The Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s Awards Jury as one of the top nominees to be honoured at the 2001 Award of Excellence Symposium, “Inspiring Excellence to Achieve Change,” on March 2-4, in Vancouver.
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“The elk are finally here and doing very well at their new home,” Mike Solomon said last Thursday about the arrival of 48 elk to Cameron Lake earlier in the week.
“The elk have all adjusted quite well to their new surroundings and they appear to have settled in,” he added.
The second-annual Rainy Lake Ice Fishing Tournament took place Saturday afternoon on Northwest Bay and many of the 250 participants said it was about having a good time.
“I love it,” enthused Chrissy Soderholm, who came to the derby with her husband. “We were here for the first one and it was really neat. It is a lot of fun.”
Concerned over the lack of physicians in northern communities, Thunder Bay Mayor Ken Boshcoff has demanded the north receive more attention from the province.
There are 16 “peer mediators” at Donald Young School this year and as a result of the students being self-motivated, independent, and reliable, the program has proven very successful.
After some unexpected setbacks last week, Mike Solomon, Vic Alberts, and Daryl Gaudry will be back on the road this weekend to pick up the remaining elk that will join the current herd at Cameron Lake next week.
“We are going to be leaving on the weekend and hopefully be returning by Monday,” said Solomon, co-chair of the Northwestern Ontario Elk Restoration Committee (NOERC).
Emo council is considering a new Web site, and it would like to have input from local high school students.
“The new one will be tied in with the Fort Frances Times, which would add better service and requires a name,” noted Emo Reeve Russ Fortier.
“This is the way to market our community,” he stressed.
Planning committees have been struck for Rainy River and Atikokan areas as preparations for the district to host the World Health Organization’s 11th International Conference on Safe Communities in 2002 gathers momentum.
A three-year study to find out the viability of transferring adult walleye from Namakan Lake to Northwest Bay on Rainy Lake has found moving the fish to restock the population doesn’t work.
Last Saturday afternoon (Feb. 17), relatives and friends gathered at the Emo Legion to celebrate the 55th wedding anniversary of longtime residents John (Jim) and Marcine James.
The hall was decorated with two potted plants, at the guest table and registration area, and each table had a lit candle as a centrepiece.