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100% Report Card!

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

Safety Coalition Report Card

The Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition Community Report Card for September of 2008 is out.

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Prestigious award

Paige Desmond
Fort Frances Times
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Fort Frances Times was awarded the “Ambassador for Safety Business
Award” by Safe Communities Canada, which was established to recognize
organizations that make an exceptional contribution to improving safety
in their communities. It was presented last Thursday morning by Fort
Frances Fire Chief Gerry Armstrong and Grace Silander, with the Rainy
River Valley Safety Coalition, to Times’ co-owners Jim Cumming, Don
Cumming, and Linda Plumridge.

Seniors' expo well-attended at Emo Legion

Pam Bujold, Trudy Badiuk, Sherri Byma, Neila Booth, Becky Chabot, Robin
McCormick, and Freeda Carmody staged a skit to remind those who
attended last Wednesday’s 50+ seniors’ expo in Emo that the best way to
handle the difficulties of aging is to maintain a healthy sense of

Fort Frances Times Editorial
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Safe disposal

Duane Hicks
Fort Frances Times
Monday, September 15, 2008

Ann Hinton, operations manager of Winnipeg-based CleanHarbors
Environmental Services Inc., sorted through paint cans at the Public
Works building during the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Day on
Saturday, which saw district residents line up along Fifth Street West
to drop off everything from oil to turpentine. The town received
funding for it under the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste program.



‘Safe Community’ re-designation puts district at forefront

Alberton Reeve Mike Hammond looked on as Emo Coun. Gerd O’Sullivan
signed an agreement to officially re-designate her municipality as a
“Safe Community” last Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony at La Place
Rendez-Vous. Representatives from most of the 10 local municipalities
and nine area First Nations were on hand for the event, which was
hosted by the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition.


Area to be re-designated as a ‘Safe Community’

By Heather Latter,
Fort Frances Times
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Safety coalition wins award of excellence

At a ceremony Nov. 11 during the Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion conference, Paul Kells, president and founder of Safe Communities Canada, presented the 2007 Safe Communities Canada Award of Excellence for Community Leadership to the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition.
Accepting the award was RRVSC chair Grace Silander.

Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition name two honour roll recipients at district meeting

Honour Roll
by Marlene Deschamps
During the Rainy River District Municipal Association annual general meeting help on Saturday, January 27th at the Emo Legion, Grace Silander, Chair of the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition, presented their annual report. She and Administrative Coordinator, Hugh Dennis, were introduced by Freda Carmody, one of the directors of the Coalition. She cited the hard work the two do along with the directors who put in many hours to strengthen programs and ties with Safe Communities of Canada.

District earns perfect score as safe community

District earns perfect score as safe community
By Duane Hicks
Wednesday, October 10, 2007


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