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Peacock float

Kreger Sales & Service family members, friends, and employees threw candy from a large inflatable peacock to the crowd that turned out for the annual “Railroad Daze" parade in Rainy River on Saturday afternoon. It wound up winning the "Best Float” award. Well over 100 people watched a flurry of floats travel from Heritage Square to Hannam Park.

Launching catapult

Children had a blast launching water balloons at one another in Hannam Park in Rainy River on Saturday as part of the “Railroad Daze” fun. An array of activities took place in the park, such as inflatables, train rides, and water sports.

Dancing beaver

“Millie the Beaver" was busting out the moves at Hannam Park following the annual "Railroad Daze” parade in Rainy River on Saturday. The mascot entertained children while providing a sense of entertainment to all the attendees.

Pride queens

Prairie Sky, left, Vida Lamour Decosmo, Jack Doff, Lady Quinnzarr, and Pharaoh Moans struck a pose in front of the “Welcome to Fort Frances" sign in the east end prior to giving their energetic performances to a packed house at the "Fort Fabulous Friday” Pride Week event held at From the Grind Up last Friday evening.

Open house slated at ag research station

The Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) is holding an open house next Wednesday (July 25) where people can learn about the agricultural projects and research being conducted there.

The open house starts at 7 p.m.. It will be preceded by a “Soil and Crop Tour” starting at 9:30 a.m. where people will have the chance to view various farms throughout the district.

OPP officer continuing to promote water safety

OPP officer Marty Singleton has been working hard to get life jackets to communities in need since the tragic passing of his dear friend and fellow officer, Bob Mainville.

In the summer of 2010 Mainville drown and since his passing, Singleton has been promoting water safety and campaigning to get as many life jackets to First Nations communities as possible.

'Project Sunset' builds skills through canoeing

Close to 20 participants of the OPP led youth engagement program, “Project Sunset,” at Crossroads School ventured out to Labelle's Birch Point in Naicatchewenin last Thursday for week two of a five week, summer-long canoeing program.

“The reason we wanted to focus on canoeing is we live in canoe country,” enthused Project Sunset senior youth engagement coordinator, Lincoln Dunn.

Canoeing safety

OPP Community Safety Officer, Yenta Davidson, rear, and volunteer, Sheri De Gagne, middle, took Crossroads School children from the OPP led youth empowerment program, Project Sunset, for a paddle around Labelle's Birch Point last Thursday. Project Sunset participants built their canoeing and camping skills while practicing water safety and drowning prevention.