The Northwest Catholic District School Board chose its new director of education during an in-camera session at Tuesday night’s special meeting here.
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A wildfire that broke out around 5 p.m. Sunday in the Dryden District may continue to challenge Ministry of Natural Resources firefighters for the next few days.
Dryden Fire #18, burning near Upper Scotch Lake, about 17 km west of English River, grew to 35 hectares and threatened nearby structures.
After months of planning and preparations, Lake Despair Lodge is set to host its first “Castin’ for Cash” live-release bass tournament Saturday and Sunday.
Lodge co-owner Nellie Halver-son is anticipating a smooth weekend.
“It’s going to be a great weekend,” she said. “Things are looking good, [and] the fishing seems to have picked up.”
The Kenora OPP Marine Unit is still searching for a missing person on Red Deer Lake, north of Kenora, after a first person was found dead in the water Tuesday morning.
“We just finished the ground search last night,” Sgt. Larry McInnis said this morning.
About 100 people turned out last Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the newly-renovated Emo Health Centre.
For family and friends of the late Dr. John O’Sullivan, the dedication of the long-term care wing to him was the highlight of the ceremony.
Nurse Sylvia Hyatt gave a speech about Dr. O’Sullivan, recalling when he first came to Emo in January, 1964.
A chilly morning greeted community members and guests who gathered in Barwick for the annual festivities celebrating Canada’s birthday.
Once again, the Rainy River Valley Beautification competition is taking place in conjunction with the annual fall fair in Emo.
If it wasn’t for the weather, Canada Day at Emo may have just drawn a capacity crowd.
In the early hours of Monday, it started to drizzle and it looked as if activities would be washed out. But around the noon, the weather had settled down to overcast and chilly.
Committee members decided to decorate Lions Park with balloons for the events that followed.
Emo Rec Council’s summer recreation program is in full swing with the hiring of Anthony Labbe and Tara Lloyd for a five-week period.
If anyone has a question about the program, call 482-2378.
Our Lady of the Way held its graduation ceremony before a packed house, at which time 11 students were honoured.
Father James offered opening prayer, then Mark Chojko-Bolec congratulated the class and brought greetings on behalf of the school board.