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— Photo Duane Hicks

Master grower Brad Olson, along with wife and business partner, Angela, have opened Rainy River Cannabis Collective at 520 Scott St., where they are ready to help patients find cannabis treatments for pain-free living, as well as provide hydroponic growing kits and quality lifestyle and medicine enjoyment gear.

— Photo Nicholas Donaldson

Various Confederation College memorabilia was on display during the launch event for the college’s 50th-anniversary celebrations held last Wednesday at the local campus here. Other items open to guests were the sign-in book and a timeline of the college’s history.

— Photo Nicholas Donaldson

This is the finishing room inside the abattoir facility, which is where the carcasses are gutted and cleaned before being sent away to a butcher shop to be processed.

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Jaida Norris surpassed any expectations that her rookie debut race might have had attached—skiing to fourth place in the Grade 7-8 girls’ division for the Muskie Nordic skiing team, which hosted its first-ever home meet at the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club trails on Rocky Inlet last Wednesday.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Junior Muskie Mackenzie Carlson showed focus in preparing to serve during Fort High’s 3-2 win over the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA play here yesterday.

A medical marijuana wellness clinic—focusing on pain management and cannabis therapies—is now open for business in Fort Frances.

Rainy River Cannabis Collective (RRCC), a licensed and insured “joint” venture of husband-and-wife Angela and Brad Olson, opened its doors at 520 Scott St. earlier this week.

“We can help you no matter where you are in your personal health journey,” said Angela Olson, who moved to Rainy River District from B.C. with her husband in 2013.

Local food is becoming more and more important for people who care about what they eat and where their food comes from.

Despite this growing trend, however, one cornerstone of the local food market—the Rainy River District Regional Abattoir in Emo—finds itself continuing to struggle financially.

“Truthfully, it’s not doing that great,” said local farmer, producer, and abattoir board member Kim-Jo Bliss.

“We’re getting by, that’s it,” she stressed.