It’s so easy, after the fact, to judge the actions of the local school boards, high school officials, and police as an over-reaction in the wake of the incident at Fort Frances High School on Dec. 6.
Whenever there’s a dispute involving teachers, whether directed at a specific board of education or the provincial government in general, as is the case this time around, it is the students and their parents who are the real victims.
And so it begins.
With abrupt word this week that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant, the media circus is well underway—and sure to get much worse over the next seven months.
Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) held its inaugural “Hats Off to Seniors” gala Nov. 16 as a way to thank local individuals, businesses, and organizations that have supported the group since its inception in August, 2010.
Persistent whispers, coupled with not-so-subtle signs, that all was not rosy at the local pulp and paper mill had town residents holding their collective breath of late waiting for the shoe to drop.
It’s comforting to see the issue of mental illness no longer lurks in the shadow of society, and that there’s now a concerted effort to better ensure the mental wellness of young people.
There seemed to be a collective sigh of relief last night when it became apparent that Americans had re-elected Barack Obama to a second term in the White House.
One has to wonder about the short-term future of the Ontario Liberal Party when so far more people are steering clear of the race to succeed Dalton McGuinty as premier than rushing to toss their hats in the ring.
“Affront to democracy.” “Political lockout.” “Cowardly move.”
The district did it again.
Times may be tough—and the future definitely uncertain—but that didn’t stop residents, businesses, and service clubs from opening their wallets to bring a digital mammography unit to La Verendrye Hospital here.