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There is some interest in Atikokan to have before and after-school programs at St. Patrick's School. The Northwest Catholic District School Board says at least 17 families have indicated an interest. Superintendent of Education Kim Anderson says no registration is taking place yet. The board is still working through wh...
Randy Thoms Apr 19, 2024
The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board has a new Canadian co-chair. Jennifer Vincent takes over from Mike Goffin, who held the position for over a decade. Vincent is the Executive Director of Ontario for the Freshwater Management Directorate of the Canada Water Agency (CWA), a branch of Environment a...
Randy Thoms Apr 19, 2024
The city of International Falls is still awaiting word from its insurance adjustor regarding the band shell. The over 80-year-old facility was destroyed by fire last week. City Administrator Betty Bergstrom says the facility is well-covered "As soon as he speaks with his higher-ups and determines what we can do mo...
Randy Thoms Apr 18, 2024 1 views
Staff with Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre in Fort Frances are becoming members of the Ontario Nurses Association. The ONA says the 40 employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining the union representing more than 68,000 registered nurses and health care professionals across the province. "I am so happy...
Randy Thoms Apr 17, 2024
Open burning, including campfires, is not recommended in Koochiching County. Red Flag Warnings are being issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in five northeastern Minnesota counties, including Koochiching. A Red Flag Warning means fires can spread quickly and easily progress out of control under weat...
Randy Thoms Apr 16, 2024 1 views
Ontario Provincial Police continue to seek out new recruits. An information session will take place tonight at the detachment in Fort Frances. Piper Cross, a cadet with the OPP, says it is an opportunity to speak to officers and learn what it takes to be in policing. "The OPP is a very diverse group of people, and...
Randy Thoms Apr 15, 2024
The Fort Frances Museum is beginning work on a new strategic plan. Its last plan expired in 2020. Curator Danielle Marshall says the new plan will outline key objectives and goals for the next five years. "This plan is a way to interact and engage with the community, to see what they want from us as a museum and t...
Randy Thoms Apr 12, 2024
The second week of the Rainy River Festival of the Performing Arts opened on Wednesday with the first day of piano competitions. Julia Dykstra was one of the top performers, earning Honors four classes and First Class Honours in another, scoring 90 and above. Jennifer Fuhrer earned Honours in four categories. Here are ...
Randy Thoms Apr 12, 2024
There are efforts in Fort Frances to establish a coalition to tackle the issue of human trafficking. Representatives from several agencies gathered to discuss its purpose this week. Some participation also came from International Falls. Brandis Oliver, a case manager Giishkaandago'Ikwe Health Services, sees it helping ...
Randy Thoms Apr 11, 2024
Koochiching County says it is still trying to do whatever it can to reopen the River Golf Course. The privately owned course closed last year. There were local efforts to purchase the facility, but they ended without a deal being reached. County Board chair Jason Sjoblom says they did talk with the owner and a potentia...
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