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Bayview lobby

The Bayview Motel here has undergone several renovations, including a recently-renovated lobby featuring new hardwood floors and a fresh layer paint, since new owners Jamie Pryde and Myles Wilcott took over the business on Dec. 21.

Armstrong at podium

Rainy River Future Development Corp. chairman Gordon Armstrong spoke about the RRFDC before calling up local MP Don Rusnak, who announced Thursday afternoon that the federal government will be investing $2.25 million into the RRFDC. The investment will help support the RRFDC's ongoing operations over the next five years, as well as provide loans to new businesses and entrepreneurs.

Lauding RRFDC

Curvy Chick owner Jennifer Horton hosted local MP Don Rusnak at her Scott Street business Thursday afternoon for an announcement regarding a FedNor investment of $2.25 million for the Rainy River Future Development Corp. Following the announcement, she spoke of her experience opening Curvy Chick six years ago through a small loan provided by the RRFDC. See story, more photos on A3.

Bowling tourney

Fort Frances bowler Rob Paterson threw a ball during the zone round of the Hi-Lo Doubles tournament Saturday afternoon at Plaza Lanes here. Paterson and partner Rich Walton combined for a +231 total over the five-game roll-off to snag first place and one of the two berths up for grabs at the provincial championships next month in Thunder Bay.

On the brooms

Kian McEvoy, left, and Jordon Bazylewski looked to go hard on their brooms to get this rock down the ice during the Muskie boys' curling rink's 8-5 win over the Red Lake Rams during the NorWOSSA qualifier Monday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The Muskies compiled a 2-2 record over the two-day event.

Curling delivery

Ashley Payne was dialed in as she prepared to throw a rock during the Muskie girls' curling rink's 9-5 win over the Rainy River Owls on Monday afternoon at the NorWOSSA qualifier at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The black-and-gold topped the field with a perfect 4-0 record. See story, more photos on B2.

Sweeping hard

Kirsten Armstrong, left, and Aynsley Williams skillfully swept a rock down the ice during the Rainy River Owls' girls' curling rink's 9-5 loss to the Muskies during the NorWOSSA qualifier here Monday afternoon. The Owls wound up in second place with a 3-1 record.

Ready to unload

Ozzy Hanson got set to unload a shot on the Westfort Rangers' goal during the Fort Frances PeeWee 'AA' Canadians' 1-0 win in the final of their annual home tournament Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Canadians compiled a 4-1 record en route to capturing the gold medal.