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Pop-up market

Shannon Mackey of Home Grown Kombucha joined five other local small business owners in the basement of Curvy Chick on Scott Street for its Shop Small Pop-Up Market back on March 23. She educated potential customers on the health benefits of drinking Kombucha.

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Food guide workshop

In partnership with the Fort Frances Public Library, dietician, Rylee Blaskey of the Fort Frances Family Health Team taught participants of the “Canada Food Guide 101” workshop how to cook nutritious meals at home on Thursday. Dieticians from the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre.

Beazley speaking

Riverside Health Care board chair Janice Bezley thanked local MPP Greg Rickford at La Verendrye Hospital on Friday for the $1.35 million in hospital pressure funding that the province allocated to Riverside Health Care.

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.