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Sam Odrowski

Hospital workers unite!

La Verendrye hospital workers Sheila Dokuchie, left, Samantha Jewett, middle, and Renae Seheirer were among those who rallied for employers to bargain fairly late Wednesday morning. Hospital workers across Ontario held rallies to pressure employers into negotiating contracts with modest wage increases, stronger workplace violence protections, and no concessions.

Hair donation

Emma Rae Pattison took a peek Saturday afternoon as Stacy Kreger of the Hair and Body Care Shoppe in Emo snipped off her locks of hair that will be donated to support someone on their cancer journey. The hair-cutting was part of the salon's annual “Cuts for Cancer” fundraiser that donates proceeds made from hair cuts to the Tamarack House in Thunder Bay.

Save the bees

A group of local children held a “Save the Bees" fundraiser Saturday by selling iced tea to raise money for the purchasing and planting of "bee-friendly” plants such as wild flowers, daisies, and sunflowers. The stand was set up outside the Fort Frances Curling Club, where the Mother's Day Market was being held, to stir up some business.

Dramatic performance

Grade 6-8 students at the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program (S.C.A.P.) put on a silhouette performance inside the Townshend Theatre earlier this month during the Drama portion of the annual Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts. Biblical stories, such as the birth of Jesus (above) and “The Women at the Well" (below), were acted out to "Broken Things” by Matthew West.

Boat raffle

Members of the Rainy River Walleye Tournament committee and Border Lions Club were at the Nestor Falls Marine boat show at the Emo Arena on Saturday as part of “Spring Fever Days” to sell tickets on the pontoon boat they are raffling off. The draw will be made during the Rainy River Walleye Tournament in September.