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Big screen

Isaac Baron of the Fort Frances Lakers looked to use his 6'4", 205-pound frame to impede the vision of Thief River Falls Norskies' goalie Bailey Schmitz during the third period of his squad's 4-2 loss Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Tall obstacle

Joe Hardy looked to unleash a ferocious spike over his opponent's hands during the Muskie junior boys' volleyball team's straight-sets win (25-7, 25-22, and 25-16) over the visiting Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action Thursday afternoon. The black-and-gold next will be in league action Oct. 16 when they host the Dryden Eagles.

Cooking bannock

Robert Moore student Chloe Allen roasted bannock outside of the Nanicost building on Thursday during the Seven Generations Education Institute's annual “Fall Harvest.” Students learned about indigenous culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

Breastfeeding march

Melissa Wilson of the Northwestern Health Unit, left, and Sarah DeGagne of the United Native Friendship Centre, right, were joined by Meghan Spooner, Susan Crans, Bryanna Taylor, Beth Paleczny, and their young companions during a walk Thursday to mark “World Breastfeeding Week" and support the right of children to breastfeed anywhere, anytime.

Fire safety day

Zac Beauregard watched and listened intently as Capt. Rob Dokuchie of the Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service showed him how a fire hose nozzle works Saturday morning during the fall Fire Safety Day at Canadian Tire. Firefighters were on hand to answer the public's questions, show them equipment and fire trucks, and hand out fire safety information. This is Fire Prevention Week (Oct.

Inspirational songs

The Mine Centre Singers held a special Gospel performance Saturday morning at the Rainy Lake Square. Despite the cool temperature, the young singers hit the high notes and delighted the small number of listeners in attendance. This was the second time the singers have performed at the Rainy Lake Square this year.

Safe and sound

Shelly Mallet, a Healthy Babies/Healthy Children worker at the United Native Friendship Centre here, properly installed a child car seat Friday morning during a free clinic at the Rainy River District EMS ambulance garage.

Default ribbon workshop

Taryn Bruyere used a sewing machine to stitch ribbon onto her skirt Saturday afternoon during a workshop at the Nanicost building. Instructor Dorothy Friday taught the session, which was just the first in a series of “Indigenous Arts Workshops Supported by the Rainy River District Community.”

Golden Hoe winner

Fred Gate took home the “Golden Hoe” at the 20th-annual Rainy River Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday with his 342-pound pumpkin, which also won him $500. He also took home second place in the adult category, and an additional $200, for the second pumpkin he entered in the festival, which weighed in at 311 pounds.