- —Duane Hicks photo
Trevor Fitzgerald, vice-president of personal lines at Gillons’ Insurance, participated in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” here Friday. Fitzgerald was challenged by Evan Woodland of Gillons’. He accepted and donated while sending the challenge out to Lori McDougall of Northbridge Insurance, Jon Evans of Dunwoody, and Dale Fortes of Boston Pizza.
- —Heather Latter photo
Bill and Patti Gersbach, left, along with Carole and Duane Rostie and Loretta and Karl Lipinski, enjoyed the fish fry feast hosted by the Watten Fire Department at Sunny Cove on Friday.
Giant steel screws were set by a machine-powered screw driver at the site of the new solar farm, located just northeast of Pinewood. The screws, which are spread as far as the eye can see, soon will hold up racks of solar panels across about 300 acres of land.
- —Joey Payeur photo
Ashley Barker of the Manitou Blaze gave a short but emphatic display on her prowess at blocking the plate to fellow catcher Kayla Windigo of the Redgut Babes—denying her an inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning Monday evening. The reigning champion Babes weren’t too worried, though, as they rolled to a 15-4 victory to force a second-and-deciding game tonight at 6 p.m.
- —Heather Latter photo
Muskie football team hopefuls tested their speed and agility in this drill during the team’s main training camp yesterday evening at Fort High. The black-and-gold will open play in the Andy Currie Division of the Winnipeg High School Football League on Sept. 4 in Brandon against the Neelin High School Spartans.
A question to the public as to whether they’re in favour of Fort Frances being considered as a possible site for a casino has been taken off the ballot for the upcoming municipal election.
Council voted 4-2 in favour of doing so during a special meeting yesterday after receiving advice from town solicitor Wes Derksen that casinos don’t appear to be within the town’s jurisdiction.
Rainy River First Nation is getting close to harnessing the sun!
Progress on its 25 mega-watt solar farm is about two weeks behind schedule right now due to the wet spring but RRFN Chief Jim Leonard said a second shift of workers will be added Sept. 1 to make up ground.
At this point, thousands of helical piles (or steel screws) have been installed over the roughly 300 acres the farm sits on.