Wellness Day'

Early Learning students at St. Francis School worked together to make wellness posters during the school's “Wellness Day” yesterday. The whole school participated and the event ran all day, with each class cycling through various wellness activities such as yoga, hand drumming, meditation, and medicine teachings.