Area First Nations youths can find about which career path they might like to follow tomorrow when the Rainy Lake Ojibway Education Authority holds its “1999 Career Symposium” at the Nanicost gym.
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The OPP “Policing for Results” telephone survey is nearly halfway done, with nine volunteers putting in many hours to help out.
“It’s going well. We’re up to 128 surveys completed as of last Friday,” Fort Frances OPP Cst. Mark Boileau noted, adding the target number is around 350.
Concern over the so-called “millennium bug,” or Y2K, means district students could be getting a different—and slightly longer—Christmas break for the 1999-2000 school year.
Nicole Wishart probably will spend the next few weeks nurturing the re-growth of the tips of her fingernails after losing them to the cold while sculpting her “South Park” snowman.
“I was mixing snow and water together outside to make slush for [my snowman] and every time I dipped my hands in the slush, they froze,” she said Monday.
More than 50 parents and grade eight students turned out for last night’s information session on high school reforms in the Fort High cafeteria.
The most debated topic was the new “community involvement” policy, in which students must complete 40 hours of volunteer work in order to graduate from high school.
Heather Mihichuk made her second appearance at “Quest for the Best” pay off, singing her way to first place in the annual event before a crowd of 300 packed into the arena auditorium Friday night.
“I’m surprised that I won,” remarked Mihichuk, who performed “From This Moment” by Shania Twain to snare the $500 prize.
The district’s palliative care committee, now seeking applicants interested in working with individuals and families facing life-threatening illnesses, hopes to get a 30-hour training program underway for selected volunteers by the end of March.
Problems facing rural youths who need access to accurate, up-to-date information about the labour market will be the focus of two sessions tomorrow afternoon at NCDS Career Works here.
If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet for the benefit dinner being staged by the Fort Frances Lions Club this Friday at La Place Rendez-Vous, you’re out of luck because the event is sold out.
After more than a year in the making, the “Tomorrow 2000+” report officially was presented to the town council here Monday night by committee chair Jim Cumming.
“Collected in 1997/98, this document is a record of people’s suggestions that would make this district a better place to live,” began Cumming, noting responses were collected from residents from Mine Centre to Rainy River.