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District earns perfect safety scores again

By Duane Hicks, Staff writer
Fort Frances Times Ltd.

There’s still no doubt the district deserves the title of a
“safe community” after the Safe Communities Rainy River District (SCRRD)
scored a perfect 20 out of 20 for the fourth-straight time on the
National Report Card from Safe Communities Canada.
Rainy River District scored a five out of five in all four categories on the report card.

Fire safety

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Fire safety

In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 3-9), local fire safety specialist Wayne Riches stopped by St. Michael’s School on Tuesday to talk to students. This year’s theme is “Smoke Alarms—A Sound You Can Live With!” and Riches asked the children to get their parents to make sure their home has working smoke alarms.

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Seniors’ program gaining interest

A new program called Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT)
is off and running in Rainy River District, with a growing membership
and a starting focus.
Becky Holden, a health educator with the Northwestern Health Unit
office here and chair of the local seniors’ coalition, said that as of

Riverside saluted as safety ‘ambassador’

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. has been recognized for
its longstanding support towards improving community safety with an
“Ambassador for Safety” award from Safe Communities Canada.
Presenting the award to Riverside at a board meeting last Thursday

Students learn about safety at rail crossings

By Heather Latter, Staff writer
Fort Frances Times Ltd.

District earns perfect scores for safety

By Duane Hicks, Staff writer
Fort Frances Times Ltd.

Fire safety blitz slated

By Duane Hicks, Staff writer
Fort Frances Times Ltd.

While encouraging fire safety is always part of their mandate, the Fort Frances Fire/Rescue Service will be doing a little more to get its message out to local residents during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10).
Fort Frances Fire Chief Gerry Armstrong will make a presentation to town council regarding Fire Prevention Week at its regular meeting tonight.

Active transportation

By Duane Hicks, Staff writer
Fort Frances Times Ltd.

Fort Frances council has been asked to make traffic safety and active transportation, including the hiring a crossing guard for the intersection of Keating Avenue and King’s Highway, a high priority in its 2010 budget.
Both Elaine Fischer of the Active Transportation Committee (ATC) and Fort Frances OPP Cst. Anne McCoy, representing Safe Communities Rainy River District, delivered the message during the public budget meeting portion of Monday night’s council meeting.


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