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Locals fare well at Northwestern Open badminton tourney

Local badminton players Chelsea Carlson, Tim Desjardins, Rory Bagacki, Kimika Alexander, and Anika Alexander, along with their coach, Lawrence Alexander, travelled to Thunder Bay on Saturday for the Northwestern Open badminton tournament at Lakehead University.

The team was joined by Kristin Moen of Morson (formerly of Rainy River High School) and former Muskie Natalie Desjardins.

Health unit discontinues hearing aid dispensing

The Northwestern Health Unit’s board of health passed a resolution on Friday (Feb. 20) to divest the hearing aid dispensing services of the audiology program in the Kenora, Dryden, and Fort Frances area, effective immediately.

“It is with regret that we are unable to continue to provide this service to our clients,” noted Donna Cutler, director of health promotion.

Pyzer inducted into Hall

Gord Pyzer was inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame on Feb. 12 at a special inaugural ceremony held at the Spring Fishing and Boat Show in Toronto.

Pyzer, who has fished the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship and has been a strong supporter of the annual derby, was honoured for a lifetime of angling achievements.

Riverside to conduct survey

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will be conducting on-site surveys at each of its facilities during the week of Feb. 23 through March 1.

The goal of the survey is to determine the level of satisfaction with regard to Riverside’s services and facilities.

“We want to know if we are meeting the needs of our consumers,” said Riverside president and CEO Wayne Woods.

Figure skaters shine at meet

Members of the Border Skating Club shone at the Skate Canada Northern Ontario STARskate championships in Sault Ste. Marie on Feb. 13-15.

Their results from the “Festival of Stars” competition were as follows:

•Jenna Wilson—2nd, Junior Bronze Women’s Freeskate (flight 4) and 7th, Junior Bronze Women’s Freeskate final;

Fradulent residency claims cost hunters

Two Winnipeg residents have been convicted of offences related to the illegal possession of a resident hunting licence.

Richard Brannan, 39, and Leonard Hoey, 38, each were convicted of two offences related to deer hunting in Ontario under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Brannan was fined $2,250 and Hoey $1,250. Both men also received a one-year hunting suspension.

OPP recruiting seminar set

With current tough economic times, many people are disheartened to hear the news of job loss and unemployment levels rising.

The OPP is please to report it is hiring and recruiting new members.

The local detachment is hosting a constable/cadet recruitment information session this Wednesday (Feb. 18) at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.