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Grace Silander of the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition (third from left) presented Alberton Reeve Michael Hammond and Couns. Barb Cournoyer, Doug Mitchell, Mike Ford, and Peter Spuzak with the Award of Excellence during council's regular meeting last Wednesday.The award is the national award for Safe Communities Canada, and was awarded to the safety coalition in 2007. Since the coalition represents the entire district, adraw was held to see which municipality would get the plaque and the money for a "safety tree." Alberton won the draw and planted a flowering crab outside the township office. The coalition also won the national award last year, but has not decided which communitywill get the plaque and tree.

Kids'-eye view of pedestrain safety underway

By Peggy Revell, Staff writer

Talking Safety

Facilitator Jim Cumming, centre, briefed table leaders Elaine Fischer, clockwise right, Becky Holden, Hugh Dennis, Freeda Carmody, John Beaton, and Bob Swing prior to the start of the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition's strategic planning session this morning at La Place Rendez-Vous. Organizers were expecting about 40 district representatives to discuss priorities for the coalition during the day-long event. -Duane Hicks photo

Strategic Planning Rev M31 (PDF)

District school buses to be fitted with strobe lights

By Peggy Revell
Fort Frances Times

Defibrillators being installed across district

By Peggy Revell
Fort Frances Times

Walker students raising money for film festival

Peggy Revell
Fort Frances Times LTD
Wednesday, February 11,  2009 

CN pushes safe snowmobiling message

FORT FRANCES—With a bounty of snow in Borderland this winter, more and more snowmobilers have got their sleds out in recent months.
And CN once again is sending out the message, “Don’t put your life on our line,” to remind the public that not only is riding a snowmobile on a railroad’s right-of-way illegal, it’s dangerous.

Safety coalition seeks partners for it's reusable bags

Peggy Ravell
Fort Frances Times LTD
Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Safety coalition earns second national award

Duane Hicks
Fort Frances Times LTD
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Safety Award Given to "Project Safe Hallowe'en"

Duane Hicks
Fort Frances Times LTD
Thursday November 13th

Kristie Steele, second from the left, of AbitibiBowater, presented Betty-Anne MacKintosh, manager of community services and quality assurance for Family & Children’s Services, FACS board member Meghan Haehn, OPP Cst. Anne McCoy, and Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition administrative co-ordinator Grace Silander (far left) with the Safety Award (Business or Individual) in recognition of “Project
Safe Hallowe’en” at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s business awards Saturday at La Place Rendez-Vous.

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