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Team Canada

Thunder Bay's Megan and Kory Carr, along with Stratton natives Jackie McCormick and Trevor Bonot, were given an enthusiastic send-off at the Stratton Recreation Centre on Saturday night as the Canadian mixed curling champions prepare to head to Champéry, Switzerland next month for the world championships.

Gathering stories

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George, left, local historian Sandra Brunetta, and museum volunteer Maxine Hayes discussed plans to chronicle older residents' memories about growing up here yesterday. Not only will Brunetta be interviewing individuals but she also is encouraging families to do this themselves.

Elephant walking

An elephant walked past Lovsia Noonan's tour group during a safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana. The group also saw zebras, giraffes, impalas, hippos, baboons, and sable antelopes, among other animals.

Class reunion

Anita Makarchuk, Carla Galbraith, Teresa McFayden, Andrea Avis, Mary-Kay Kerber-French, Gail Roach-Leforte, and Deb Kemp hammed it up during a class reunion for all Fort Frances High School Grade 12 attendees from 1976-78 that was held Saturday and Sunday at Sunny Cove Camp. A registration/warm-up gathering opened the weekend festivities Friday evening at Flint House.

Bridge funding

Local MP Don Rusnak, third from left, was in Rainy River last Thursday to announce more than $13 million in federal funding for a joint Canada-U.S. project to replace the international bridge at Rainy River-Baudette. The project involves the design and construction of a new bridge and the removal of the existing one, which is at the end of its service life.

SYR canoe

Stewardship Youth Rangers Liam Quast, left, Ashtyn Dokuchie, Caleb Henderson, and Andrew Loney paddled the Log River near Caliper Lake, practising their canoe strokes from their ORCKA Basic Level II training.