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Declining enrolment impacts budget

The Rainy River District School Board last night passed a balanced budget of $48,388,008 for the 2011-12 school year.

“This is a budget that is based on enrolment—it drives everything we do as far as services that we provide and funding that comes in,” Superintendent of Business Laura Mills said in a presentation at the special board meeting.

Strategic planning session set to go

Fort Frances town council and administration will map out a strategic plan covering the remainder of its term during a session tomorrow at Sunny Cove Camp.

Slated to run from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., they will meet to discuss issues and set objectives.

Some of this discussion will be based on input provided by local stakeholders, which the town had put out a call for last month.

Town to address RL safety concerns

After having heard safety concerns from the BIA about the vacant Rainy Lake Hotel, the town will address some of the issues brought forth.

In a report to council last night, Fort Frances CAO Mark McCaig wrote that some of the exterior signs and lamp posts have fallen into ill repair, and should be addressed in the interest of public health and safety.