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— Photo Heather Latter

A large crowd was on hand at the community barbecue for Thomas Chapais on Saturday evening at the Couchiching multi-use building. The meal consisted of bannock burgers, hotdogs, salads, chips, and a beverage, with a penny table and other prizes up for grabs. Funds raised will go to help with the youngster’s “Make A Wish” campaign to travel to Toronto to see the Blue Jays play.

— Photo Joey Payeur

What appeared to be a touching scene really was a self-defence reaction from Fort Frances Her-icanes’ Andrea Sweigard at second base as she tried to avoid an all-out collision with Kayla Windigo on a steal attempt during first-inning action yesterday at VanJura. The ’Canes defeated a combined squad of players from the Couchiching Lady Raiders and Red Gut Babes 13-4 in the opening exhibition game of the Rainy River Women’s District Fastball League, which starts its regular season May 9.

— Photo Heather Latter

Evan Caul, left, Jillian Armstrong, and Maria Gilbert were among the cast members of Fort High’s production of “Ghost” busy rehearsing at the Townshend Theatre yesterday afternoon. The musical, based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, will take to the stage this Wednesday through Saturday (May 4-7) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door.

— Photo Cameron Penney

Mathew Nowak, left, explained to Jarrod Ball the proper way to perform a knee surgery during “Co-op Display Day” for Semester II yesterday morning at Fort High. To help explain the process, Nowak wore the same outfit a surgeon would while performing the surgery.

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Métis Nation of Ontario presidential candidate Margaret Froh and MNO citizen Kevin Marusyk discussed Métis harvesting rights among other issues at a meet-and-greet yesterday morning at La Place Rendez-Vous. Secretary-treasurer candidate Tim Pile also joined Froh on a tour of Region 1—with additional stops in Atikokan, Dryden, and Kenora. Election day is Monday (May 2), with voting taking place from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Sunset Country Métis office here (426 Victoria Ave.)

Seniors are at risk for mental illness and addictions.

Some seniors already have a mental health issue from earlier in life. Others have a mental health problem, such as depression, that developed later in life.

Perhaps they have lost a loved one or suffered a stroke.

Seniors often are undertreated for mental health problems.

Reasons may include:

Due to the strike actions of high school teachers, all Rainy River District School Board high schools will be closed to students tomorrow (May 3), with the exception of Grades 7 and 8 students at Atikokan High School.

Elementary school classes and programming will continue as normal.

Additional impacts of the one-day strikes include: