St. Francis School here will be holding a live Skype with Master Bombardier Nathan Cousineau tomorrow (Dec. 12) at noon from the school gym.
Anyone wishing to attend the event, and support him while he continues to serve in Afghanistan over the Christmas season, is welcome to come out and send Christmas wishes.
The goal: To build for seniors an attractive, not-for-profit, fully-secured, free-standing assisted living facility in Rainy River District that is built in accordance with The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Building Code, which will be enforced in 2025.
The key to success: Collaboration.
Planning is underway for a 2014 summer festival which would bring together performers and instructors from First Nations and the Métis community.
Regional economic developer Geoff Gillon told town council Monday night that the RRFDC is trying to extend the usage of the big tent on the riverfront before the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, so an event is being planned for July 17-19.
Kenora-Rainy River Child and Family Services and Weechi-it-te-win Family Services signed an agreement and transfer of jurisdiction here Friday to allow WFS to provide child-welfare services to all band members living off-reserve within the Rainy River and Kenora districts.
“It’s long overdue,” said KRRDCFS executive director Bill Leonard.
“It’s pretty historic.
The “I Am Awesome! (And I Know It!)” self-esteem and empowerment retreat for young women aged 10-14 has moved up in the rankings as it vies for a share of the Aviva Community Fund.
While struggling to hold onto 10th place last week, the retreat now is sitting in fourth—with voting ending tomorrow at 11 a.m.
The town will buy some new equipment for the aerobic room at the Memorial Sports Centre.
Council approved a report from Community Services manager Jason Kabel at last night’s regular meeting, authorizing him to buy a new tread-climber from Pulse Fitness at a cost of $10,965 plus tax.
The town will be improving the way it does recycling in the future after getting funding from Stewardship Ontario to upgrade the “blue box” transfer station/drop-off facility here.
There is a 40 percent chance of snow tonight, with an overnight low of minus-26 C (15 below zero F).
But southwest winds at five-10 m.p.h. will make it feel more like minus-32 to minus-37 (25-35 below).
Tomorrow will be cloudy and continued cold, with a high of just minus-22 (eight below) that will feel more like minus-34 to minus-40 (30-40 below) with the windchill.
The Assisted Living Action Group (A.L.A.G.) will give town council an update on its activities at Monday night’s council meeting.
A.L.A.G. vice-chair June Caul and Rainycrest administrator Darryl Galusha will brief council on where A.L.A.G.’s strategic plan is at, and the steps it is planning to move forward.
The presentation is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m.
It will be cold again tonight, with an overnight low of minus-24 C (11 below zero F) that will feel like minus-27 (17 below) with the wind.
Tomorrow will be variably cloudy and continued cold, with a high of just minus-18 (zero) and low around minus-27 (17 below).
Sunday will be partly sunny and less cold, with a high of minus-13 (nine) and low down to minus-19 (two below).