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Cookies to help local awaiting transplants

With Valentine's Day less than a month away, Tess Coish of Tess' Kitchen here once again is taking her heart-shaped cookie cutter out to help a good cause.

Coish now is taking orders for cookies until Feb. 11, with proceeds this year to go to help local woman Samantha (Sam) Pearson, who has been in Ottawa for more than a year awaiting a second heart transplant and now a kidney one.

Ojibwe coding program launches

Students at Mine Centre School celebrated the launch of a coding program called “MicroWorlds JR” that is available in Ojibwe to help students develop an interest in coding and their indigenous culture.

MicroWorlds JR, designed for pre-readers to Grade 4, will be available at all of the Rainy River District School Board's schools that offer native as a second language.

Wrong deadline for voting

In an article in yesterday's Times regarding applications for musicians to play at the Rainy Lake Square later this year, the Rainy River Future Development Corp. gave the wrong deadline for voting.

The public voting on musicians will begin Feb. 15 and end March 1, not April 9.

The Times regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.