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Sam Odrowski

Rainy Lake Square carries forward Thursday events

Thursday night entertainment has been brought to Rainy Lake Square each week since mid-May, thanks to the many sponsors who support the space.

Tbaytel, New Gold Inc., the Province of Ontario, Sunset Country Ford, Gillons' Insurance, and 93.1 The Border have all helped to make events possible.

As well, TD Bank is paying to run movies at the square this year.

Seed sales up in some areas

The district's agricultural community has struggled with a late spring this season and for many farmers it has delayed when they generally get their seeds planted by.

A few weeks ago there was issues with excess moisture and only recently, over the past few weeks, have night-time temperatures moved away around the freezing mark.

Acrylic artist

Local artist Penny Faragher taught St. Francis School students how to use acrylic paint as a medium during an art workshop for Grades 4 to 6 on Wednesday. Faragher joined fellow artists Emily Hyatt, Jean Richards, Nichole Lowey, Linda Guimond and Dylinda George in conducting workshops covering a range of artistic styles from stained glass to beadwork.

Pride Yoga

Around 15 people attended a yoga session led by Meghan Spooner at the library on Tuesday as part of Borderland Pride's PRIDE WEEK+ events. Organizers are running LGBTQ2-friendly events each day until it wraps up on Sunday (June 9).

Tennis tips

Tennis instructor Al Christiansen led a tennis lesson for the Grade 5 class from St. Francis School yesterday at the local courts—just before getting rained out. Students learned how to properly swing their forehand and backhand shots and sharpened up on their serving skills.

Won wins NDP candidacy here

The NDP have selected their candidate for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding in the fall election, following nomination meetings held across the region over the weekend.

Labour activist Yuk-Sem Won took the nomination, beating out Jason Storkson who is an 11-year member of the Nishinawbe-Aski Police Service.

Local transplant recipient urges public to donate organs

While over 1,600 people in Ontario are currently waiting for an organ transplant, only a third of eligible Ontarians are registered donors.

Couchiching FN resident Curtis Jourdain received a heart transplant last July and said he'd like to see reforms to Ontario's current organ donation laws, where residents have to opt in to be a donor.