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.
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Local MP Don Rusnak toured the Seven Generations Education Institute's new facility which is nearing completion here earlier this month and was impressed by what he saw.
“Credit to the contractors and [Seven Generations CEO] Brent [Tookenay] for having the contractors work through the winter,” Rusnak said.
The district's forestry industry is undergoing major reforms with respect to forest management and logging.
A new forest tenure is being created to address issues with the current system, as well as create better opportunities for companies that wish to log here.
Repap Resources Group vice-president Sean Twomey outlined its plans for the idled pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances to delegates attending the Rainy River District Municipal Association's annual general meeting Saturday in Stratton.
After a review of its current service delivery, the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board is changing to a new model at its child care centres slated to open this fall.
The local DSSAB's board of directors reviewed its current delivery of services and found the “direct delivery model” would be its best option moving forward.
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.
Forest tenure consultant Mike Willick spoke about the coming reforms to logging and forest management at the Rainy River District Municipal Association's annual general meeting Saturday in Stratton.
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.
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.
The Town of Rainy River started several projects in 2018 and Mayor Deb Ewald said her main goals for this year are seeing them through.
“We're continuing with our infrastructure," she remarked last week. "We replaced the water line on the highway on Atwood Avenue and then we also got funding to do Fifth Street.”