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Stephanie Hagenaars

Walk for Alzheimer's

About 50 people gathered at the Sorting Gap Marina for the annual “Walk for Alzheimer's” on Saturday, hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River District. The walk began at 11 a.m. following a quick warm-up, with participants having the option of walking one km to the hospital and back or two km to Point Park and back.

Packed square

Rainy Lake Square was packed Thursday evening for the concert by renowned children's entertainer Fred Penner. Kids of all ages, as well as adults, gathered in the square and got as close as they could to see the family favourite sing old popular tunes and new singles. Fort Frances rockers Kings of None will be performing at the square next on July 12.

Emergency exercise

The Town of Fort Frances Airport and Fire/Rescue Services took part in an emergency exercise this morning at the Fort Frances Airport grounds. Fire Chief Tyler Moffitt said the exercise was a simulation of a plane crash that took place in an open field just southwest of the airport tarmac.

Rickford eager to serve constituents

Newly-elected MPP Greg Rickford is eager to serve the people of Kenora-Rainy River and turn issues into opportunities.

“All too often up here in Northern Ontario we say we've got issues,” Rickford said during a media scrum at his election night headquarters in Kenora on Thursday after topping local NDP candidate Glen Archer by almost 2,200 votes.