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— Photo Sam Odrowski

Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command president Ronn Anderson spoke during the opening ceremonies of the Legion's 49th Provincial Biennial Convention at La Place Rendez-Vous on Saturday. He welcomed all 128 delegates as well as the guests who were in attendance.

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Jeff Gustafson and his friend Jason Johnson with a big largemouth from Lake Chickamauga earlier this week.

— Photo Jamie Mountain

Kayla Windigo of the Red Gut Babes took a great tumble as she slid safely across home plate to score a run during her squad's 20-11 loss to the Fort Frances Her-icanes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action on Monday night at VanJura. The Babes are still seeking their first win of the season heading into tonight's game.

— Photo Marc Stuempfle

Rose McKone, right, travelled over 2,300 kilometres from Penticton, B.C. to walk alongside her mother, Annette Bush, and brother, Robert Maki, during the “Walk for Alzheimer's” here Saturday. The trio shared a lot of gratitude for the support and care the family has received from the Alzheimer Society.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Aria Brady was all smiles while wearing her special “grad glasses” at the Fort Frances Nursery School's wind-up picnic at the Legion Park on Thursday. The event served as both an end-of-year celebration as well as a mini-graduation for those children who will be moving on to kindergarten at the beginning of the school year.

The forest fire hazard ranges from moderate to high throughout the Northwest Region, with some areas near Red Lake showing an extreme hazard.

No new fires were discovered yesterday.

At the time of this update, there were 12 active fires in the region: two of which were not under control, two were being held, four were under control and four were being observed.

Sioux Lookout fire #8 near Pickle Lake is now under control at 824 hectares.

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to take the time to remind members of the public about bicycle safety.

With school coming to an end and warmer weather; the streets often see more bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

It is important that all motorists be aware of the increased activity on the roadways and take steps to ensure they are operating motor vehicles taking this into consideration.