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Board to review Lenten projects

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will review the 2018 Lenten School Report, which looks at the many activities, prayers, and reflections teachers delivered in their classroom, during its regular monthly meeting tonight.

Many of the board's schools began their Lenten practices with a Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast, followed by an Ash Wednesday service the next day.

'Gold Rush' gala

Shirley and Allen Teeple were among those who enjoyed a roast beef dinner at the “Gold Rush" gala in Emo on Saturday night, which was hosted by the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society to raise money for upgrades at the Emo fairgrounds.

Calendar Girls scene

The Fort Frances Little Theatre performed “Calendar Girls” at Knox United Church on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, as well as a matinee yesterday afternoon. The play, based on a true story, is about a group of ladies who come together with a unique fundraising idea for their local hospital.

FFTAHS welcomes doctor to ranks

The Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre and Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services has welcomed Dr. Shannon Wesley to their organization, where she will begin her four-day-a-month practice.

A welcoming ceremony was held Monday in the facility's roundhouse, where food was shared, prayers were said, and songs were sung to the beat of the “Aazhawii Giizhik” drum.

Gender identity

Rainy River District School Board students in Grades 4-8 attended Roseneath Theatre's presentation of “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls” at the Townshend Theatre last Wednesday. The touring production aimed to educate students about gender identity, diversity, and equality.

Pair of fire trucks donated to district reserves

Two district First Nations soon will be able to better serve their residents in the event of a fire-related emergency.

The Hamilton Fire Department recently received approval to donate two surplus fire trucks to Couchiching and Nigigoonsiminikaaning (Red Gut).

Each of the reserves will receive one 1997 Freightliner, featuring tanks with a capacity of more than 5,000 litres.

Students saluted

J.W Walker students Sophia Black, centre, and Emma Bodnarchuk received the monthly Recognition of Excellence from the Rainy River District School Board last Tuesday evening. The award was given to the two students for their dedicated efforts in their school's production of “A Year With Frog And Toad” earlier this year.

Fort High student helps shape policy on education equity

A Fort Frances High School student attended a two-day conference March 22-23 in Toronto to mark the Minister's Student Advisory Council's 10-year anniversary.

Angie Redford was among the 60 students chosen to attend the conference, where students spoke about issues important to them while also learning about the impact MSAC has made since it was established in 2008.

Touring play

Roseneath Theatre brought “Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls” to the Townshend Theatre for local students yesterday afternoon. The play—meant to educate children in Grades 4-8 about gender identify, diversity, and equality—is about a family struggling with their year nine-year-old girl coming out as a boy.