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Sam Odrowski

Trio of calves

A trio of calves sat mooing in their pens as they waited to be brought through the ring at the Stratton sales barn on Saturday put on by the Rainy River Cattlemen's Association. More than 1,600 head of cattle went through the ring, generating almost $2-million overall.

Trail extension

A group of Rainy River Field Naturalist Club members and volunteers braved the cold at the Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail in Alberton on Saturday morning to begin laying in a little over 300 feet of cedar to the boardwalk there.

New Gold presentation

New Gold mine planner Bryan Strahl attended St. Francis School here last Thursday to teach Grade 4 students about the mine, its impacts, and effects on the environment. Our Lady of the Way students also sat in on the presentation via videoconference and asked questions.

Walking for Terry

St. Michael's students walked laps around the school yard Thursday during their walk for Terry Fox. The “Terry Fox School Run” was held at schools across Canada, including here in Rainy River District, during which students exercised and learned all about the Canadian hero.

Boardwalk expansion

Bob Saunders hauled some cedar planks over fellow Rainy River Valley Field Naturalist Club member Mike Hammond, who drilled nails into the boards to keep them in place on Saturday. A handful of club members and volunteers worked on their project of adding just over 300 feet of cedar to the boardwalk at the Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail in Alberton.

Fresh shave

Fort High teacher Joshua Spooner shared a smile as he got his hair cut by Kim Daley this morning at FFHS to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. Spooner got the most votes from students to be selected to have his head shaved. Runner-up Owen Johnson later volunteered to have his beard shaved after much coaxing from the crowd of Fort High students and staff.

45-year pin

Ann Watson and Legion president Ray Watson (right) shared big smiles after presenting Robert Bagacki with a 45-year pin for his near half-century of service to the branch during the Honours and Awards Ceremony held Saturday at the Legion.