Tuesday, July 7, 2015
  • Depot mess
    Depot mess

    The Sixth Street recycling depot continues to be overflowing with items each Monday morning—both with recyclables and non-recyclables, as seen with this mattress here. The town is urging the public to wait until their scheduled “blue box” curbside pick-up day to get rid of their recyclables, or use common sense and only drop off recyclables when there’s room in the bins.

    Depot mess
  • Playing cards
    Playing cards

    Youngsters from the “Mad Scientist Camp” played a game of cards this morning with camp counsellor Kyle Knapp as part of “free time” activities. The camp is the first of many being held at the Memorial Sports Centre throughout the summer.

    Playing cards
  • Happy retiree
    Happy retiree

    Newly-retired Linda Hamilton, centre, posed with friends June Keddie, left, and Elaine Spencer, along with grandson Jack Hamilton, during a retirement celebration last Friday afternoon at Tichbornes. The festivities included complimentary hotdogs, burgers, and cake.

    Happy retiree
  • Nailed!
    Nailed!

    Laurie Brown of the Rainy Lake Pirates applied the tag on Windey’s Warriors base runner Jeremiah Windego after taking a snap throw from catcher Ryan Windigo in the first inning yesterday evening. The Warriors weren’t to be denied, though, as they downed the previously-undefeated Pirates 6-1 in Rainy River District Fastball League action at the St. Francis Sports Fields.

    Nailed!
  • Washboard act
    Washboard act

    Country-folk artist “Washboard Hank” wowed the crowd with his washboard-playing abilities yesterday evening at From the Grind Up here. The Peterborough musician made a stop here on his “Beer cans down the Trans-Can tour” and was the coffeehouse’s first musical guest of the summer.

    Washboard act

Latest news

New fires over weekend

No new fires were reported yesterday in the Northwest Region, but several new starts occurred earlier in the weekend.
Two new fires were confirmed Saturday, including one in Kenora District and one in Red Lake District.
Meanwhile, four new fires were confirmed by the end of the day Friday, including two in Dryden District, one in Sioux Lookout District, and one in Red Lake District.

Two die in creek mishap

Two First Nations’ communities are mourning the loss of band members after two vehicles plunged into Frog Creek at Couchiching early Friday morning.
The OPP dive team from Orillia recovered the bodies of two men from one of the vehicles that ended up submerged in the creek near the 10th hole tee boxes at the Heron Landing Golf Course.

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