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Elisabeth Heslop

Ready for use

Gleaming wood, pristine green grass, and a deep blue sky marked the second-last day of construction on the Rainy River First Nations’ new pow-wow grounds on Friday. Located just north of the junction of Highway 11 and 71, the eight-month project soon will be put to good use for the annual pow-wow, which is scheduled to take place on the weekend of June 19.

Haircut for a cause

Jesse Carmody grinned ruefully as he stared at his ponytail—no longer attached to his head—before the rest of his long locks were shaved off here last Wednesday afternoon. The head shave, which raised more than $800, was part of the fundraising drive of the local Tim Hortons Camp Day.

Hauling away

Heavy machinery worked on clearing out the future site of the new Robert Moore School here yesterday afternoon. The giant mound of sand and gravel had been put in place there earlier this year to compact the underlying soil in preparation for construction.

Welcoming tourists

Joanna Oberg and her nine-year-old Alaskan husky, “Tulsa,” were at the local Travel Information Centre’s open house this morning as part of Tourism Week. Oberg and her family own Agimac River Outfitters, on Indian Lake, and Run Silent Dog Sled Trips, both near Ignace.

Locks for camp

Jesse Carmody, 15, grimaced, then gave a shaky smile, as Samantha McQuarrie carefully shaved off his long locks of hair in front of Tim Hortons here yesterday afternoon. The head shave was part of the local Tim Hortons Camp Day fundraiser and garnered more than $800. That money, plus the proceeds from every coffee sale between 5:30 a.m. yesterday and 5:30 a.m.

All decked out

Taylor Meyers and Justin Bujold paused before family and friends during the Grand March portion of Fort High’s annual prom Saturday at the Townshend Theatre. This year’s theme was “A Night Among the Stars,” with 184 students participating in the Grand March. The dinner and dance followed at La Place Rendez-Vous.