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German student thriving in the cold

Anka Rebehn is energetic and confident, but has a penchant for losing her identification.

Although the 16-year-old German girl has been living at the home of Corey and Darryl Dyck in Rainy River since Aug. 21, she has had the chance to visit some other Canadian destinations—losing her passport somewhere in the Canadian Rockies and her visa in a Winnipeg mall.

Trout Road should stay closed: Darby

In a report released today, the district manager of the Ministry of Natural Resources here has decided the disputed Trout Road will remain closed to vehicular access under the 2002-2022 Crossroute Forest Management Plan.

“My decision is based upon very careful review and consideration of all available and relevant information,” noted Bill Darby.

‘100th Day’ tradition goes on

Each year, the grade one to three classes at Sturgeon Creek celebrate being in school for 100 days. They celebrate this by doing a number of activities involving the number 100.

This year, the grade one-two class made projects out of 100 things. They made a chain out of 100 beads and one out of 100 Cheerios, and saw which one was longer.

Ice fishing brings good times

The second-annual Rainy Lake Ice Fishing Tournament took place Saturday afternoon on Northwest Bay and many of the 250 participants said it was about having a good time.

“I love it,” enthused Chrissy Soderholm, who came to the derby with her husband. “We were here for the first one and it was really neat. It is a lot of fun.”

Elk pick-up back on track

After some unexpected setbacks last week, Mike Solomon, Vic Alberts, and Daryl Gaudry will be back on the road this weekend to pick up the remaining elk that will join the current herd at Cameron Lake next week.

“We are going to be leaving on the weekend and hopefully be returning by Monday,” said Solomon, co-chair of the Northwestern Ontario Elk Restoration Committee (NOERC).