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New gift store opens in Emo

“I like to try to have something different. If you have more of a variety for people, they’re better off, and you’re better off.”

That’s the policy Vanessa Hebert has held since she opened “Weeza’s Gifts Etc.” in Emo on Jan. 2., offering everything from candles to figurines to miniature fountains to shoppers.

Students, board give Shad Valley thumbs up

The Rainy River District School Board on Tuesday honoured three district students and Abitibi-Consolidated with this month’s “Recognition of Excellence” for their participation in the prestigious Shad Valley summer program.

“This is a terrific opportunity for students, not only academically but for life skills as well,” said Fort Frances High School principal Ian Simpson.

Toy library plans ‘winter wonderland’

The Emo Toy Lending and Resource Centre is going to make January look like “Winter in Wonderland” with various crafts planned for the children all month.

Fun in the Kitchen is planned Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 4-5 p.m.

Meanwhile, a sliding party is planned Thursday, Jan. 18 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. down at Lion’s Park. Then the following Thursday, the kiddies will work on pinatas.

Crappie time on Sabaskong Bay

With the ice-fishing season running full tilt, communities literally have popped up on area lakes—including the annual influx on Gordie’s Road at Sabaskong Bay (Lake of the Woods).

“Crappie fishing has been good for the guys that fish. Of course, last week we had the cold spell and they weren’t really biting,” said Phil Haggberg, co-owner of the Angler’s Pro Shop in Nestor Falls.