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Kiera Kowalski

Checking out gun

Danny Rea from Devlin inspected a rifle Saturday during the 10th-annual Gun and Hobby Show held at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The gun is fairly old, dating back to the 1940s. The day-long event drew quite a large crowd, with many people travelling in from out of town.

MNR booth

Bob Bird of the local Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office showed off some of the equipment firefighters with the MNFR use at the “Spring into your career” hiring fair last Tuesday at the Copper River Inn. Bird was on hand looking for potential firefighting prospects for next year's season.

Birthday game

Yvonne Chambers placed a clothes pin on the date she bet would win at the Riverside Health Care Foundation's annual spring ladies' luncheon. This year the theme was “Birthday Bash” in celebration of the Foundation's 20th anniversary. As such, all the games at the lunch held Sunday at the Robert Moore School gym were birthday-themed.

Hiring fair deemed a success

The “Spring into your career” hiring fair, held last Tuesday at the Copper River Inn here, is being deemed a success.

“Overall, I was happy with how everything turned out,” said Sarah Marusyk, marketing co-ordinator at NCDS, which hosted the 3-7 p.m. event in partnership with the Rainy River Future Development Corp. (RRFDC) and the Northwest Training and Adjustment Board.

McHappy Day

Kim Lindstrom of McDonald's handed Laura Bailey her Big Mac meal last Wednesday during this year's “McHappy Day.” McDonald's donated $1 for every Big Mac, hot beverage, and Happy Meal purchased that day to the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton. The local franchise raised $2,455 in all.

Gun show

Paul Bouvier of Fort Frances, along with Roger and Darleen Nordlund of Dryden, shared neighbouring booths Saturday at the 10th-annual Gun and Hobby Show at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The three have been coming to the show every year it has been put on.


Danielle Bruyere grilled some hotdogs as Arlene Tucker assisted her in wrapping them up during Weechi-it-te-win Family Service's barbecue in support of children's mental health and well-being held Friday in conjunction with Mental Health Week. The event was hoping to attract a few hundred people similar to last year.

Fancy hats

Pam Williams of 4 Your Pets and Jennifer Horton of Curvy Chick donned fancy, homemade hats for the annual spring ladies' luncheon hosted by the Riverside Foundation for Health Care on Sunday at the Robert Moore School gym. Throughout the lunch, a panel of judges evaluated everyone's hats, with Horton taking home the prize for prettiest one.