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Beazley speaking

Riverside Health Care board chair Janice Bezley thanked local MPP Greg Rickford at La Verendrye Hospital on Friday for the $1.35 million in hospital pressure funding that the province allocated to Riverside Health Care.

Dance #3

Addilyn Jewett, left, Arianna Vivian, Amelia Pistilli, and Vlade Ramsarran were among the students dancing to “Audition"—a number from "What's on the Telly,” the Dancemakers' recital from 2016.

Drag Q&A

Couchiching First Nation band member Prairie Sky (Levi Foy) joined several other drag performers at the UNFC Circle of Life Building on Saturday for a “Lunch and Learn" session. The performers shared their stories of what it means to them to perform drag as individuals. The goal was to allow the public to engage with performers and other LGBTQ2S+ people in a safe and welcoming environment.

Skating awards

Grayson Wright and Bryden Strachan took home the Pre-STARSKATE Skater Recognition PA Choice Award at the Northern Light's School of Skating's inaugural achievements and awards gala held Friday night at the Little Beaver Cultural Centre.

West-end stop

Local MPP Greg Rickford visited the Rainy River Legion on Friday to announce $241,600 for the Town of Rainy River and discuss the funding with the mayor, town representatives, and members of the public. A public meet-and-greet with Rickford followed the announcement.

Sweep hard

St. Francis students Landen and Layton Hanson swept the ice to get their team's rock closest to the centre of the “house” while Reese Kabatay tried to get ahead of her rock to sweep it on Thursday at the curling rink here. As a part of the Healthy Schools Initiative, Derek Jones' Grade 6 class visited the rink to learn about the basics of curling. The Royal Canadian Legion Br.

Exploitation talk

Executive director of Victim Services of Durham Region and human trafficking survivor, Carly Kalish spoke about her experience at the Certified Safeguards Training on Domestic Sex Trafficking of Youth at the Métis Hall on Thursday.

Science fair winners

Kieran Fawlds (first place), Sofia Gaspar, Rylee Wyatt (second place), and Sydney Campbell (third place) left Fort Frances High School with some hardware on Saturday afternoon for placing in the Grade 4-6 category at the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair, hosted by the Rainy River District School Board.