Onlookers watched from the Bear Pass Bridge as police were searching for the body of an unidentified male. The young man was diving with friends from the bridge on Highway #11 Sunday evening, when he entered the water and failed to re-surface. Police found the body late yesterday morning, and have since identified the deceased as 24-year-old Clayton Windigo.
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Twelve-year-old cancer survivor Madisyn DeGagne started off The Canadian Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” on Friday night by freeing a mixture of yellow and blue balloons. Beautiful weather helped the event smash last year’s total by raising over $54,000 with DeGagne being the top fundraiser at around $2,500.
Frank DeBenedet was busy frying fish at St. John’s Anglican Church fish and chips fundraiser Friday at the church. The group was raising money for the church.
Jeff Wright tried to sink a 10-foot putt on the ninth hole at the fourth-annual RBC Charity Golf Classic held at Kitchen Creek Golf and Country Club. Twenty-five teams participated with the money raised going towards refurbishing the palliative care centre at the La Verendrye General Hospital. The tourney raised about $7,000.
Laureen Peters spent her Saturday handing out chips, hot dogs and freezies to youth soccer players at the division two through five wrap-up at St. Francis Sports Fields. France took home the division four championship while green won it all at the division five level.
Jane McLeod, left, Mary Brown, and Chris Lowe spent their afternoon yesterday dishing up delicious strawberry shortcake at the annual “Strawberry Social” hosted by the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary.
When Jace Baldwin heard the news he was returning to Borderland, he wasn’t really surprised.
He had heard the rumours for more than a year that the Fort Frances Lakers were interested in trading for the International Falls product.
It became official Monday when Lakers’ GM and head coach Wayne Strachan traded for the 5’11”, 155-pound forward.
When most NHL players hit the off-season months of June through September (or April through September if you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan), they take to the golf course, maybe toss back a few beers, and reminisce about the season that was.
When Shannon Jackson’s off-season officially started yesterday, she will not be following the footsteps of NHL players.
Kids do always say the darnedest things.
When asked what his favourite part of playing Division 1 soccer was, six-year-old Darian Klem replied, “It skipped some of my time at home so I don’t have wait for my sister to get off the Wii.
“It’s boring waiting for her.”
When Jerome Tuesday passed the 10th mile of his 13.1 mile half-marathon at the Manitoba Marathon on Sunday, he realized he made a crucial error earlier on—even before the race started.
He ate an apple.