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NHU picnic

Six-year-old Taryn Oster and her brother, Kade, nine, enjoyed a healthy snack at the Lions Park here Tuesday morning. The complimentary picnic was put on by the Northwestern Health Unit as part of its “Do One Thing” campaign, which promotes taking small steps to lead a healthier, more active life.

Straight shooter

Harper Woolsey, four, peddled through pylons to practise riding her bicycle in a straight line at the OPP bike rodeo held this morning at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre parking lot. More than 20 youngsters took part in a variety of different road tests and also learned about bike safety.

Building lanterns

Lori Germain Crowe, left, Meagen Berry, and Celia Berry kept busy building a bamboo foundation for their “withy” lanterns during a workshop led by Lindsay Hamilton last night at the Fort Frances Museum. Due to the overwhelming response, a second workshop is scheduled for next Wednesday (Aug. 20). For more information, call the museum at 274-7891.

Board defends lake levels

FORT FRANCES—The annual joint public meeting on the regulation of Rainy and Namakan lakes was held last night at Rainy River Community College in International Falls—and the International Rainy Lake Board of Control was flooded with questions and comments from the more than 70 people on hand.

Paddling hard

The “Pharmasave Dawgs” paddled in sync to pull ahead of the “Cancer Survivors Pink Dragons” for a fifth-place finish at the third-annual Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival, which took place Saturday on the upper Rainy River.

Folk fun

John Wort Hannam, a folk singer from southern Alberta, played a variety of tunes last Wednesday night at Cornell Farms in La Vallee. The charismatic singer had those on hand roaring with laughter and breaking into chorus throughout the two-hour show, which included an opening act by local talent Brittany Hayes.

‘Royal’ runway

Emo Fair queen contestants Elizabeth Allan, left, Brooke VanDrunen, Avery Wilson-Hands, Alyssa Chiasson, Kassidy LeDrew, and Joleigh Hayes posed together after the pageant’s annual fashion show yesterday. The event, which took place at the Emo Legion, had each of the hopefuls model three outfits for the judges—one career-based, one casual, and one formal.

Ready to race

Gillons’ Northerners pushed away from the dock before making their way to the starting line for a race Saturday during the third-annual Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival. The team defeated the “Cancer Survivors Pink Dragons” en route to a fourth-place finish overall.