El Nino has been a contractor’s best friend around here as the extremely mild winter and early spring have allowed workers to make up for lost time at the “multi-use” facility under construction at Westfort.
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Local Catholic board trustees are getting ready to hit the telecommunications highway, sending a tentative policy for electronic meetings out for consultation.
The Fewer School Boards Act permits trustees to hold regular board meetings via teleconferencing or video conferencing due to the size of the new district school boards.
The male teen’s health is on the mend in a Winnipeg hospital after being diagnosed with meningitis in Rainy River last week.
“He’s doing much better,” Dr. Ewan Affleck said from the Rainy River Clinic yesterday. “He’s out of ICU and up and walking around.”
The number of children in foster care is climbing in Rainy River District, with 113 brought into care with Family and Children Services last year.
That’s up from 96 in 1996 and 59 in 1995.
And foster care co-ordinator Sandy Skirten is anticipating this year’s figures will be even higher—up between 150-200 children.
It’s still too early to tell what the full effect of the education funding model will be on local district school boards but some are hesitant that things will be as rosy as the Harris government says they will.
Education and Training minister Dave Johnson released the funding model last Wednesday while visiting Pineridge Secondary School in Pickering.
Volunteers across the country will canvass door-to-door all this month to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual spring campaign.
Here in Rainy River District, about 240 volunteers—some new, and some who have been doing it for 35 years—will be out in full force. Their goal? To reach every household.
Some Fort Frances residents are saying police response time has slowed down since the OPP have taken over here, and most are laying the blame squarely on the centralized dispatch in Kenora.
Two dispatchers work each shift at the communications centre in Kenora. And the one who fields calls from the Fort Frances area also dispatches for seven other detachments.
He’s toured with the likes of Randy Travis, George Strait, and Anne Murray, has four gold records, hosted two CBC TV specials, and has won several awards, including the Juno for “Country Male Vocalist of the Year” three years in a row.
And he’s coming to Fort Frances.
“I thought it went wonderfully.”
That was how Dr. Bruce Lidkea, president of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, described its third-annual business awards banquet Saturday night at La Place Rendez-Vous.