Crystal McPherson tied one of 80 balloons to a pair of shoes during the “Longest Night of the Year” sleep-out event held Friday night to represent the 80 people who are homeless here. The event took place along Scott Street from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. and just over 60 people wound up spending the night outside while raising awareness around the issue of homelessness in the district.
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Fifyan Canoon, who recently immigrated to Canada from Iraq, showed Grade 5 students at St. Francis School what Arabic writing looks like and how it is read during a presentation for Citizenship Week (Oct. 8-14). Two other town residents who immigrated to Canada also spoke about their experience and answered questions.
Town employee Larry Bragg shovelled last night's nine cm (three-and-a-half inch) snowfall from the entrance to the Fort Frances Museum. Employees at businesses along Scott Street also were out shovelling their storefronts this morning. The first snowfall of the season has come earlier than usual and hopefully is not here to stay.
Learning how bicycles operate, and understanding how to repair them, can be key to helping students explore different educational pathways.
The Rainy River District School Board is trying to promote these lessons through its new “Techways Program” that will teach Grade 7 and 8 students about the basics of bike mechanics.
October is a month of awareness for the most commonly-occurring cancer among women around the world.
The month is dedicated to battling breast cancer and the Rainy River Association of Professional Paramedics (RRAPP) is raising money and awareness to help combat the disease.
While some employees provide exemplary customer service to everyone they see, others still have a long way to go.
The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board's 2016 Employerone Survey indicates customer service skills came in as a top competency for current and future employees across the district.
A grand-opening ceremony was held yesterday for local MPP Greg Rickford's constituency office here.
The office, located at 276 Scott St., is open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
A handful of councillors and community members came out to support the grand opening.
“We invested a lot of time and a lot of money in setting up first-class offices,” Rickford noted.
Carol Stephenson, of the Dr.
Employees from Mr. Sub, Tim Hortons, Copper River Inn, and Flint House attended free customer service courses offered out of the Valley Adult Learning Association on Sept. 24—27 and again on Oct. 2.
Local MPP Greg Rickford held a cake-cutting ceremony yesterday at his new constituency office located at 276 Scott St. to celebrate its grand opening. The office hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.