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Forty-five participants of the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) and Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP) graduated last Thursday at the program's closing ceremonies held at Confederation College.
Participants received certificates and two high school co-op credits earned during six weeks of work and training.
Representatives of Borderland Pride will appear before the Rainy River District School Board at its regular meeting tonight to encourage trustees to stand up for a modern, inclusive sex-ed curriculum.
The presentation follows an Aug. 22 directive from the minister of education to scrap the 2015 Health and Physical Education curriculum.
Members of the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services, along with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service, are assisting the Treaty #3 Police Service with a suspicious death investigation.
The OPP has investigated 5,619 collisions that involved an inattentive driver so far this year.
Tragically, 31 people lost their lives in the collisions while 1,051 of the incidents left people with injuries.
Inattentive drivers continue to pose a threat to road users and are linked to the deaths of 738 people on OPP-patrolled roads over the past 10 years.
Just in time for the Labour Day long weekend, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has lifted the Restricted Fire Zone that had been in place in parts of the Northwest Region.
The municipal fire bans for the Town of Fort Frances, as well as the townships of Alberton, La Vallee, Emo, and Chapple, also have been lifted.
New changes have come to the Fort Frances Family Health Team (FHT), bringing more access for local and surrounding residents at a time that is seeing a shortage of doctors and overall health support.
FHT executive director Gerri Yerxa is very excited as the clinic has just announced a new website, as well as the hiring of a third nurse practitioner.
The Watten Volunteer Fire Department's annual fish fry returned to Sunny Cove Camp on Friday to raise money for a good cause.
Number are up this year and better than ever before with roughly 540 people coming out to enjoy a fish dinner.
Roughly $7,000 was raised at the event and the proceeds will be used to cover the overhead expenses of the fire department.
There were 15 new fires confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon, including one new blaze in the district.
Fort Frances fire #70 is “not under control” at 0.1 hectares and is located near Entwine Lake, approximately 88 kilometres northeast of Fort Frances. It was started by lightning.