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Local Legion ladies meet

The Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on April 11, with 26 members in attendance.

The charter was draped in memory of Silvia Gunderson, who was a member with 24 years of service and held many positions with the auxiliary, including as president from 2003-14.

Silvia most recently held the position of District Commander for District 7.

Police probing fire at lodge

On Sunday around 9:20 p.m., the Kenora OPP received word of a fire at a lodge on Highway 17 near Vermilion Bay.

The Machin Fire Department attended prior to the OPP and was able to extinguish the fire with assistance from the Longbow Lake Fire Department.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Vehicle goes through ice

Around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, the Kenora OPP received a call of a pick-up truck that had gone through the ice near Clearwater Bay.

Police were advised that a Manitoba resident was driving on an ice road on Lake of the Woods when the vehicle went through.

All of the occupants were able to make it to safety without injury.

'Spring Fever Days' all set to go in Emo

Emo is hosting its annual “Spring Fever Days” event tomorrow through Saturday (April 19-21).

Come out and enjoy great sales while entering all the free draws.

As always, the Emo Legion will host its soup-and-bun luncheon.

This always proves to be a fun-filled weekend, with lots of socializing and reconnecting with this dynamic little community.

Cattle sales key to district

The first cattle sale of 2018 is set for Saturday, April 28 at the Stratton sales barn.

About 1,000 cattle are expected to be auctioned off at the sale, bringing a long awaited payday to many of the district's farmers.

“As a farmer, you don't get a paycheque every two weeks,” noted Kim Jo Bliss, a member of the Rainy River Cattlemen's Association and a sales barn volunteer.