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DYS hosts bullying workshop

This past week, Leslie Barr-Kellar, behaviour co-ordinator for the Rainy River District School Board, presented a bullying workshop at Donald Young School for parents and other community members.

Topics covered included the board’s “Safe School” policy, violence prevention curriculum instruction, strategies for students being promoted at the school level.

Couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Stewart and Alice Kellar celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the Emo Legion recently with relatives, friends, and neighbours on hand to wish the couple the best of health and many more years of happy life together.

Both were pinned with white rose boutonnieres and seated. The centre of their table was graced with yellow American roses—a love gift from Stewart to his wife.

Fish fry draws cheerful crowd

Between 700-800 hungry mouths lined up for a free meal at the annual Rainy River First Nation’s fish fry Friday at the Manitou Mounds.

More than 400 pounds of walleye and sturgeon were cooked by volunteers and served under the big tent, along with pasta salads, bannock, potatoes, and other dishes.

What makes your town unique?

Recently I wrote about the importance of strategic planning for northern municipalities and DSSABs (the new governance bodies for unorganized areas).

Unless we make plans locally, higher levels of government will make them for us. They are farther away, and will impose general solutions that often don’t suite diverse situations.

No teacher cuts slated on local scene

While student enrolment is projected to drop here next year, the Rainy River District School Board will not have to cut any teachers like the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board in Kenora may have to do.

“We’re looking at an enrolment drop of 100 elementary students and 35 secondary students,” Warren Hoshizaki, education director with the local public board, said Tuesday.

Crash site cleaned up

The site of a fatal tanker-truck crash on Highway 502 at the Crowrock bridge last Wednesday afternoon is now clear after crews cleaned up the spilled tall oil cargo and removed the vehicle.

John Barr, supervisor for the Ministry of the Environment in Kenora, said workers finished cleaning up the site Monday with no problems.