You are here


Bunny buddies

Alexis Latter, left, and Maddisyn Smith were all smiles while cuddling with an bunny during the Easter Market at the Copper River Inn on Saturday. The market offered kids a cuddle and photo session with the rabbit, while parents could check out dozens of vendors selling everything from Easter baking and flowers to direct sales products like Tupperware and scented wax.

Bottle donation

Volunteer Jan Abbott, left, and Cooper Witherspoon fill up the back of a vehicle with empties for the bottle drive fundraiser that was held by the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy on Saturday. The academy had a drop-off location in the parking lot of the Memorial Sports Centre, while others drove around town collecting more bottles.

'Way of the Cross'

St. Francis students Matthew Strain, left, and Alexa Bagacki hammered nails into a crucifix during the school's interactive Stations of the Cross ceremony this morning. Participating in the Stations of the Cross around Easter time is a common Catholic tradition. There are 14 stations and each one depicts the successive events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion.


Jenna Jarvis has been offering farrier services to farmers throughout the district for about a year now due to shortage of farriers in the area. -Submitted photo

Literary classic

Maya Davis read a selection from “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee on Monday during the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts at Knox United Church. Davis was awarded First Place with Honours in her category for her performance. The annual festival is drawing to a close, with only two more days of adjudicated sessions remaining before the Highlights concert on April 30.

Ness photo

Former Fort Frances Lakers' forward Jaedin Ness will be taking his talents and joining the College of St. Scholastica Saints' hockey program next season. The 21-year-old from Wayzata, Mn. racked up 52 goals and 28 assists over the last two seasons in the SIJHL with the Lakers.

Ship launch

Emo residents Katherine Young launched a personalized ice chunk, dubbed the HMS “Hello,” on Rainy River with her brother, Alexander, on Sunday afternoon. They joined numerous other district residents who were thrilled to get outdoors on Saturday and Saturday.

Beading workshop

Instructor Kim Daley, guided Kayleigh Spiers of the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre along as she strung her beaded craft at the library on Saturday as part of the Métis beading workshop. The event is part of the historical centre's Indigenous Art Workshops that are hosted around the district.

-Sam Odrowski photo