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Speaker to talk poverty

Wayne Johnson will be speaking/sharing at the Church of the Holy Spirit on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

Wayne is the CEO of Tearfund Canada (formerly know as World Relief Canada). He will be sharing about what he has seen, heard, and helped women in the poorest countries in the world.

Mayor voices safety concerns

Mayor June Caul voiced her concerns around residents, business owners, and visitors not feeling comfortable or safe in Fort Frances during yesterday evening's council meeting.

Over the last year she said the town has been plagued with a higher volume of transients and people suffering addictions which has greatly impacted the safety of the downtown area.

NWHU to voice funding concerns

A larger financial burden is going to be shifted from the province onto municipalities as the Ontario government moves forward with its restructuring of health care services.

The local impact of going from 35 local public health units to 10 regional ones will be outlined by staff from Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) at this evening's council meeting.

Rusnak travelling to D.C.

Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, will travel to Washington, D.C. this week to discuss important cross-border issues facing Northwestern Ontario with US Congressional Representatives.

Rusnak will meet with Representative Pete Stauber of Minnesota's Eight District, which borders Thunder Bay-Rainy River.

Secondary students successful in French language testing

During Education Week earlier this month, 16 Grade 12 students from Fort Frances High School and Atikokan High School took the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) exam.

The Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) is pleased to announce that all students passed.

Six students took the A2 exam and 10 students took the B2 exam at Confederation College on May 6-9.