Equipment will be provided to the Rainy River First Nation to allow it to do a GPS hydrographic study of the Rainy River either late this summer or next spring.
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The water supply was not the reason several students and some staff fell ill at Crossroads School after samples taken by the Northwestern Health last week turned out to be bacteria-free.
With patients set to be transferred to the long-term care program in the new Rainy River hospital next week, there’s still no word on the extra funding needed from the provincial government.
The Northwestern Health Unit is investigating Crossroads School in Devlin after a number of students there came down with a ’flu-like sickness over the past week.
“We currently have staff investigating there,” Ken Allan, infectious disease control team leader with the health unit, said Tuesday.
Why would the Ministry of Health agree to build a new hospital with extra long-term care beds and not provide enough funding to fill it with patients?
That’s the question baffling both Rainy River residents and Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. here.
Despite stiff competition, Crossroads student Keith McKay proved he could speak with the best them, taking top honours at the district speech contest last Tuesday at the Emo Legion.
His speech, “My Socks,” earned him first place while Ginna Faykes (Atikokan High School) took second place with her speech, “Suicide.”
A three-year study looking into the genetic diversity of Rainy River’s sturgeon population is underway by Rainy River First Nations, with a Ph.D. student scheduled to come in and run it this fall.
Stratton resident Riet Carnahan is among 20 individuals, groups, and businesses who will be receiving a 1999 Ontario Volunteer Award later this month in Sioux Lookout.
Carnahan, nominated for the award by Barb Duguay, co-ordinator of the Emo and Rural Home Support and Emo Meals on Wheels, has been an active senior volunteer in both of these programs for more than five years.
Canadian Heritage minister Sheila Copps will be on hand for the grand opening of the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre this Friday around 3:30 p.m.
Being held in conjunction with the Rainy River First Nation’s annual fish fry, half-hour guided tours of the centre will begin at 2 p.m., with the fish fry starting around 4 p.m.
About 20 people showed up at the Civic Centre last week to hear an hour-long presentation by Normiska Corp. on progress of its operations here, including word on negotiations with Weyerhaeuser Canada Inc. to process 160,000 cubic yards of bark byproduct on site at Ear Falls.