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Sam Odrowski

New taphouse now open at Copper River Inn

District residents now can enjoy craft brewery flavour without driving to Kenora or Thunder Bay thanks to the recent opening of the Copper River Inn's Taphouse and Grill here.

The recent addition has equipped its new taproom with 25 different taps featuring 24 beers and one cider.

Just under half the taps come from craft breweries in Kenora, Thunder Bay, and the U.S. 

Student voting

Fort High student Julia McManaman signed off on a fellow student's vote and cast his ballot into the voters' box there Friday morning. She helped facilitate her school's “Student Vote” that is a province-wide program run through CIVIX.

'Student Vote'

Brett Schram, a Grade 9 student at Fort High, cast his ballot during the “School Vote” election held there on Friday. The program is run through CIVIX and students across the province participated. Those who voted had a chance to learn about government and the electoral process, as well as the various political parties and their platforms.

Band concert

Fort Frances High School students took their musical talents to the Townshend Theatre stage last night to perform their annual year-end concert for parents and staff who filled it to maximum capacity.

Speech winners

Jenna Bailey of Fort High, left, Kayla Pater of S.C.A.P., and Ayiana Gagne of Robert Moore School received first-, second-, and third-place trophy's for their speeches on “Gender Equality," "Crazy Truths," and the "Bermuda Triangle” during the Rainy River District School Board's annual district speech contest held last Wednesday evening at Robert Moore School here.

Students showcase public-speaking skills

Parents, teachers, educators, and members of the community turned out to the Robert Moore School gym last Wednesday evening for the Rainy River District School Board's annual district speech contest.

Students from Fort High, J.W. Walker, Robert Moore, Crossroads, Donald Young, Riverview, and the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program delivered speeches in hopes of nabbing first place.

'Marzie Days'

Tanya Redford, left, and her mom, Barb, held the annual plant/bake sale entitled “Marzie Days” to raise money for the Children's Rehabilitation Centre in Winnipeg that provides care for Tanya's daughter who is special needs. With the help of the community, the event raised more than $6,700.