Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • 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
  • Bumping it
    Bumping it

    Sara Roach of Dat Ace Doe made a sharp return of service against Red Lac Bay while teammate Sam Berube looked on during the sixth-annual Canada Day beach volleyball tournament yesterday at Point Park. Red Lac Bay, made up of players from Red Gut Bay and Lac La Croix, won not only this match but the whole six-team event to take home the $400 top prize.

    Bumping it
  • Ready, set, go!
    Ready, set, go!

    Youngsters took off at the starting line yesterday morning for a 1K fun run organized by Energy Fitness as part of Canada Day festivities here. The event was held at La Place Rendez-Vous and saw more than 30 kids participate.

    Ready, set, go!

Latest news

Vehicles plunge into Frog Creek

Part of Frog Creek Road on Couchiching remains blocked off following an incident involving two vehicles early this morning.
“Two vehicles are submerged in Frog Creek,” said Couchiching fire chief and band councillor Christine Jourdain.
“We would like the public to not be coming through at this time,” she noted.

‘Mini’ pageant sponsors needed

Plans are underway for this year’s annual mini-king and mini-queen contest, but sponsors are needed to ensure it happens.
Organizer Melissa Gushulak said she’s looking for individuals and businesses to donate funds to help cover the costs.
“[It] goes towards the mini-king prize, mini-queen prize, two crowns, [and] thank-you gifts for the judges,” she noted.

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