The ball is now in the court of Abitibi-Consolidated and Boise Cascade, CAO Bill Naturkach said, after meeting with town administration about what it would take to build a new “off-bridge” Canada Customs facility here.
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NorFab Building Components Ltd. of here received a regional business achievement award at the Ontario Global Traders Awards ceremony for Northern Ontario in Sudbury last Wednesday.
Speaking French was the name of the game at the “Concours d’art oratoire ‘99” last Tuesday at the Emo Inn.
In the French Immersion category, which featured three students from St. Francis School, Sarah Busch placed first, followed by Jamie Beadow in second and Jennilee Korzinski third.
It may have been a unanimous vote but it wasn’t an easy pitch for Geoff Gillon, community investment manager for the Rainy River Future Development Corp., to get the town to sign on again for 1999.
Council agreed Monday to pay the RRFDC $58,000 for regional economic development as it did last year—dollars which then are matched by FedNor.
With March Break about to kick in across the district, students aren’t the only ones counting down the hours to their week off school. Teachers also are eyeing up the five-day hiatus—and many plan to make it count for “quality time.”
Ever since Education and Training minister Dave Johnson unveiled the new secondary school curriculum last Thursday, both teacher and student associations across the province have been voicing opinions over it.
Grade eight students across Rainy River District are nervous but excited about the big changes they face going into the high school this fall.
The present eighth grade classes not only have to cope with a brand new high school but also a new program and curriculum.
In the new program, Advanced, General, and Basic classes have been replaced by Academic and Applied courses.
Tourist outfitters who face financial loss due to the cancellation of the spring bear hunt in Ontario have a simple reaction to Natural Resources minister John Snobelen’s compensation package announced late last week—it’s not enough.
The province has promised each eligible spring bear hunt operator $250 per hunter who used their services in 1998.
Thanks to a provincial grant, a new program being implemented at Fort High this year will help some students make the transition to the job market a little easier.
Named “Bridges: School to Work Transition Grant,” the proposal to get a program up and running here was submitted to the Ministry of Education and Training last winter.
After six weeks of training, 15 young adults aged 19-29 are now working at jobs they never dreamed of after beginning their six-week placements through the Fort Frances and District Association for Community Living’s “Youth at Risk” program.