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Nicholas Donaldson

Rainycrest concert

The Early Years' French immersion classes of St. Michael's School put on a special show for residents of Rainycrest this morning as the group sang holiday classics such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Silent Night," and "Jingle Bells,” with the occasional verse in French.

Co-op display

Brenden Laur was happy to show off what he had learned this semester during yesterday morning's co-op display day in the Fort High cafeteria. Laur, who has been doing his co-op placement at ML Caron Electric, built a frame with working outlets and lights to display the wiring skills and electrical knowledge he gained through the opportunity.

Toy donations

“Bell-ringer" Damien Breton sat next to just some of the toys currently filling the worship area at the Salvation Army here Tuesday afternoon. Collected from The Bargain Shop's toy drive, B93's "Burst the Bus" campaign, and individual donations, the roughly $25,000 "toy mountain” soon will be distributed to district families in need as a part of the annual Christmas hamper program.

Politics lesson

The Grade 5 class at St. Francis School received a special lesson in politics from local lawyer Douglas Judson last Tuesday. Judson, who recently withdrew his bid to seek the PC nomination in the Kenora-Rainy River riding, told the class about his experiences working in politics, as well as quizzing the youths on government positions and who currently fills them.

Trustees given update on school consolidation project

Northwest Catholic District School Board trustees received another update on the St. Francis and St. Michael's school consolidation project at their regular monthly meeting held here Saturday morning.

Superintendent of Business Seija Van Haesendonck noted her report only was a verbal one because she wanted to present the most up-to-date information from recent meetings.

Winter concert

Fort High students held their annual winter band concert last night at the Townshend Theatre, with performances from the Jazz, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Bands. Pictured here is the Senior Band, conducted by music teacher Lisa Loney, playing “Suite from Hamilton" by Lin Manuel Miranda and arranged by Jerry Brubaker.