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Blowing dry

Harper Gunderson blew through a straw to quickly dry the paint on her new masterpiece at Sunny Cove Camp last Friday during one of the arts workshops at the “I Am Awesome (And I Know It)” self-esteem retreat for girls aged 11-16. The group of 65 girls each participated in a series of arts and craft workshops during the retreat that ran from Sept. 20-23.

Legion honouree

Legion Ladies' Auxiliary to Br. #29 member Grace Angus shook hands with auxiliary president Alfreda Easton as she was recognized with a pin for her 60 years of service during an Honour and Awards Ceremony held Saturday at the Legion.

Legion award

Legion Ladies' Auxiliary to Br. #29 member Mary Holland received flowers and a 50-year pin from Legion membership chair Cindy Noble at the Honours and Awards Ceremony held there Saturday.

Girls' retreat

Those attending the annual “I Am Awesome (And I Know It)” self-esteem retreat for young women got in touch with their creative sides Friday afternoon during one of the arts-based workshops where they decorated tiles. The retreat ran from Sept. 20-23 and roughly 60 girls from across Northwestern Ontario took part.

New school progress

Construction crews were seen prepping gravel, putting foundation walls in, and preparing the construction site near St. Francis School for the new consolidated JK-Grade 8 Catholic school that is slated to be built for the 2019-20 school year. A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the project on Aug. 22 and work has been conducted ever since to ready the site.

'1-Stop Registration'

Shari Bujold, left, answered questions and helped Alexis Norris sign up her daughter, Amy, for the local badminton club during the “1-Stop Registration” event put on by KidSport in the arena auditorium on Thursday evening. Parents and children had the opportunity to learn about and register for more than 20 local groups, clubs, and organizations.

Pride presentation

Local lawyer and Borderland Pride co-chair Douglas Judson gave a presentation to the Rainy River District School Board at its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday evening about the legal impacts of the province's decision to revert back to the 1998 health and sex-ed curriculum he says are contrary to sections of both the Education Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.