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Calendar winners

Allison Allaby and Donna and Kirby Ewald of Fort Frances were among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association cash calendar winners for the week of March 24-30.

Other $30 winners included Bobbi Wyder (Emo), Mary Vandenbrand (Stratton), Brian McLeod (Atikokan), Joe Bremault (South Junction, Man.) and Cindy Taronno (Shakopee, Min.).

Theft charges laid following execution of warrant

On March 28, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Rainy River District crime unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Atikokan.

The warrant followed an extensive investigation. As a result of the investigation, a 44-year-old Atikokan man has been charged criminally with the following offences:

Author visits Crossroads

Crossroad School students ended out last week both inspired and motivated to become better writers.

Best-selling Canadian author from Red Deer, Alberta, Sigmund Brouwer visited Crossroads School last Thursday and Friday to teach students about writing and promote an interest in literature.

District arts festival set to go

With March coming to a close, the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is getting ready to take the stage.

The Festival is set to begin its 79th year this Monday (April 1), with chair Cynthia Donald noting registration numbers are staying on track with previous years.

“Our French has gone up a bit, the instrumental has gone down a bit,” she remarked.