The Town of Rainy River recently replaced the waterline from First Street to Sixth Street along Atwood Avenue and is waiting to have the road paved. Water and sewer lines will also be replaced along 5th Street during the 2019 construction season. The town's water and sewer lines are over 110 years old and the number of water breaks and sewer backups were increasing in frequency.
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Safeway employees April Deveau, left and Landyn Gesic had a booth set up at Fort Frances High School for their job fair on Wednesday. They provided students with information about the jobs they offer as well as accepted resumes from those interested in a position at the store here.
Terry Beadle took a chance at the penny table during the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner at the Devlin Hall on Saturday. An array of prizes were available to bid on at the penny table and a $300 fire safety door prize was raffled off for attendees at the end of the night.
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.
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.
How much is too much when it comes to time spent playing video games?
A group of parents listened to a presentation on video game addiction last Wednesday to learn more about the developing phenomenon.
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.
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.
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.
A relatively young not-for-profit organization has already made a big impact on the district.
Since starting in 2014, the volunteer-run Emo Thrift Shop has helped cover the operating costs of the food bank and donated over $30,000 back out to the community through revenue received from clothing sales.