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And the winner is . . .

Joan Allison drew a ticket for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s Canada Day lottery on Sunday at the Harbourage. Shirley Brown of Nestor Falls took home the grand prize of a 2007 Dodge Caliber SX, while cash prize winners included Todd Hamilton ($2,000), Leo Penny ($1,000), Lori Gregory ($500), and Noreen Koval ($500).

Crowning moment

Holly Strain was all smiles Sunday after she was crowned the 2007 “Fun in the Sun” queen during Canada Day festivities at Pither’s Point Park. Paula Vangel and Rachel Dutton were named First and Second Princesses, respectively.    —Amanda Roy photo��

Raising awareness

Nicickousemenecaning First Nation Chief Gary Allen handed out pamphlets to motorists along Highway 11 on Friday to raise awareness of Grand Council Treaty #3. The initiative was part of the Aboriginal National Day of Action.—Amanda Roy photo

‘Thank you’

Cecil Ogden thanked the board of directors of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. for working with him over the past nine years during the corporation’s annual meeting on Thursday in Emo. Ogden, along with Emily Watson, left the board after serving three three-year terms on the board.—Heather Ogilvie photo

Young royalty

Melissa Gushulak, far right, questioned four-year-old Jace Dittaro as judges Shanna Ewald, far left, Tanya Dolph, and Krista Luchka looked on during the “Fun in the Sun” Mini King pageant yesterday during the Business Improvement Association’s “Mall Days.” Dittaro was crowned the 2007 “Mini King,” chosen from a total of five competitors.

Keeping kids safe

Hugh Dennis, left, co-ordinator for the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition, McDonald’s manager Bev McCoy, and Insp. Dave Lucas, OPP detachment commander for the Rainy River District, launched the summer program to encourage kids to wear bike helmets at McDonald’s yesterday. —Melanie Béchard photo

Dancing talent

“Fun in the Sun” queen contestant Rachel Dutton danced with her father, John, during the pageant’s entertainment night Tuesday at the Townshend Theatre. All of this year’s contestants, including Sydney Boustead, Danielle Payne, Holly Strain, and Paula Vangel, showed off their talents. —Amanda Roy photo��

Lifting Stanley

Chris Pronger of the Anaheim Ducks raised the Stanley Cup up for all to see Wednesday afternoon at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Yesterday was declared “Chris Pronger Day” in the City of Dryden as Pronger brought the Cup to his hometown.