School board report: nominations open for board

The call is out for anyone interested in serving on the Flin Flon School Board.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual must be a Canadian citizen age 18 or older at the date of the election. They must be a resident in the school division for a period of at least six months at the date of the election, and must not be by law prohibited from being a trustee or from voting at elections in the school division or district.

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Voting for board members will take place on Oct. 24. Anyone interested in running for a seat on the board can pick up information at Flin Flon City Hall. Nomination papers will be available for pick up on Sept. 12, and must be dropped off by Sept. 18.

School zones

School zone speed limits are now in effect.

Trustee Murray Skeavington made a note during the school board’s first meeting of the year on Aug. 28 that beginning on Saturday, Sept. 1, all school zone speed limits are posted at 30 kilometres per hour.

“You will be getting tickets if you get caught [speeding],” said Skeavington.

Hockey academy

The Rotary Club of Flin Flon donated seven sets of hockey equipment for Flin Flon’s Hockey Academy.

“Many of the kids in the hockey academy are there because they don’t play hockey and don’t necessarily have the resources to buy hockey equipment,” said Constance McLeese, superintendent of the Flin Flon School Division.

“The equipment generally stays with the academy, but while you’re playing hockey with us, you get hockey equipment.”

Partial replacement

By-law No.8-2018, issued for the purpose of requesting funding for the partial roof replacement at Ruth Betts, École McIsaac and Hapnot Collegiate valued at $1,223,100 was given second and third reading and carried during the board’s Aug. 28 meeting. The bylaw was given first reading at a special board meeting held on Aug. 14.

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