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French Immersion students set to stage their own play

A troupe of eight French Immersion drama students at Fort Frances High School will debut their play tomorrow (June 8) at the Townshend Theatre, with free performances set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“La bataille qui est l'école secondaire," or "The struggle that is high school,” outlines a typical day for a student at Fort High.

Couchiching moving forward on drug-testing policy for staff

The Couchiching band office has decided to move forward with implementing a drug-testing policy for its staff, including the chief and council—an idea it has tossed around for the last few months.

Chief Brian Perrault and four councillors were tested first earlier this month, followed by the other two councillors 10 days later.

All the tests came back negative.

No 'bones' about it

As a boy growing up on Rainy Lake, Chris Stinson always had been fascinated by the water and what lay beneath it.

He was an avid outdoor adventurer and animal-lover, and enjoyed catching small frogs and bird-watching.

At that age, he never would have guessed he'd become best friends with an 85-foot-long, 80,000-kg beast.

Hiring fair deemed a success

The “Spring into your career” hiring fair, held last Tuesday at the Copper River Inn here, is being deemed a success.

“Overall, I was happy with how everything turned out,” said Sarah Marusyk, marketing co-ordinator at NCDS, which hosted the 3-7 p.m. event in partnership with the Rainy River Future Development Corp. (RRFDC) and the Northwest Training and Adjustment Board.