The president of the Rainy River District Music Festival Association is excited about the changes that have been made to the annual festival—and he’s hoping they evoke the same response with the public.
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With less than a month to go to raise $800,000 for the “Care Close to Home” campaign, the Riverside Foundation for Heath Care announced its “Million Dollar Countdown” promotion to those on hand for a Christmas gala Saturday evening in Emo.
Facing a choice between three recommendations, the Rainy River District School Board last night decided to look at renovating J.W. Walker and Huffman Schools here while closing Alexander MacKenzie, Alberton, and Sixth Street School.
The Emo Health Centre will be fully open and operational by February, the CEO of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. said Saturday.
“As an update, I’ll tell you contractors have promised me they’ll be done by Christmas, after which there will only be a few odds and ends to work on,” Wayne Woods told those on hand for the “Care Close to Home” Christmas fundraiser gala in Emo.
This coming year, it will have been 40 years since the Gerber family made the long journey from their homeland of Switzerland to a farm just west of Fort Frances.
It has been discussed for about a decade in Rainy River and now it appears the local Ontario Provincial Police will be getting a bigger and better detachment office.
Bill Sobiski, facility manager for the Ontario Realty Corp. in Kenora, confirmed last week the process of improving the detachment has begun.
Cynthia Donald is hoping a meeting of the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder support group set for Jan. 16 will bring out parents who want to learn more about ADHD as well as get support from others who have a child suffering from it.
Two dozen district residents piled onto a bus early last Thursday morning and headed out to the Agribition show in Regina, Sask. for four days.
And they returned home Sunday night with rave reviews.
In just over five months of active campaigning, “Care Close to Home” is closing in on its goal of $3.5 million for two major renovation projects at La Verendrye hospital in Fort Frances and the Emo Health Centre.
The $8.3-million projects will provide much-needed improvements to both facilities, focusing primarily on patient comfort, privacy, dignity, and ease of access.
Public health nurse Heidi Ivall was in Barwick last Thursday morning to present Jackie Champagne, owner/operator of Roseberry Runway, with the provincial “Eat Smart!” award.
“This award-winning restaurant promotes healthy living in the community,” noted Ivall, by meeting exceptional standards in food safety, non-smoking seating, and healthier food choices.