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Peggy Revell

Students, staff happily settling into new school

It’s been nothing but “oohs and aahs!” from those who have walked through the doors of the new Mine Centre School since it opened less than three months ago.

“We’ve had a lot of people coming in for tours, just stopping by the office,” noted principal Leslie Barr Kellar.

“We’re really proud of our school,” said teacher Rebecca MacLean.

DYS review

Tom Mosbeck of Tompkins Hardware spoke about how Donald Young School plays an integral part in the community during last Thursday night’s public meeting of the pupil accommodation review committee. About 100 people came out for the meeting—the second of four—as the Rainy River District School Board collects feedback, information, and data so it can decide the future of the Emo school.

DYS speaker

Kathy Williams encouraged the Donald Young School Pupil Accommodation Review committee to recommend the school be kept within Emo during her presentation at its second public meeting last night. Williams spoke about the numerous ways DYS is part of the arts community in the district, and how this benefits students.

Back to school

J.W. Walker students Rachel Anderson (foreground), Grace Petsnick, Angie Redford, and Michaela Putzer settled into their desks as kids across the district returned to the classroom this morning following the two-week Christmas break.

Open mic

Local youth Larissa Desrosiers was the entertainment at yesterday evening’s teen “open mic” at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. As the lone performer to take the stage, Desrosiers won ski lift passes from Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Mn.


Emma Bodnarchuk, Lyla Moen, and Jordyn Oster showed off their “pupcakes”—cupcakes decorated as puppy dogs—which they created yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The activity was part of “New Year’s Week” there, which also will see a teen open mic tonight starting at 6:30 p.m., as well as a family movie showing tomorrow at both 2 and 6 p.m.