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Public school board honours 16 retirees

The Rainy River District School Board marked a first in its history Saturday by bringing together all its staff, including the various unions, for an employee appreciation dinner at the Red Dog Inn.

“With an organization that has such a rich history, it’s important to recognize its members every chance you get,” said Education Director Warren Hoshizaki.

Couchiching First Nation will receive more than $1 million as its share of the revenue generated by Casino Rama in Orillia.

High school teachers will be in for hard times come fall, the president of the local Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation warned after the provincial government passed the controversial Bill 74 last week.

“I really fear for the future,” said Andrew Hallikas.

Youngster tearing up go-kart track

Kyle Guba, the son of Jay and Elaine Guba, is still learning the skills of racing as a rookie with the Sudbury Kart Club but organizers expect him to be an expert by season’s end.

In his first race June 4 when the club hosted the Northern Ontario championships, the 10-year-old won the second heat to qualify for the final, where he took third place.

RRHS to stay open

Despite a loss of up 30 students over the past several years, and with an estimated six more gone next year, rumours that Rainy River High School may close are not true, the director of education for the local public school board said. Education director Warren Hoshizaki.

DSSAB settles on apportionment formula

After four months of deliberating and a second round of voting, the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB) finally has settled on an apportionment formula.

DSSAB members spent hours discussing the formula which determines how much each municipality will be levied by DSSAB, eventually choosing the second of three options.