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DSSAB to handle ambulance service

The Rainy River District Social Service Administration Board received a brief letter from Health minister Elizabeth Witmer confirming it has been designated as the land ambulance delivery agent for the area.

DSSAB beat out the Town of Fort Frances, which also had applied to administer the ambulance service.

Dedication service slated for inaugural ‘Memorial Tree’ planting

The Stratton recreation grounds will become home to 35 special young trees after the inaugural “memorial tree” dedication ceremony takes place there Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.

“This has turned into something a lot bigger than I expected,” said Moe Henry, who, along with his wife, Joyce, has been selling trees for people to remember their loved ones by since March.

Centennial committee gives Emo hospital a boost

The Emo Centennial Committee has done its final tally of the amount raised from last year’s celebration and Monday presented a cheque for $9,057 towards renovations at the Emo hospital.

This amount is on top of $1,200 already donated by the Emo Centennial Committee, as well as $2,100 raised by the Emo and Chapple centennial committees at a barn dance last year.

Oldale applauds fourth EIC report

“There is nothing in here we wouldn’t want to do.”

That’s how Carol-Lynne Oldale, director of education for the Northwest Catholic District School Board’s, described the fourth instalment of the Education Improvement Commission’s “Road Ahead” series during last night’s regular board meeting here.

DYS students usher in spring with concert

Donald Young School students and staff held their annual Spring Tea and Concert in the school gym, performing before an enthused audience of friends and relatives.

With spring in the air and an array of music presented, Jocelyn Matheson and Robert Galloway introduced each item on the program, which included several performances from the recent district music and drama festival.