Except for St. Francis here, schools under the Northwest Catholic District School Board saw a higher than expected enrolment to start the 2000-01 year, trustees were told at their regular monthly meeting Saturday morning.
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The Northwest Catholic District School Board overspent its school renewal budget for 1999-2000 by some $21,000 after undertaking major renovations and repairs over the summer.
After being on hold for four years, Confederation College’s practical nursing program is off the ground here again thanks to Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc.
With an enrolment of 18 students, the program now is being conducted in a lab modified by staff at La Verendrye hospital—a partnership commemorated during a special presentation there Friday morning.
Local support for cancer research was visibly strong Sunday afternoon as some 150 participants took to the streets here and raised at least $8,500 during the annual Terry Fox Run.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the total was $8,540 but organizer Joan Pearson, executive director of the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau, noted the final figure likely will be even higher.
The collection of the second instalment of taxes for the year 2000 here has been set back another month.
The latest due date for tax bills to be returned has been pushed back to Oct. 31 as the municipal computer system is adjusted to accommodate the province’s 10-5-5 cap of current market assessments.
Alex Parent knows the importance of research. That’s why he’s reading the biography, “Terry Fox—His Story.”
And come the end of the month, the 11-year-old Fort Frances resident will share what he’s learned with his grade six classmates at St. Francis School when he gives a book report on his hero.
The Muskies are getting pumped up for Homecoming 2000 this Friday against Kenora and there’s no denying it.
“We will be juiced,” enthused Mark Mercure, a defensive back on the football team and president of the student executive council. “It is just a big fun day for the football guys and the school.”
The Fort High guidance department is getting troubles sorted out as quickly as possible for the roughly 300 students who discovered they had scheduling problems when they picked up their timetables two weeks ago.
Thanks to a “Family Home Visitor” workshop, Bonnie Johnson of Seine River First Nation now has the tools she needs to help families in that community give their young children the best start in life.
And she expects her newly-honed skills to come in handy when she opens a toy lending library there at the end of the month.
In recognition of International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, we wanted to introduce you to a few typical adult literacy learners:
“Jim” is in his early 20s and never finished high school. His learning disability wasn’t identified when he was in school so he didn’t get the help he needed.