There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association’s weekly cash calendar draw.
Winning $100 for Feb. 28 and March 1 were Richard Ladouceur (Timmins) and Doug Belanger (Thunder Bay).
Ontario is creating 46 new jobs while improving infrastructure on Highway 11 east of Fort Frances.
The Seven-Mile Bridge is being replaced to improve travel and safety for families and businesses while strengthening tourism and the economy in the north.
The Sharp Group has been awarded the $4.6-million contract.
Work will begin this spring, with completion scheduled for the fall.
Rianna Roach and Mikaelah Yerxa are becoming leaders within their school community after having attended an indigenous youth leadership gathering last month.
“I really felt empowered,” said Roach, noting the pair took part in a variety of cultural presentations and workshops at the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Student Winter and Leadership Program in Parry Sound, Ont.
The four local First Nations which are plaintiffs in the “two-chain” case are disappointed with the decision announced Feb. 19 and will be appealing the ruling by Justice J.S. Fregeau.
The local Salvation Army will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next month and they are inviting the community to join in the festivities.
“The Salvation Army started in Fort Frances 100 years ago and in recognition of 100 years of services here, we are having a concert and worship service to commemorate that milestone,” noted Lt. Dennis Maybury.
It might have felt like minus-40 C outside but that didn’t stop people from enjoying fun-filled activities and entertainment during the 32nd-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival over the weekend.
“I think it went very well,” enthused Howard Dodd, a member of the Nestor Falls recreation committee which stages the annual event.
“The dance has a really good crowd,” he noted.
Donald Young School will receive the Rainy River District School Board’s “Recognition of Excellence” for its strength-based approach at the board’s regular meeting there tonight.
“A strength-based approach is a unique perspective for working with people to build resiliency,” noted a report to the board.
“In education, it is about seeing students as possibilities, not problems.
On Thursday around 6:30 p.m., the Ear Falls OPP was notified of a collision involving a motorized snowmachine about three km north of Ear Falls on the hydro line trail.
An investigation determined a group of three snowmobilers was travelling south on the hydro line trail when one of the operators came into contact with a hydro line guide wire.
On Feb. 11, Rainy River District OPP officers investigated a “Neknomination” video being posted to a social networking site involving youth.
The activities recorded in the video involved several youth participating in dangerous activities and contravening numerous provincial offences, including the Liquor Licence Act and Motorized Snow Vehicles Act.
By Robin McCormick
Crossroads School in Devlin is changing the time of its Spend Time Together and Read (STTAR) program.
The new time will be every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. You are welcome to come out and read, use the computers, or borrow books.
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