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Bill Michl, fourth from right, had lots of support to kick off his “Run for the Scan” this morning in Rainy River, including (front row, from left) Elizabeth Fraser, Emily Fraser, Saragh Fraser, Brig McGreevy, and Zack Tolen. In the back row, from left, are Jow Wilson, Sara Berg, Dr. Dave Singleton, Penny Schumaker, Bill Langner, Bob Mcgreevy, Kim Chorney, and Scott Downs.
Gerri Yerxa, a geriatric mental health therapist with the local District Mental Health Services Older Adults Program launched its new seniors’ safety calendar yesterday at Canada Safeway. The free calendar, which features sfety tips for seniors as well as art by local students, are available at the program office at 414 Scott St. —Duane Hicks photo
The Muskie boys’ hockey team was put through their paces during a workout at Energy Fitness Centre yesterday. The Muskies were being whipped into shape by Energy owner Jackie Lampi-Hughes in preparation for the start of their season, which gets underway with a tournament against teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Thunder Bay on Nov. 3-5 at the Ice for Kids Arena here.
La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary member Aud-rey Forster served up some tea to Pam Hawley and John Rafferty on Saturday afternoon during the auxiliary’s fall tea at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church. The auxiliary also presented the Riverside Foundation for Health Care a cheque for $30,000.
Jason Lilley, right, owner of Northridge Funeral Home, officially opened the facility Sunday afternoon by cutting the ribbon with help from Chapple Reeve Bill Clink, centre, and Don Tauer of Pinewood Construction. Tours and refreshments were available all afternoon for the many people who turned up to check out the new funeral home, which is located on Highway 11/71 just west of Emo.
Fort Dance Studio’s Katarina dancers performed for people attending a celebration of Ukrainian culture at the Ukrainian Hall here Thursday night. The evening featured speeches from local Ukrainian-Canadians, as well as an award presentation to Walter Andrusco.
—Melanie Béchard photo
Hearing instrument dispenser Lori Germain-Crowe, left, chatted with Voyageur Lions Club members Jim Martindale and Joyce Zub about the wealth of technology available to help the hearing-impaired yesterday morning during the opening of the new Communication Device and Accessibility Centre at the local Canadian Hearing Services office.
—Duane Hicks photo
“Motus O” staged the first “Kids & Company” show of the 2006/07 season last night at the Townshend Theatre. The group performed “East of the Sun, West of the Moon,” which is based on a Norwegian folk tale. Three more shows are scheduled for this season, with the next performance in November.
Mavis Brown, an assistant with Northridge Funeral Home just west of Emo, offered district residents a tour of the casket selection room at the grand opening of the facility yesterday. Continuous tours and refreshments were provided throughout the afternoon. —Heather Ogilvie photo