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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.

'Vet Night' sees great turnout

The Morley municipal office last week was filled to capacity with farmers from across the district looking to learn about their animals' health.

“It was awesome. I was really shocked by the number of people we actually had in attendance," said Dr. Stacey Angus, host of the "Vet Night” event.

“We were a full house," she added. "We used every chair in the building.”

Scavenger hunt

Many children eagerly filled their Easter baskets with goodies as part of the Kiwanis Club's fifth-annual “Egg-stravaganza” scavenger hunt that took over the downtown area along Scott Street on Saturday. Some 16 businesses took part by handing out treats while 33 other businesses supported the event to help make it possible. See more photos on A6.

Fire safety

Real DeGagne, left, and Gavin Payne of the Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service set up a table at Safeway on Saturday afternoon, where they handed out fire safety information to shoppers entering the store.

Budding plants

Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre CEO Caroline Goulding checked out the thyme, sage, and lavender plants there yesterday morning. The plants are being grown with seeds from the “seed library,” a free seasonal exchange program in which residents can access and/or donate properly-cured seeds.