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Nicholas Donaldson

Grand opening

Representatives from the numerous organizations involved gathered outside the Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre during its grand-opening Friday. Following a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, attendees were able to tour the new residential treatment and detox centre located on Mishkiki Miikan Road about 10 minutes east of Fort Frances.

Bachelor party

The Back Alley Bar at the Emo Inn was packed last Wednesday night as fans joined former Emo resident Jessie Baker to watch her final episode on “The Bachelor Canada.” Baker, one of 20 women vying for the heart of former Major League Baseball player Chris Leroux, was eliminated in a choice that determined this season's final three contestants.

Playground leaders

The newest group of PALs (playground activity leaders) posed for a photo after making a short presentation about what they do during last Thursday's “Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week" assembly at Robert Moore School. Members of the group volunteer to run games and activities for younger students at recess, with the motto being "there is always room for one more.”

Local Catholic board outlines technology impact in new video

A new video has been released highlighting the impact of technology in the classrooms of the Northwest Catholic District School Board.

The video, entitled “The Impact of Learning Technologies,” was a collaboration with the Kenora Catholic District School Board and is the culmination of an eight-month study on student learning.

Bullying awareness

Robert Moore students showed off their special socks for “Odd Sock Day” yesterday, which also coincided with the school's Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week assembly. During the assembly, students listened to a poem, watched a video, joined a dance led by the school's dance club, and recognized a few students for their acts of kindness.

Big pile

Pre-loading has begun at the future site of the consolidated St. Francis and St. Michael's Schools as an excavator from George Armstrong Co. Ltd. worked atop the massive pile of material there Tuesday. The site, located just north of the current St. Francis School, has undergone clearing, grubbing, and the removal of a storm drain, with construction expected to begin in June.