Mentoring for teachers, use of math exemplars, and summer school are all strategies the Rainy River District School Board plans to use to improve math performance in grade 3/6 testing, assistant superintendent Betty Ann LaRocque told trustees at last night’s regular meeting here.
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Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. is still waiting approval of its plans for renovations at the Emo hospital submitted in early April.
“We’re hoping to get the letter from the ministry [of Long-Term Care] this week,” CEO Wayne Woods noted Tuesday. “Then we’ll be going out for tender as soon as possible.”
“I’m concerned about the watershed. I’m concerned about the creatures that live in it and the people who use it. I guess I see it as a living being—it’s all interconnected, interrelated.”
To the applause of many, the Rainy River District School Board approved an employee assistance program to help deal with workplace stress during its regular meeting here Tuesday night.
The service, provided through the Behavioural Sciences Centre of St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay, will be implemented in September, with an expected annual cost of $24,280.
Residents in the new Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Narrows Nestor Falls have little choice but to work with the changes implemented on their community.
When Sioux Narrows council requested a provincial commission to resolve a restructuring stalemate, even it was surprised by the size of the area included in the new municipality.
District youth will be working together to develop a directory of programs and services available to them when “Youth Connections” seminars are held in Rainy River, Atikokan, and Fort Frances.
One motion was tabled, another was passed, a new motion was written but ignored, the passed motion was re-introduced and tabled, and a fourth motion was written and passed—all part of the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board’s latest attempt to select an apportionment formula.
Two amphibious Twin Otter aircraft from the Ministry of Natural Resources base in Dryden, along with a helicopter for transporting fire crews, are on high alert at Fort Frances Airport as the fire hazard continues to creep up across the district.
Three more waterbombers are on alert in Kenora and Dryden should things heat up.
New legislation introduced by Municipal Affairs and Housing minister Tony Clement last Thursday will give voters more opportunity to show their teeth in local politics.
“It gives the people more input as to what they want to see,” said Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon.
The acquisition of a dialysis unit at La Verendrye hospital here took another step forward last week after local MP Robert Nault said the federal government will help fund the project.
Nault voiced his support Friday at the Business Improvement Area’s annual luncheon when Mayor Glenn Witherspoon asked whether Ottawa would be able to match funds raised locally for the unit.