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Author visits Crossroads

Crossroad School students ended out last week both inspired and motivated to become better writers.

Best-selling Canadian author from Red Deer, Alberta, Sigmund Brouwer visited Crossroads School last Thursday and Friday to teach students about writing and promote an interest in literature.

Drag Q&A

Couchiching First Nation band member Prairie Sky (Levi Foy) joined several other drag performers at the UNFC Circle of Life Building on Saturday for a “Lunch and Learn" session. The performers shared their stories of what it means to them to perform drag as individuals. The goal was to allow the public to engage with performers and other LGBTQ2S+ people in a safe and welcoming environment.

West-end stop

Local MPP Greg Rickford visited the Rainy River Legion on Friday to announce $241,600 for the Town of Rainy River and discuss the funding with the mayor, town representatives, and members of the public. A public meet-and-greet with Rickford followed the announcement.

Sweep hard

St. Francis students Landen and Layton Hanson swept the ice to get their team's rock closest to the centre of the “house” while Reese Kabatay tried to get ahead of her rock to sweep it on Thursday at the curling rink here. As a part of the Healthy Schools Initiative, Derek Jones' Grade 6 class visited the rink to learn about the basics of curling. The Royal Canadian Legion Br.

Exploitation talk

Executive director of Victim Services of Durham Region and human trafficking survivor, Carly Kalish spoke about her experience at the Certified Safeguards Training on Domestic Sex Trafficking of Youth at the Métis Hall on Thursday.

Science fair winners

Kieran Fawlds (first place), Sofia Gaspar, Rylee Wyatt (second place), and Sydney Campbell (third place) left Fort Frances High School with some hardware on Saturday afternoon for placing in the Grade 4-6 category at the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair, hosted by the Rainy River District School Board.

Science fair winner

Grade 8 Robert Moore student Tatum Ronmark placed third in the regional science fair at Fort High on Saturday for her project on “Nature vs. Nurture." She looked at whether talking to plants can effect their growth and found that talking positively to plant helps them grow.

Learning to curl

Grade 6 St. Francis School student Khloe Morrison was taught how to properly throw a rock from Fort Frances Curling Club member Raymond Roy on Thursday at the rink here. Fellow club members Chris Sinclair, Lisa Penner, Rod Pattison, and Brian Mueller also helped to teach students the sport before they broke into teams and played a game.