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La Verendrye placement

Fort High student Janissa Judson was set up in the school's cafeteria last Wednesday morning with her display that looked at heat therapy and her co-op placement at La Verendrye Hospital here. She found the physiotherapy aspects of her placement to be the most interesting.

'Snowy' songs

“Boreal," comprised of Katherine Wheatley, left, Tannis Slimmon, and Jude Vadala, delighted and charmed the audience Friday evening at the Townshend Theatre during the third "Tour de Fort" concert of the 2018-19 season. The trio of Guelph songstresses tour together as "Boreal” each November and December, performing a collection of homespun winter-themed songs and holiday classics.

Sharing the flame

Jacquee Loerzel, community family violence counsellor at Riverside Health Care here, helped light the candle held by her mother, Fort Frances Mayor June Caul, during the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women event at Knox United Church on Thursday evening. Those who attended lit their candles to honour victims of domestic abuse.

Reading oath

Kathryn Pierroz said her oath and pledged allegiance to the Queen before being sworn in as a trustee during the Rainy River District School Board's inaugural meeting at the Education Centre here last Tuesday night.

Recognition of Excellence

Crossroads vice-principal Sharla McKinnon, left, and principal Kerri Tolen received the Rainy River District School Board's monthly Recognition of Excellence award last Tuesday night. They were saluted for the “Awesomeness Through Art” events held at the Devlin school in which students learned about math and art.

Recording studio

Grade 11 Mikinaak School student James Yerxa listened to a multi-layer track he created under the guidance of Anna Atkinson while she visited to teach students how to use equipment inside the school's new recording studio. He is using Ableton Live and holding a USB Audio Interface Device for music production.

RRDSB speaker

Techways program co-ordinator Marlon Douglas spoke about the bike mechanics program he has been facilitating at district schools during the Rainy River District School Board's inaugural meeting last Tuesday night at the Education Centre here. It is hoped the program will spark an interest among students so they are more confident to pursue careers in tech and the trades.

Vigil drummers

The “Waabishkiibinesii Women Singers" drum group performed songs of healing during the annual candlelight vigil service held at Knox United Church here Thursday evening for the annual "National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.”

Family leaving

Rami Canoon, his wife, Fivyan Shamoon, and their two daughters, Fbaana, seven, and Oryana, three, bid farewell to Kathy Mueller at the Thunder Bay Airport on Dec. 1. The Iraqi family has moved to London, Ont. to be closer to extended family members.