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RM Gr. 7/8s may go to FFHS

Grades 7 and 8 students from Robert Moore School could be moving into Fort Frances High School this September.

The Rainy River District School Board called a special meeting last Tuesday at the Education Centre, where it approved the initiation of an attendance zone review for Fort Frances High School's Grade 7/8 program.

Dinner draws big turnout

The annual Linda Johnston Memorial Dinner was hosted by the Red Hat Society, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts, on Feb. 16 at the Rainy River Legion.

The dinner was a great success, raising $2,386.

Just shy of 100 people attended the event, which featured a delicious roast beef dinner.

Council to hear presentations

Town council will hear presentations from the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre and NCDS at its regular meeting tonight.

Library CEO Caroline Goulding will present council with a report entitled, “The Value of Your Library—Social and Economic Return on Your Investment.”

NCDS executive director Nicke Paddock then will speak about NCDS' community involvement.

'Pride Week' plans underway

Planning for “Pride Week 2019” has begun, with the first meeting drawing a crowd of about 30 people to the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday night.

Organizers, volunteers, and allies of the LGBTQ2 community reviewed last year's festivities and Borderland Pride's finances, brainstormed ideas for new events, and discussed goals for this year's Pride Week.

Canada Post working to get delivery on track

Some local residents have seen far less frequent mail deliveries this winter—sometimes waiting more than a week to get mail—but Canada Post said it's trying to remedy the situation.

“The winter weather has been difficult on our employees. We've had days where we weren't able to deliver and . . . we've had some injuries,” Canada Post's media relations told the Times.

Warming centre opening its doors

The Fort Frances Homeless Committee has shifted gears in the recent weeks in order to ensure a warm, safe space is open overnight for the homeless population in Fort Frances.

After experiencing a number of delays, along with staffing and location approvals, the committee elected to mirror other communities' success with an overnight drop-in centre.