Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Boards used Provincial funding to hire a Mental Health Leader.
Lisa Doerksen started her job last month and says one of her jobs is to work with teachers and raise awareness of mental health issues.
Doerksen says one in five students have a mental health or emotional disorder, but only 50 percent will talk to anyone about their depression or anxiety.
The Services Board is looking at the entire operation to ensure staff and resources are being used in an efficient and effective manner.
CAO Dan McNeil outlines one area they are looking at.
McNeil says the study will also look into a call for a land ambulance base in the Vermilion Bay area.
Making Kenora Home has officially wrapped up the 2nd Annual Poverty Challenge.
It’s one of many initiatives taken to raise awareness during the Week of Action Against Poverty.
Participants from Kenora spent the last week blogging about their experiences while on social assistance.
Making Kenora Home Website
Adam Beach is visiting The White Dog First Nations today to meet with community elders, community members and students.
His visit is encouragement to the community and is focused on suicide prevention.
This weekend, Vermillion Bay is the place to be.
The community is hosting the annual Kin Carnival and one of the highlights is the 'Kids Carnival'.
Organizer Sarah Wilson says they will have lots of activities.
The Carnival is Saturday from 10 to 3 at Lillian Berg School.
As many as eight people, including incumbent Chuck McPherson, are on the ballot for chief.
Thirty-one candidates were nominated for six council positions.
Kim Carlson is the Operations Manager and says they've upgraded almost all of their schools in recent years and its paying dividends.
Carlson says they've seen significant energy savings in all their schools, including about 80 thousand a year at Beaver Brae due to recent renovations.
Grand Chief Diane Kelly says while they agree with the principals of the panel, they don't want to see a National Education Act.
She says they would prefer to see a distinct education system for Treaty Three.
Last November, Treaty Three launched a 100 million dollar lawsuit against the Federal Government for violating their treaty rights to education.