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2019 Images

'Way of the Cross'

St. Francis students Matthew Strain, left, and Alexa Bagacki hammered nails into a crucifix during the school's interactive Stations of the Cross ceremony this morning. Participating in the Stations of the Cross around Easter time is a common Catholic tradition. There are 14 stations and each one depicts the successive events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion.


Jenna Jarvis has been offering farrier services to farmers throughout the district for about a year now due to shortage of farriers in the area. -Submitted photo

Literary classic

Maya Davis read a selection from “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee on Monday during the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts at Knox United Church. Davis was awarded First Place with Honours in her category for her performance. The annual festival is drawing to a close, with only two more days of adjudicated sessions remaining before the Highlights concert on April 30.

Ness photo

Former Fort Frances Lakers' forward Jaedin Ness will be taking his talents and joining the College of St. Scholastica Saints' hockey program next season. The 21-year-old from Wayzata, Mn. racked up 52 goals and 28 assists over the last two seasons in the SIJHL with the Lakers.

Ship launch

Emo residents Katherine Young launched a personalized ice chunk, dubbed the HMS “Hello,” on Rainy River with her brother, Alexander, on Sunday afternoon. They joined numerous other district residents who were thrilled to get outdoors on Saturday and Saturday.

Beading workshop

Instructor Kim Daley, guided Kayleigh Spiers of the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre along as she strung her beaded craft at the library on Saturday as part of the Métis beading workshop. The event is part of the historical centre's Indigenous Art Workshops that are hosted around the district.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Hockey tryout

Chase Councillor fired a shot on net during a session at the Fort Frances Atom 'AA' Canadians' prospects camp that was held last Monday-Wednesday at “The Duke” Couchiching Arena. Prospective players for the 2019-2020 season were able to showcase all that they could bring to the squad during various drills.

Spring Fever BBQ

Grillmeister Steve Loshaw flipped burgers outside of Rainy River Meats in Emo during “Spring Fever Days” on Saturday. Sunshine and warmer weather helped to draw a crowd to the last day of the annual event after a cold and wintry week.