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Girls retreat

Rya Hawrylak, Emma Howarth, Shaelynn Kino, and Erica Bowie worked on some watercolour paintings this morning during the annual “I am Awesome (And I Know it!)” girls' self-esteem retreat at Sunny Cove Camp. The girls arrived yesterday afternoon and will stay until Sunday, participating in discussions, workshops, and other confidence-building activities.

School board still pushing MTO for 'safety zone' at Crossroads

The Rainy River District School Board once again is taking steps to try and implement a “community safety zone” in front of Crossroads School along Highway 613 North.

A meeting was held at the Devlin school Monday night to hear the concerns of parents and community members, as well as gather ideas to submit to the Ministry of Transportation.

Fundraising dinner

Shirley Teeple and Melinda Romyn sat down with their meals at the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's “Country Fair Harvest Dinner” on Saturday evening at the Emo Arena. The dinner kicked off the fundraising effort in support of the planned renovation of the exhibition hall and reconstruction of the food venue buildings at the Emo fairgrounds.

Badgers do live in area: biologist

Josh Sayers, the biologist who has been studying badgers in this area since early spring, gave a preliminary report of his findings at a meeting of the Rainy River District Stewardship last Thursday evening.

During the meeting, held at the MNRF fire headquarters here, Sayers told the group it's too early to tell the status of badgers here, but he can say for sure that they are here.

Stratton parade

George Oltsher drove his 1927 Whippet (above) while the Stratton Post Office displayed a historical set-up (below) during the “Ontario 150” parade held there Saturday. Other events included a vendor-blendor, children's activities, a fastball game, and a mini tug-of-war tournament to celebrate the milestone.

Bridge work

Work continues on the bridge leading into the east end of Emo as one of a few construction projects taking place along Highway 11/71 across the district. Reduced speeds and single-lane traffic are a result of the culvert replacement being done between the Emo Inn and Cloverleaf.