Senior water treatment plant operator Randy White showed St. Francis students a sample of polyelectrolyte during their tour of the town's water treatment plant Thursday. He explained that the thick and sticky chemical is added to water to help remove suspended solids and make it more clear.
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Since March, the Family Drop In Centre at 272 Scott St. has provided friendship, clothing, food, and quality conversation to members of the community who may be struggling.
But the centre, which is run by volunteers, will be shut down by the end of February if it does not receive more funding from the community.
The final cattle sale of 2018, which took place Saturday at the sales barn in Stratton, brought a close to another great season.
The farmer owned and operated livestock auction saw 669 head of cattle fetch just under $650,000.
The five sales of 2018 generated close to $7 million from the 6,273 animals that went through the ring.
Close to 30 people marched through town carrying signs for Weechi-it-te-win's “Domestic Violence Awareness Walk" held Thursday morning. Some of the signs read "Love Shouldn't Hurt," "The Silence Surrounding Abuse Must Be Broken," and "Choose To Be Kind.”
New local ownership, new opportunities, and new options for customers recently has come to Causeway Insurance here.
New owner/operator of the insurance brokerage, John Homer, who purchased it on Nov. 2 from Mario Galluzzo, recently teamed up with another independent broker, StoneRidge Insurance, located in southern Ontario.
Most residents of the district know they are under Treaty #3 but not everyone knows what that means.
Schools across the district tried to change this by getting students more educated on the topic through hosting presentations about the history and importance of “Treaty #3 for "Treaty Recognition Week” (Nov. 5-9).
John and Cindy Homer cut into the celebration cake during the official launch party that was held Nov. 3 at Flint House to celebrate his new ownership of Causeway Insurance. About 75 people came out to join in the festivities.
Local lawyer Clint Calder visited St. Francis School on Thursday for “Treaty Recognition Week,” in which he spoke to students about the history of Treaty #3, why it's important, and how indigenous people have been affected. Other schools in the district heard similar presentations.
Fort High students Maya Davis, Erica Lemelin, and Mira Donaldson provided some reggae energy to the “Shade of Yellow and Sunshine"-themed fall musical revue that ran from Nov. 8-10 when they sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. The three performances provided attendees with a two-hour break from the cold as the students performed warm and happy summertime tunes.
The 1st Fort Frances Sparks and Brownies (above) laid a wreath at the local cenotaph during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday to pay their respects to Canada's fallen. Fort High student Katelyn Bruyere (top right) recited “In Flanders Fields," the famous poem written by Lt.-Col.