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Nicholas Donaldson

Refugee speaker

Somali refugee Yahya Samata spoke to the youths attending the Knox United Church camp at Sunny Cove last Thursday morning. Samatar, who made headlines in 2015 after swimming across the Red River to enter Canada, recounted his story to the campers, who had been learning about the refugee experience as they explored the camp theme of “You've got a friend in me.”

Local college campus to offer new co-op program this fall

For the first time this fall, the Rainy River District campus of Confederation College will be offering the new Community Integration through Co-operative Education program (CICE).

The program focuses on building academic and social skills to help students who normally would not be comfortable in an academic setting transition into either further schooling or the workplace.

Scottish flair

The Rainy Lake Highlanders Pipes and Drums based in Fort Frances provided some musical accompaniment for the “Railroad Daze” parade Saturday morning in Rainy River. The 30th-annual celebration ran Thursday through Sunday and featured activities for all ages, including a baseball tournament, kids' games at Hannam Park, a library book sale, and cardboard boat races.

Barn concert

Manitoba country duo “Keith and Renee” put on a lively show for the nearly 100 guests at Cornell Farms in Devlin for the first barn concert of the season. Pat Clysdale-Cornell said she heard the two on CBC Radio about a year ago and instantly knew she needed to get them to play in the barn.