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District students protest cuts

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.

Video game talk

Mental health lead for the Rainy River District School Board Tracey Idle conducted a presentation on video game addiction last Wednesday night at the board office. The information was geared towards parents and provided them with tools for curving their children's screen time at home.

Celebrating diversity

Coun. John McTaggart, left, Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft, Coun. Andrew Hallikas, Mayor June Caul, Coun. Douglas Judson, Coun. Wendy Brunetta, and Coun. Michael Behan all wore various shades of pink at last night's meeting in support of International Day of Pink which takes place tomorrow (April 10).

RRHS walkout

Rainy River High School students walked out of class Friday afternoon to protest the province's recently announced cuts to education. Fort Frances High School students also participated in a similar protest, joining around 600 schools around Ontario.

Financial literacy

TD Canada Trust branch manager Katie Trigg held a presentation on financial literacy with a Grade 6 class at St. Francis School this morning. She spoke to the students about bank accounts, budgeting, money management, how money is earned, and how it is spent.

'Bluebird Project'

Grade 5 student Matthew Strain hammered his birdhouse as experiential learning lead Jean Bujold held it in place at St. Francis School last Tuesday. The construction of the birdhouses was part of the “Bluebird Project” conservation effort, where students in Grade 1-6 are invited to build bluebird nest boxes each spring.