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Blizzard Run

For the third consecutive year, Priscilla Miller, pictured here crossing the finish line, took first place at the “Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run” during the 40th Annual Icebox Day in International Falls on Saturday. Miller was the first female of 97 to cross the finish line in the women's 5K race, clocking in with a time of 25:06.

SGEI lineup

Kenora Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford and Seven Generations Education Institute CEO Brent Tookenay posed for a photo with a number of the district First Nation chiefs and executives who helped to secure the $2.25-million in funding for the “Connected Classrooms” project through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation following the announcement on Friday afternoon.

Rainycrest santa

Rainycrest resident Alice Irvine, 107 years young, had a visit with Santa Claus during his stopover at the long term care facility on Dec. 3. Local photographer Shawna McRitchie volunteered her time for the Santa pictures for residents and kids in the Community. Any donations collected were given to the Rainycrest Auxiliary Ladies.

A sleighful of joy

Aux. Captain of The Salvation Army Arthur Heathcote, left, Dawn Gray, store manager of the local Bargain Shop, and “Red," The Bargain Shop/Red Apple Stores' mascot, showed off some of the many toys donated by generous Bargain Shop customers during "Fill A Sleigh Day” on Dec. 7. The local Bargain Shop raised a whopping $5,414 for the toy drive.

Santa visit

Santa Claus, seen here chatting with Dorothy Brown, took time out of his very busy schedule last Thursday evening to stop by Riverside Health Care's long term care home in Emo and visit with residents during their holiday party. Rainycrest Long Term Care had its party on Friday.