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Free the Tree

St. Michael's kindergarten students Jasper Dennis, Ainsley Johnson, Logan Dallas, and Aela Drombolis did a science project entitled “Free the Tree” that looked at their experience trying to better the health of a tree at their school. The four young environmentalists noticed the tree had a chain wrapped around it to hold a bike rack in place and did what they could to help it grow.

School bus poster #1

J.W. Walker students Lila Black, left, and Casey Egan proudly displayed their colourful posters. Black's poster won Division 3 (Grades 3-5) while Egan came out on top of Division 2 (Grades 1-2). —Photos courtesy of Rainy River District School Board

Métis speaker

Sunset Country Métis president Brady Hupet shared some words about Louis Riel at the Métis Hall on Friday following the flag-raising ceremony at the Civic Centre in honour of “Louis Riel Day.” He thanked Mayor Roy Avis for all his service through the years to the Métis community and also welcomed incoming mayor June Caul.

Anti-bullying messages

Both Grade 5 classes at Robert Moore (above) performed an anti-bullying rap together called “Stand up, Reach Out, Tell Someone" on Monday during a school assembly to kick off Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (Nov. 18-24). School principal Donna Kowalski also shared a few words about identifying bullying, standing up against it, and the importance of telling an adult.

'Tis the season

Morgan Fulcher, left, and her aunt, Melissa Yellowega, enjoyed some dainties amidst the hustle and bustle of the C.W.L. of St. Mary's Parish's Christmas tea and bazaar held Sunday afternoon. The very popular event featured handmade crafts, draws, a silent auction, and a kids' zone, as well as coffee, tea, and refreshments.

Forestry speaker

Retired renewal forester Judy Kaufman came into a Grade 7 class at St. Francis School on Friday to speak to students about renewable forestry concepts. She touched on her experience working with Resolute Forest Products, where she helped manage re-planting and renewing areas where resources were extracted.

Airplane picture

This photo of a Douglas C-47 Skytrain was taken by Cole in 1984 while he was pumping off a load of diesel fuel at MacDowel Lake, northeast of Red Lake. It was built in Oklahoma City in 1942 for the U.S. Air Force and immediately transferred to the Royal Air Force. The British used it during the invasion of Europe.

Sidewalk plow

Snow will be removed from town sidewalks more often this winter thanks to changes to the provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards (MMS). One change is the requirement to have the sidewalks cleared within 48 hours of a three-inch (7.5-cm) snowfall.

BDO donation

Brenda Dolph, left, Joy Lockman, Helen Preston, Mary Tank, and Susan Wieler of the Loaves & Fishes soup kitchen here were all smiles last week after receiving donations of $1,467 in cash and 585 pounds of non-perishables courtesy of the BDO Canada “Drive Away Hunger” campaign.