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'Coats4Kids' sees outpouring of generosity

Nearly 100 district children will have new coats this winter.

The Knights of Columbus—Rainy Lake Council's “Coats4Kids” 2017 campaign wrapped up recently, with organizer Nathan Cousineau delivering eight dozen (96) winter jackets last week to the Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services to distribute to at-risk youth in Fort Frances and the surrounding area.

Lakers' game nixed

Last night's game between the Fort Frances Lakers and English River Miners, set for 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena here, was postponed.

The cause for the postponement was a breakdown of the Miners' bus that prevented them from travelling to Fort Frances in time for the game.

A make-up date will be announced once it is finalized.

DSSAB passes 2018 budget

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board approved its 2018 annual budget of $22.95 million at the regular board meeting held Dec. 14.

The overall budget reflects an increase of 1.65 percent in costs to the municipalities.

The 2018 approved budget is reflected below: