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COVID-19 business reopening list

With restrictions easing by the Ontario Government, numerous businesses are now reopening with social distancing measures in place. We have complied a list of businesses that are currently starting to open to the public, and will continue to update this list in the days to come as more information is provided to us.

Lakers and United Native Friendship Centre to host annual Christmas toy drive

 

Whether it's the new Lego set or the latest Spiderman action figure, toys top most children’s Christmas list. But not all are so fortunate to receive them.

On Friday Dec. 4, the Fort Frances Lakers and the United Native Friendship Centre (UNFC) hope to rectify that, with their annual toy drive for the Adopt-a-Family program.

Low cost housing planned for school

 

A dramatic transformation is planned for St Michael's School, which could fulfill the town's need for lower cost and senior housing.

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) has purchased St. Michael's school located at 820 Fifth St. East, with an additional offer to purchase the playground. RRDSSAB will have access to the school in April 2021.

Education has key role on the road to reconciliation - Sen. Sinclair

 

In order for Canada to continue moving forward in reconciliation, the public education system must teach the true history of Indigenous people, according to Sen. Murray Sinclair.

Sinclair served as the chairman of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 2009 to 2015.