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Student sculptures

Robert Moore Grade 8 students Marissa Brown, left, and Kaidance Boston recently put their creative skills to the test when creating Mrs. Gibson's sculpture-based art project. The pair posed in front of a glass display full of fellow classmates' master pieces.

Heave!

These J.W. Walker students put all their strength into the tug-of-war competition while others eagerly pulled one another across the school yard in heated sled races. It was all part of the school's annual winter carnival held last Thursday as a lead-up to March Break.

Bill 148 impact

Paul Catanzaro, an Employment Standards Officer with the Ministry of Labour, gave an overview of the legislation regarding the recent increase to the minimum wage in Ontario at La Place Rendez-Vous here. Organized by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and NCDS, the two-hour session looked at the effect Bill 148 will have on both employers and employees.

7 Gens construction

Construction of the new Seven Generations Education Institute building along Highway 11 near Nanicost is coming along, with completion slated for the end of 2018 or early 2019. The site is meant to provide a “campus feel” and connect all the Seven Generations hubs through offering all its programs here under one roof.

Session to deal with human trafficking

Human trafficking happens more often than many people might suspect here in Fort Frances. 

Not in the traditional sense or the way Hollywood portrays it, with ladies of the night lining the streets in the bad parts of town.

But in today's internet age, an alarming number of people in the district are posting ads on websites like “Backpage” looking for young female escorts.

School carnival

This youngster obviously figured he could pull on the rope better facing the other way as J.W Walker students participated in an array of outdoor activities during their annual winter carnival held Thursday, including tug-of-war, sled-pulling competitions, and obstacle races.