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Métis youth program funding to expire soon

“Pointing kids in the right direction—which way do you want to go?” is the motto of the “Youth United” program run by the Sunset Country Métis.

But the program—which began in October on a six-month basis with funding by the Métis Nation of Ontario and Human Resources and Development Canada—may have nowhere to go itself when its funding runs out at the end of this month.

Bull test station holding open house

If you want a sneak peek at this year’s crop of bulls that will be up for sale later this month from the Rainy River District Bull Test Station, you should check out its annual open house Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Charolais, Simmental, Hereford, Angus, and Gelbvieh are the five breeds that will be on display at the open house, both from local and U.S. producers.

Fire destroys garage in Alberton

Alberton firefighters jumped into action Wednesday afternoon when a garage fire was reported at the Ed Hill residence on Hammond Road.

“You could see the black smoke just rising,” Alberton Fire Chief Sandy Haney noted as he and other volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene around 2 p.m.

Budding scientists take centre stage

Jay Neilson is one of the few kids in the world who was able to bring worms into class and not get in trouble for it.

Mind you, the fifth-grader’s collection of dew worms, red wigglers, and a mysterious variety dubbed “garden” worms were all part of his science fair project on display until tomorrow at Sturgeon Creek School.