First rider

New JK student, Emalyn Trimble, participated Tuesday in the annual First Rider Program hosted by the Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium. Nearly 50 students signed up for sessions in Fort Frances, Emo and Atikokan this week. The program offers families and students an opportunity to learn and practice school bus safety rules. First time riders can experience what it’s like to ride a school bus before their first day of school. To find out more about transportation, visit or call 807-274-6664. – Submitted photo