Adopting the same school calendar as three other regional boards, the Northwest Catholic District School Board last night agreed to submit its draft of the 2001-02 calendar to the Ministry of Education.
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While the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program has been taught in grade six classrooms across the district for several years, it soon will be extended to include 10th-graders.
Groups such as the OPP, the School Violence Prevention Team, and the district Substance Abuse Program have worked at making the program a reality here.
The Riverside Foundation for Health Care celebrated its year-long “Care Close to Home” fundraising campaign by hosting an evening of food, dance, and thank yous Saturday night at the Red Dog Inn.
The bird-themed banquet was the Foundation’s way of thanking the district for its support during the campaign, which ended up totalling more than $3.8 million.
After 33 years with the Rainy River District School Board, Jerry O’Leary is calling it quits.
At 53, O’Leary is using the “85 factor” (age plus experience) to retire and pursue other interests.
Always busy, O’Leary currently is the principal at three schools—the Sturgeon Creek School in Barwick, Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program in Stratton, and Nestor Falls School.
Residents in the west end of Rainy River District will not be dialing 9-1-1 until December.
While all the municipalities have spent the money to have every road mapped and building numbered last year, Bell Canada is not prepared to have the service up-and-running until the end of the year.
The newly-renamed Crossroute Forest People’s Alliance is building in strength—doubling its members from 40 to 80 since its first meeting here last Thursday.
“It’s going better than expected,” Alliance president Jeff Steinke said Monday evening.
A district couple who raise elk near Devlin aren’t worried about a disease that has forced roughly 1,500 animals to be put down in Saskatchewan since December.
“There are no threats to our elk that have been identified,” Deb Cornell said Monday in response to the recent outbreak of chronic wasting disease (CWD) out west, the equivalent of mad cow disease.
Mike Solomon had his bags packed and was ready to make the trip to Elk Island National Park in Alberta on Monday to pick up the latest herd of elk.
They’re scheduled to arrive at their new home at Cameron Lake this Friday.
The Rainy River Valley Field Naturalists Club has been accepted as a member of the Federation of Ontario Field Naturalists.
The federation held a board meeting Saturday and voted to include the local club. Its executive had been waiting for a response after submitting an application to join in December.
Stratton seniors have been members of the United Seniors Clubs of Ontario Inc. for many years. We first organized in 1971 and for many years met in homes and then in our local curling club.