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DYS gym section to be renovated this summer

After completion of the new classroom wing at Donald Young School in Emo late last year, renovations to the gymnasium section are to begin once classes break for summer.

The school's classroom wing, first built in 1955, was deemed “prohibitive to repair” back in 2003. A new section rebuild began in mid-2016 and completed late last year.

Bass tourney calls for volunteers

Are you a good catch? Well, the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship currently is fishing for volunteers both young and old.

Individuals age 13 and older can volunteer and help contribute to another successful year for the district's biggest fishing tournament.

The FFCBC requires 200 volunteers to make sure things run smoothly year in and year out.

Outage planned

More than 1,060 district Hydro One customers will be affected by a scheduled power outage this Sunday (June 10), in addition to all Fort Frances Power Corp. customers in the Town of Fort Frances.

Youth council completes project

The 2017-18 Thunder Bay-Rainy River Constituency Youth Council has completed its main project for its term.

The project is called “Eco Eats” as this year's chosen theme for the project was environmentally-centered.

The goal of “Eco Eats” is to get the community involved and educated about how local restaurants can be environmentally sustainable.

Call out for more iPods

The local Alzheimer Society's “Music Project” is all about bringing joy into the lives of people living with Alzheimer disease or other forms of dementia.

The approach is simple. The project reconnects people with the “sound track of their life” using iPods.

The program is available at no cost to approved families.

District in mourning over recent passings

The rural areas of the district are feeling sadness over the recent “passings of county folks.”

Norbert Bragg, a well-known person throughout the entire Rainy River District, passed away Sunday after a short battle with cancer.

Driving bus for years, Norbert was a very active and social person who was interested in community, politics, and horses.