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French and Ojibway

Councillor’s Corner - Wednesday March 29, 2017
Well it’s all back to work, vacation is over. This past month while I was on my vacation time I made my first attempt at learning French. I have a long way to go yet but definitely have created a firm foundation to build my knowledge. It has always been a dream of mine to speak French and Ojibway but now that I am on council representing our community I think it even more imperative to learn. First, French and First Peoples make up our community and are under represented on our current council. Secondly, but no less important, French, is an official language for our country and also some of our closest neighbouring communities are majority francophone or First Nation. So now that I am back, I continue my learning here at home and hope to return to the school next year to strengthen my skills. I’m very glad to be back home. Always nice to see the smiling faces of those you care about most and of course to sleep in your own bed. Back to business on another note; we just started budget talks on Monday for this fiscal year. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit the surveys and I take all that information very serious and it guides me in the budget decisions. I would like to remind everyone that all council meetings are open and welcome the public to attend. Our regular council meeting is tonight at 6pm. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Cheryl Fort