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Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition is one of eighteen Canadian Safe Communities to report a perfect 20/20 Attribute Score.

Skilled driver

—Duane Hicks photo, Fort Frances Times Ltd.

Dryden OPP Cst. Erin Huckell took a spin—in reverse—around the small gym at Fort High this morning while behind the wheel of SIDNE (Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience). FFHS First Responders helped run the time trials. OPP and Treaty #3 Community Services Officers (CSOs) from around the region are in town for a conference.

Firearm safety starts at home

From the Canada
Safety Council

Funds sought for high-tech mannequin

By Heather Latter, Staff writer
Fort Frances Times Ltd.

OPP Northwest region hosts youth summer camp

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region will be hosting the 6th Annual OPP North West Region Youth Summer Camp from August 19 – 24, 2012 at Sunny Cove Camp in the Rainy River District.

Chain of kindness

Students at Robert Moore School in Fort Frances paraded a lengthy
paper chain around the school. Each link in the chain represented an act
of kindness performed by a student over the course of the school year
since last fall when it was presented the program "Rachel's Challenge"
last fall. It's one of several schools in the Rainy River district to
start Friends of Rachel clubs.



School asks for signage changes

By Duane Hicks, Staff writer
Fort Frances Times Ltd.

Town council will receive a request tonight from Robert Moore School to make certain changes to traffic signage during the school year.
The school is asking that signage on the 700 bock of Crowe Avenue, as well as at the intersection of the 200 block of Fourth Street East and Armit Avenue, be changed “to assist in developing a safer environment for student arrival and dismissal during the school year.”
The signage requests include:
•having “No Stopping” signs on the east side of the 700 block of Crowe Avenue between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday;

Town ranks high for life-saving programs

By Duane Hicks, Staff writer
Fort Frances Times Ltd.

District perfect again on safety report card

“Safe community” continues to be apt moniker for the district
after the Safe Communities Rainy River District (SCRRD) scored a perfect
20 out of 20 for the fifth-straight time on the National Report Card
from Safe Communities Canada.
“It truly speaks for the hard work and dedication of the group,” said
SCRRD administrative co-ordinator Grace Silander, who currently is

In recognition


Peggy Loyie, chair of Safe Communities Rainy River District, presented Trudy McCormic with a certificate during the Rainy River Municipal Association's 21st-annual general meeting Saturday at the Devlin Hall in recognition for her significant contribution and commitment to safety. --Heather Latter photo

Stay off of the river ice: OPP

Staff, Fort Frances Times Ltd.

Vigilance is being urged as ice begins to form on the Rainy River.
“Parents should remind their children to stay off the ice at this time of the year,” stressed local OPP Cst. Anne McCoy.


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