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RLOEA graduates attain goals

It was a day Lois Elaine Medicine has been awaiting for a long time.

Medicine, one of 16 people who graduated at the Rainy Lake Ojibway Education Authority ceremony yesterday, received her Ontario teacher’s certificate after completing the Native Teacher Education Program.

Insurance costs could take hit in fire hall overhaul

Homeowners here may get burned on their insurance costs if the town goes ahead with its restructuring proposal to reduce the number of full-time staff at the fire hall.

Mike McKenna, with the Fire Underwriters Survey which “grades” municipalities, noted staffing played an important role in their assessments. But he added it’s not the only thing.

Getting picture perfect results

Bob MacDonald said the golden rule for making the perfect frame is always “measure twice before you cut once.”

And after being in the framing business for 18 years, he knows what he’s talking about.

MacDonald invited me out to his shop at Bear’s Pass (aptly named Bob’s Shop) last Wednesday to demonstrate what’s involved in making a picture frame.

Man cycling for AIDS

It’s been a long time since Denis Cayouette has been in Lorretteville, Que. But when you schedule a bike trip around North America to fight AIDS and HIV, coming home for supper every night isn’t an option.

Town taking look at handicap access

The town is looking into handicapped access in the downtown area after a study done by the Northern Action Group showed only 21 percent of buildings here are accessible to those in wheelchairs.

Of the 137 buildings, which included government, commercial, retail, and legal offices, only 29 were fully accessible, NAG public relations officer Allan Bedard told council Monday night.

Safe Kids Week deemed a success

Wrapping up on Saturday, Safe Kids Week could safely be called a success.

Organized by the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition, along with everyone from Bell Canada to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Safe Kids Week was comprised of a series of events held to stress the importance of safety in the home.