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Touring facility

Seven Generations Education Institute CEO Brent Tookenay, left, took local MP Don Rusnak on a tour of the new facility currently still under construction last Thursday. Tookenay showed him the inside of the building and discussed the plans for the new school moving forward. Tookenay said its doors should open in six-eight weeks.

Career planning

Grade 8 students Ethan Barker, left, Brennan Taschuk, and Garrett Paull participated in an exercise Monday morning related to employer expectations while Bridget McGinnis, the communications and outreach co-ordinator for the Northern Community Development Services (NCDS), was visiting the class. The lesson was part of the “Career Planning Series” taking place at St.

Gillon at podium

Geoff Gillon, executive director of the Rainy River Future Development Corp., thanked FedNor for its investment of $2.25 million into the RRFDC following local MP Don Rusnak's announcement at Curvy Chick here on Thursday afternoon.

Armstrong at podium

Rainy River Future Development Corp. chairman Gordon Armstrong spoke about the RRFDC before calling up local MP Don Rusnak, who announced Thursday afternoon that the federal government will be investing $2.25 million into the RRFDC. The investment will help support the RRFDC's ongoing operations over the next five years, as well as provide loans to new businesses and entrepreneurs.

Lauding RRFDC

Curvy Chick owner Jennifer Horton hosted local MP Don Rusnak at her Scott Street business Thursday afternoon for an announcement regarding a FedNor investment of $2.25 million for the Rainy River Future Development Corp. Following the announcement, she spoke of her experience opening Curvy Chick six years ago through a small loan provided by the RRFDC. See story, more photos on A3.

Career planning

Grade 8 students at St. Francis School participated in an activity where they had to decide which attributes employers desire most when hiring a new employee during a session with the Northern Community Development Services communications and outreach co-ordinator yesterday morning. The session is part of the organization's “Career Planning Series” for Grade 7 and 8 students at St. Francis.