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Dave Ogilvie

Library re-opening

Canadian children’s author Rebecca Upjohn was invited to Sturgeon Creek School on Monday to talk about her love of reading and writing. She also took part in the official cutting of the scarf-ribbon inspired by her book, “The Last Loon.”

Adding handprint

Rebecca Upjohn, author of children’s books such as “The Last Loon,” was on hand at the grand re-opening of the Sturgeon Creek School library yesterday. Not only did she cut the official scarf-ribbon inspired by her book, she also added her handprint to the fish canvas that will hang in the library to commemorate the special occasion.

Irish supper slated

The annual St. Patrick’s Day roast beef supper will be held Tuesday, March 17 at St. Patrick’s Church here in Emo.

This year, admission will be by advanced tickets only, which will be available at Gillons’ or from Jo Bragg and Mary Curtis.

The cost is $15 for adults and $6 for kids aged six-12 years (those five and under are free).

Doll collection

Darlene Fletcher was on hand at the Women’s Institute luncheon last week with her extensive doll collection. Those on hand not only enjoyed a fantastic lunch, but also spent time examining these unique dolls. Proceeds from luncheon will go towards the upkeep of the Heritage Museum in Emo.

Ready to ride

Members of “Borealis Sled Dog Adventures” of Vermilion Bay were on hand at the Sturgeon Creek Literacy Day to give all of the students a sled dog ride around the school grounds. Teachers in all grades will use this experience as an inspiration for activities in reading, writing, and discussions about transportation in the Canadian winter.

Laying wreath

Heather Oltsher laid a wreath at the Barwick cenotaph during the Remembrance Day ceremony there yesterday, with ceremonies also conducted at the Stratton, Emo, and Devlin cenotaphs. There also was a church service at the Barwick Hall in the morning, as well as a free-will lunch and then a Remembrance Day dinner at the Emo Legion.

New Gold opening

Robert Gallagher, president and CEO of New Gold, was on hand last Thursday to cut the ribbon at the official opening of the new company office in Emo. Looking on are dignitaries from area First Nations, various municipalities, and district organizations. New Gold now occupies the entire building (formerly The Corner Closet) and can house a staff of 18 people.

Bicycles for humanity

Thanks to so many people from across the district, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Fort Frances was able to send about 200 bikes to the “Bicycles for Humanity” program in Thunder Bay. These gently-used bikes will help improve access to health care, education, food, water, employment, and social opportunities in developing countries around the world.