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Sam Odrowski

Cupcakes!

Inga Friesen of “Inga's Kitchen” set up a colourful display of cupcakes for her booth at the annual bridal show presented by Northwood Gallery & Gifts last Wednesday evening. About two dozen brides had registered for the event, which featured a wide variety of vendors offering just about every wedding service or product. See more photos on A3.

Harm reduction

Christy Herr of the Northwestern Health Unit gave a presentation with Katy Esselink regarding the health unit's harm reduction strategies. They discussed all the strategies the health unit uses to reduce harm from drug use, with Herr noting how the health unit uses a non-judgemental approach to build positive relationships and better educate people with a drug dependency.

Bridal show

Donna Lowey, above, held a booth for her flower services at the annual bridal show presented by Northwood Gallery & Gifts last Wednesday evening. Those who came to her booth had a chance to view her wedding flower displays on an iPad. Below, Linda Plumridge of the Fort Frances Times, left, spoke to many people about the company's wedding invitation services during the bridal show.

'Farm to Fork'

Bev Sisco, above, was one of the many attendees who turned out to the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op's “Farm to Fork" event at La Place Rendez-Vous on Friday evening. She and her husband, Gord, enjoyed a three-course dinner featuring ingredients sourced solely from producers across the Rainy River District.

Catholic board piloting virtual reality technology

Virtual reality may be coming to local Catholic schools sooner than some might think.

The technology is becoming increasingly prominent in classrooms and the Northwest Catholic District School Board is taking note of this.

The implementation of virtual reality in the classroom was one of the topics discussed at last Tuesday night's board meeting.

Emo man wins 'Catch the Ace'

An Emo resident recently won the largest jackpot to date for the district's “Catch the Ace” lottery.

Over the last 23 weeks, the pot has been building and last Friday, Gerry Allan won approximately $16,400.

“Catch the Ace” is a locally operated lottery, where tickets are sold each week and a winner is drawn.

'Ag Day' coming up at Emo Legion

Agriculture plays a crucial role here in Rainy River District.

To celebrate this fact, the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture is hosting an “Ag Day” for the second-straight year on Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

Its aim is to educate producers, farmers, land stewards, and environmentalists on a variety of relevant topics.