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Showing art

Stacey Cridland, left, Grace Cridland, Lori Ford and Christine Cridland shared their artwork from Paint Nite at the Fort Frances Legion Br. 29 on Thursday evening. The event helped support the not-for-profit Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy and generated $930. -Submitted photo

Beading pair

Millie Witherspoon, left and Sue Hatfield worked away at their beaded mitten projects during a workshop at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre last Thursday. The event was part of the historical centre's Ozhichigan Workshops series that's being offered until March. The Ojibwe meaning of Ozhichigan is to make something good with your hands, in a meaningful and spiritual way.

Rickford RR Tribal

Kenora-Rainy River MPP and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford spoke with area First Nation chiefs and members of the Rainy Lake Tribal Area Business and Financial Services Corporation following an announcement at Seven Generations Education Institue's Fort Frances campus on Jan. 10.

Paint Nite

The Rainy Lake Gymnastic Academy's Paint Nite fundraiser saw a fun-filled night of creative activity and inspiration for all who attended the event at the Fort Frances Legion Br. 29 on Friday. Individuals were provided with the materials and guidance to paint a scenic landscape and take it home.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Teachers strike

Teachers and other education workers from each of the local unions took to the streets this week in protest of the cuts and changes made by the Ontario government.

Solo beader

Lavern Caul shared a big smile as she worked away at her beaded mitten project during a workshop at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre last Thursday. A similar wokrshop is being held tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.

-Submitted photo

Lions pride

Jodi Caul, past president of the Emo Lions Club, has been busy providing Spot Vision Screening tests to Kindergarten and Grade 1 students across the district. The Lions Club International website states, “Eighty percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. The first step to prevention is awareness.” -Submitted photo

Seniors companion project

CMHA Fort Frances geriatric mental health worker Sarah-lynn Klassen and Seniors Companion Project co-ordinator Andrea Avis led the first group of prospective volunteers through an information session for the project on Monday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library.

Blizzard Run

For the third consecutive year, Priscilla Miller, pictured here crossing the finish line, took first place at the “Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run” during the 40th Annual Icebox Day in International Falls on Saturday. Miller was the first female of 97 to cross the finish line in the women's 5K race, clocking in with a time of 25:06.