With the hugely successful “Care Close to Home” fundraising campaign set to wrap up next month, the Riverside Foundation for Health Care is determined to keep the momentum going in 2001.
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With its members here working without a contract since September, the local Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and Rainy River District School Board will begin negotiations early next month.
Local ETFO president Gary Gamsby said last week a proposal has been prepared but noted it won’t be submitted to the board until negotiations begin.
The Township of Morley’s struggle to fill the last two seats on council may be over by the end of this week.
The council’s current quorum of Reeve Gary Gamsby and Couns. Bill Romyn and George Heyens have been working to put together a full complement since their inaugural meeting during the first week of December.
The National Cattle ID program started Jan. 1 to help further secure Canadian export markets both in finished beef and breeding stock.
A national program will allow the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to trace back reportable diseases if any show up in our livestock. This is a must to keep Canadian cattle maintaining their great reputation for high health.
More than about new beginnings, 2001 will be a year when district residents see several health care-related endeavours come to fruition, the CEO of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. said Tuesday.
“It’s been a successful year overall. We got underway on the Emo hospital, and with the dialysis unit,” Wayne Woods noted.
This past white Christmas was particularly special for 16-year-old Thalita Ribeiro.
Back home in Brazil, Ribeiro saw snow every Christmas—but only on cards and decorated paper.
“It really snowed on Christmas day. I felt like I was on a Christmas card,” she said after spending her first Christmas in Canada. “The weather, I love it.”
While it was not a cure-all for the problems high school teachers have been facing here since September, the president of Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation 5B said the two-year contract ratified last week reaffirmed the positive relationship between the OSSTF and public school board.
Embarking on a year-long trip to a foreign country is a daunting task for anyone. But for 17-year-old Kathrin Gorissen, so far her stay in Rainy River District has been a valuable success story.
“It’s just a great experience to just leave home and to start another life,” said Gorissen. “I think if I can survive this, I can do anything.”
While public consultations won’t start until early next year, Alberton Reeve John Milling said the possibility of Alberton School closing is an issue he’ll be keeping a close eye on.
Have you ever been to Santa’s Village at the North Pole?
Well, in case you don’t have enough Air Miles saved up to get there, Ben and Millie Lindal are the caretakers of the next best thing in Arbor Vitae.