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Whitefish Valley Public School closes early

Rising waters in the Whitefish River cited for early dismissal on Thursday.
Whitefish Valley Public School
Whitefish Valley Public School in April 2021. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY -- A flood warning and rising waters on the Whitefish River have led Lakehead Public Schools to send students home early from a rural-area school. 

Students at Whitefish Valley Public Schools were dismissed early on Thursday and parents and guardians were to be contacted by a school administrator to arrange for safe busing home or pick-up at the school. 

School board officials said the rising waters, combined with the risk of road washouts, were the reasons for the decision. 


Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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