Sunday, November 23, 2014

District

Students’ online safety in spotlight

As part of Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week, the OPP continues to offer school-based lessons to students across the district with financial support of Tim Hortons’ “Smile Cookies” fundraising campaign.

Sea Cadet corps closes doors

144 Fort Frances Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (144 Sea) in Emo recently closed its doors after 58 years of training local youth to be engaged and active citizens.
“It’s been a struggle the past few years to attract and retain more than a dozen cadets,” admitted Lt(N) Dawn Gray, Officer Commanding of 144 Sea.

Doctor recruitment ongoing

Over the past few years, a number of doctors have either retired or left the community for other opportunities—and another is set to leave at the end of the month—but the local Physician Recruitment Committee actively continues its pursuit to bring in new physicians.

‘Faceless dolls’ raise awareness

Charmaine Langlais, community wellness co-ordinator with the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), first heard about the “Faceless Doll” project at the Annual General Assembly of the MNO in Thunder Bay this past August.
“And I just knew I had to bring this back to share with the schools here,” she explained on Monday after presenting the project to the students at St. Francis School.

Store opens at Red Gut Bay

Life has gotten a lot more convenient for those living in the vicinity of Red Gut Bay.
Earlier this month, Jeremiah Windego opened Windey’s Food Market at Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation on Highway 11, providing a much-needed business to service the area after K&S Gas and Convenience closed its doors nearly two years ago.

Man charged leaving courthouse

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle that was leaving the courthouse in Atikokan.

Man busted leaving courthouse

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle that was leaving the courthouse in Atikokan.

Campbell calls out Mauro on mill

NDP MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, Sarah Campbell called on the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Bill Mauro, to listen to the united Rainy River district that rallied yesterday to tell the Minister to take immediate action to save their mill.

Dementia workshop scheduled for Nov. 26

The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts is working together with community partners to improve the safety of people with dementia and providing peace of mind for family members.
Three out of five people with dementia will go missing at some point? If not found within 24 hours, half of them will have a serious injury or die.
It could be you or someone you know.

Seminar slated for seniors

RBC and the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) are hosting a seminar to help seniors identify and protect themselves from fraud.
It is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library.

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