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Infrastructure replacement

The Town of Rainy River recently replaced the waterline from First Street to Sixth Street along Atwood Avenue and is waiting to have the road paved. Water and sewer lines will also be replaced along 5th Street during the 2019 construction season. The town's water and sewer lines are over 110 years old and the number of water breaks and sewer backups were increasing in frequency.

Job fair

Safeway employees April Deveau, left and Landyn Gesic had a booth set up at Fort Frances High School for their job fair on Wednesday. They provided students with information about the jobs they offer as well as accepted resumes from those interested in a position at the store here.

Penny table

Terry Beadle took a chance at the penny table during the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner at the Devlin Hall on Saturday. An array of prizes were available to bid on at the penny table and a $300 fire safety door prize was raffled off for attendees at the end of the night.

Spring Fever tattoo

Alivia Bordynuik watched as Raina Johnson Luoma applied a glitter tattoo to her arm at the Emo Arena on Saturday as part of “Spring Fever Days.” While the Nestor Falls Marine boat show occupied the arena floor, the upstairs hosted a number of craft and vendor tables.

Drama performance

Mellodey Sinclair asked for someone to take her sister off her hands during her performance of “For Sale” by Shel Silverstein yesterday as part of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts at Knox United Church.

Charity concert

North Star Deserter (Ryne Strachan) entertained the crowd at a fundraising event at From the Grind Up on Friday evening. Proceeds from the event, which featured a total of eight local acts, went towards supporting the Robertson family of Churchill, Man. while their infant son, Malcolm, undergoes treatment for leukemia in Winnipeg.

Spaghetti feast

Retired firefighter Len McCormick, left, and Gail Kelly enjoyed a hot meal at the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday evening at the Devlin Hall. The fundraiser saw 235 people go through the door and raised roughly $2,500 through ticket sales.

Fitness advice

Martin Paul, bottom left, of Olympia Sports Camp's outreach program ran an activity with St. Francis School students back on April 2 to see who could come up with the most unique trait a leader might possess.