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Sam Odrowski

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.

Back at work

Work has resumed at the site of the town's new J.K.-Grade 8 Catholic school on Flinders Avenue. The new school will amalgamate St. Michael's and St. Francis schools into one learning facility, with construction workers hoping to get started on building it in the fall. The Northwest District Catholic School Board plans to have it completed in time for the 2019-20 school year.

Petting zoo

Emo Feed's “Farm Animal Petting Zoo," featuring calves, goats, pigs, and chickens, was a popular attraction on Saturday during Emo's annual "Spring Fever Days.” Many who stopped by took the time to touch the animals—and some even had the chance to feed them hay.

Rallying in support

A group of workers at La Verendrye Hospital held a rally late yesterday morning in support of the 75,000 hospital workers who want to bargain fairly. Similar rallies were scheduled across Ontario, including at the health centres in Emo and Rainy River, to support the “Together for Respect” campaign co-ordinated by CUPE, SIEU, and Unifor.