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Safety award

Site manager Jordie Rheault, left, along with co-chairs of the safety committee, Sandra Tucker and Roger Gerhard, received a safety award for being “One Year Recordable Free” from Ainsworth Barwick president Jim Lake late yesterday morning. The mill celebrated one year of having no injuries occur—a major milestone as it was a first for Ainsworth mills.

That’s sour!

Nine-year-old Julia McManaman, left, didn’t think the lemons were that bad during a “lemon-eating contest” at St. Francis School yesterday as part of the final “Spirit Day” of the year. But her friend, Mikaelah Yerxa, 10, thought they were quite sour—as her facial expression showed. Other activities included a water balloon toss and a relay race.

Outdoor ‘Zumba’

A “Zumba” workout, led by the women from Energy Fitness, was one of three sessions attended by participants at the “Eat Clean: Get it Right and Keep it Tight” workshop Friday at La Place Rendez-Vous here. Those on hand listened to diet guru Tosca Reno in the morning, then moved on to activities on healthy eating and exercise in the afternoon.

Career fair

Garett Macdonald, left, of Rainy River Resources tried out a heavy machinery simulator at the Confederation College booth this morning during the first-annual Career Fair and Training Expo hosted by NCDS, while Steve Youden (a recent graduate of the paramedic program and a student employee at the college) looked on.


Victoria Brandli, six, got a butterfly painted on her face by performer “Emily” on Tuesday afternoon prior to the Shrine Circus at the Memorial Sports Centre. The annual event, which once again featured two shows, had activities for children including pony rides and bouncy slides, as well as treats and toys for purchase.

Goalie speech nets top spot

For Grade 8 student Dylan Ossachuk, speech contests are just another way in which he can entertain the public.

Representing J.W. Walker School for a second-straight year, Ossachuk this time was able to nab first place in the annual Rainy River District Speech Contest last Thursday night at Robert Moore School here with his speech on “The Life of a Goalie.”