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Deputy education minister visiting here

Transportation and special education funding are topics that will be brought up by both the local public and Catholic school boards here Thursday when they meet with deputy education minister Suzanne Herbert.

Both boards have been spending more than their budgets in the area of transportation for several years as the ministry has yet to revamp its funding model.

Report pinpoints education deficiency

The Paragon report, an economic development assessment of Rainy River District was presented to area municipalities last week.

The report, first revealed in the Times back on July 5, was done by Paragon Decision Resources Inc. at the request of the Rainy River Future Development Corp. to show what the district needs to improve economic development.

Farming has big impact on district economy

Jeff Gillon, Community Investment manager for the Rainy River Future Development Corp. here, believes the economic impact local farming has on Rainy River District is one very few people know much about.

“The farming industry provides income and revenue to people across the district, and is not restricted to one specific place but is actually quite widespread,” Gillon said.