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Stephanie Hagenaars

Rickford speaking

Greg Rickford took the stage in front of a few dozen people at a restaurant in Kenora on Thursday night after having been elected as the next MPP for Kenora-Rainy River. After thanking his campaign team and congratulating his fellow candidates, Rickford told supporters it's time for a strong voice, with experience and a track record of delivering results, to represent the riding.

Liberal supporters

Local Liberal candidate Karen Kejick was surrounded by family and friends at her campaign headquarters in downtown Kenora on election night last Thursday. Darlene Landon (left), Kejick's campaign manager, Sasha Boutilier, and family members, Ronan and Catherine Cameron, spent the evening anxiously waiting for the polls to report.

Admiring blanket

After annoucing earlier this year that he will be retiring in the fall, college president Jim Madder was presented with a Hudson's Bay Company blanket. Cristal Kinsman, projects officer at the local campus, presented the blanket, which was embroidered with the names of all eight regional campuses.

College graduation

Nicole Hartlin walked across the stage at the Townshend Theatre yesterday afternoon to receive her certificate in Business Fundamentals during Confederation College's 2018 convocation for the Rainy River campus. She was congratulated by college president Jim Madder as Board of Governors member Lori Maki of Fort Frances looked on.

Rickford family

Greg Rickford, his wife, Janet, and thier two daughters, Poppy Kate and Abigail Mae, were all smiles as they celebrated his election win Thursday night in Kenora. A few dozen people were gathered at Bob's Burger Bar there to hear Rickford's celebratory speech after he was declared winner of the Kenora-Rainy River riding.

Air cadet review

Directed by WO2 Aidan DeGagne, right, and led by F/Sgt Jonathan Danielson, members of the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron marched in front of family and friends at their 15th-annual ceremonial review last night at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The gathering marked the end of the cadets' training year.

Changing hands

The North American Lumber store here announced last week it had been sold. The King's Highway business was closed over weekend and then re-opened Monday as McMunn & Yates, a lumber store chain based out of Dauphin, Man. Customers and passers-by could see the sign being replaced with the new name and logo yesterday morning.

DYS gym section to be renovated this summer

After completion of the new classroom wing at Donald Young School in Emo late last year, renovations to the gymnasium section are to begin once classes break for summer.

The school's classroom wing, first built in 1955, was deemed “prohibitive to repair” back in 2003. A new section rebuild began in mid-2016 and completed late last year.