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.
It’s been said it takes a village to raise a child. And in the case of drug-endangered children, the adage has never been more apt.
That was the message delivered by several speakers during the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) conference last Wednesday and Thursday at the Adventure Inn here.
The fire situation in Northwestern Ontario is as quiet as can be, with no active fires in the region.
The last three—all of which were located in Sioux Lookout District—were declared “out” yesterday.
Although forest fire activity is very quiet right now, the Ministry of Natural Resources is reminding people that the official close of the forest fire season is Oct. 31.
On Saturday around 10:35 p.m., Thunder Bay OPP officers responded to a motorcycle collision on Highway 593 in Devon Township.
A passing motorist had located a male lying in a ditch beside a motorcycle and contacted police.
The OPP is continuing its investigation into the cause of a crash in the early-morning hours of Friday that left three people injured.
Officers confirmed an 18-year-old female received serious but non-life threatening injuries when the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt she was driving struck two hydro poles on the 1200 block of Second Street East just before 4:50 a.m.