Construction crews were seen prepping gravel, putting foundation walls in, and preparing the construction site near St. Francis School for the new consolidated JK-Grade 8 Catholic school that is slated to be built for the 2019-20 school year. A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the project on Aug. 22 and work has been conducted ever since to ready the site.
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The “Coats for Kids” campaign is returning for a fourth year here.
Its purpose is to make sure no child is without a proper jacket during the winter months.
“Our goal is to alleviate the pressure that families face during Christmas time,” said campaign volunteer Nathan Cousineau.
Our Lady of the Way School secretary Nicole Robinson, left, was presented a special gift from Fort Frances trustee Anne-Marie Fitzgerald during the Northwest Catholic District School Board's “Celebration of Excellence” held Friday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous. She received an award of excellence from the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
The Rainy River District School Board has taken a stand for diversity and inclusivity in its classrooms.
Last Tuesday, it passed a motion to write the premier and minister of education a letter in support for the recently-scrapped 2015 sexual health curriculum.
The federal and provincial governments currently are in negotiations with five district First Nations to find a resolution pertaining to their flooding and island claims on Rainy Lake.
The negotiation process started in 2009 and its goal is to conclude fair and final settlements that will bring closure to these issues while fostering reconciliation.
The Rainy River District School Board chair and one of its trustees raised concerns about the premier's so-called “snitch line” at last Tuesday night's regular monthly meeting here.
First Student, the new student transportation company here, says it has been working hard to resolve busing issues after having a hectic first day of school last Wednesday.
Many parents across the community said their child wasn't picked up, was picked up by the wrong bus, or was dropped off at the wrong school.
A Lakehead University student from Couchiching First Nation was selected by the Royal Canadian Mint to design a new silver- and gold-plated coin that is meant to honour the heroic Shawnee war leader, Tecumseh.
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Tecumseh's birth.
Lise Hansen, senior negotiator for the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, held an open house at La Place Rendez Vous last Wednesday to discuss the Rainy Lake First Nation Flooding Claims. She spoke about the Ontario government's proposal to amend the boundary of the Rainy Lake Island Conservation Reserve.
Michael Lewis, longtime trustee for Atikokan and surrounding area, accepted a farewell gift from Director of Education Heather Campbell, on behalf of the Rainy River District School Board, during its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday evening. The board was sad to see him go but happy to have been able to serve alongside him.