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Recording studio

Grade 11 Mikinaak School student James Yerxa listened to a multi-layer track he created under the guidance of Anna Atkinson while she visited to teach students how to use equipment inside the school's new recording studio. He is using Ableton Live and holding a USB Audio Interface Device for music production.

RRDSB speaker

Techways program co-ordinator Marlon Douglas spoke about the bike mechanics program he has been facilitating at district schools during the Rainy River District School Board's inaugural meeting last Tuesday night at the Education Centre here. It is hoped the program will spark an interest among students so they are more confident to pursue careers in tech and the trades.

Vigil drummers

The “Waabishkiibinesii Women Singers" drum group performed songs of healing during the annual candlelight vigil service held at Knox United Church here Thursday evening for the annual "National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.”

Family leaving

Rami Canoon, his wife, Fivyan Shamoon, and their two daughters, Fbaana, seven, and Oryana, three, bid farewell to Kathy Mueller at the Thunder Bay Airport on Dec. 1. The Iraqi family has moved to London, Ont. to be closer to extended family members.

Donating KD

Camie Gray of Iron Range Bus Lines (top left) accepted a case of Kraft Dinner from Jesse Csuzdi as he left Safeway on Saturday morning. Iron Range's buses proved very useful for hauling away the large amount of non-perishable food items donated during this year's “Stuff-a-Cruiser” campaign.

Addressing rally

Couchiching Chief Brian Perrault addressed a rally on Parliament Hill last Thursday about the mercury poisoning at the Grassy Narrow First Nation. About 50 years ago, a mill dumped mercury upstream from the Treaty #3 First Nation and the reserve's children are showing signs that the neurotoxin is still affecting the community to this day.

Muskie girls tea

Ellayna Kabel helped to clear some dishes off of table during the Muskie girls' hockey team's annual tea and bake sale held Saturday afternoon at the Fort High cafeteria. Members of the team served sandwiches, desserts, tea, and coffee to raise funds for the program. The event also featured a penny table.

Ryll #2

Jaykob Ryll had the pleasure of meeting retired Edmonton Eskimos' wide receiver Henry “Gizmo” Williams during his time with the NISSAN Kickoff Project in Edmonton last month.

Ryll #1

Muskie football player Jaykob Ryll posed for a photo with a fellow NISSAN Kickoff Project player during the exhibition game held the day before the Grey Cup in Edmonton back in November. Ryll was part of Team Midnight, which won the game by a 23-17 margin over Team TITAN Pro-41.