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'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.

'Pathways to Healing'

Dr. Andrew Affleck spoke about current management trends for opiate use at the “Substance Awareness and Pathways to Healing” confrence at the Copper River Inn here yesterday. During his presentation, he discussed heroin use in Fort Frances, opioid-related mortality, opioid prescriptions in Ontario, naloxone, methadone, and a variety of related topics.

Bridal show

Patti Boileau of the Fort Frances Curling Club, left, and Laurie Moxhan of Cater 2U hosted booths during the annual bridal show hosted by Northwoods Gallery & Gifts here. About two dozen brides had registered for the event, which featured a wide variety of vendors offering just about every wedding service or product.