Her love of art began when she was in Al Holt’s Grade 8 class at Robert Moore School.
Now Simone Laser has returned to Fort Frances as an established artist with a brand new business: “Laser Ink.”
The new tattoo shop, which is located within “A Little Off The Top” at 220 Scott St., opened its doors late last month—and Laser is excited to get started.
Having received a portion of the $27 million the province has invested over three years to provide new services and supports to post-secondary students as part of a comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, Confederation College, in partnership with three other northern colleges, has initiated a program called “Bridging the Distance.”
The Rainy River District School Board will focus on improvement, and continue to work toward student success, when it comes to the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Grade 9 assessment of mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
The 2012-13 results were released last week and show areas where improvement is needed.
The first “I Am Awesome! (And I Know It!)” retreat for girls aged 10-14, which ran this past weekend at Hanson’s Hideaway Lodge in Nestor Falls, was just that—awesome.
“It was inspiring to see the young girls come out of their shells over the course of the weekend,” said organizer Renée Martin-Brown, adding she was pleased to have 19 girls attend.
For staging a “Mini We Day” last year, Rainy River High School will be awarded the “Recognition of Excellence” from the Rainy River District School Board during its regular meeting tonight.
“We Days,” initiated across the globe by “Free the Children,” provide inspirational speeches and performances to youth.
There currently are two active fires in the region.
Red Lake Fire #69 is located about 80 km northeast of Red Lake.
The 0.1-hectare blaze was listed as “being observed.”
Sioux Lookout Fire #68, meanwhile, is a 0.1-ha blaze, also listed as “being observed,” about 50 km southeast of Cat Lake.
In other news, the MNR successfully conducted two prescribed burns late last week.
Two low-complexity prescribed burns tentatively were scheduled to be ignited yesterday on separate islands within the Lake of the Woods Conservation Reserve area.
The prescribed burns were on Blaze Island, located directly south of Falcon Island near Sturgeon Channel, and directly south of Queen Island near Wiley Point.
Results from the 2012-13 Education Quality and Accountability Office Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, released yesterday, show both an increase and decrease in successes in different areas.
The specific school results were as follows:
•St. Francis (Grade 6)—71 percent in reading, 71 percent in writing, and 52 percent in mathematics;
•St Michael’s (Grade 3)—64 percent (reading), 74 percent (writing), and 67 percent (mathematics);
•St. Patrick’s (Grade 6)—82 percent (reading), 64 percent (writing), and 64 percent (mathematics);
The 2012-13 Education Quality and Accountability Office results, released last week, identified that school boards across the province need to focus more on mathematics—and the local ones are no exception.