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Girl's T-shirt

This T-shirt is similar to the one Delaine Copenace was wearing the last time she was seen in the evening hours of Feb. 27 in downtown Kenora. Citizens in all areas of the region as being asked to check personal property, yards, and outbuildings. Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is urged to call the OPP.

Chalkboard art

Caren Fagerdahl was among the participants in “Chalkboard Art,” an arts program for ages 12 and up led by Jennifer Coats on Saturday at the Fort Frances Museum. A workshop on “pysanky” (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating), led by Lindsay Hamilton, will be held there this Saturday from 1-4 p.m., with the fee being $5. Call 274-7891 to register.

Red Cross Month

Mayor Roy Avis was flanked by PDA responder Sheri DeGagne and DM co-ordinator Keri Rafter while raising the Red Cross flag at the Civic Centre on Tuesday to kick off Red Cross Month here. The local branch is located in Dryden but serves the entire Rainy River District.

Portraits galore

The new exhibit, “Portrait Photography: A View in the Past,” is now up at the Fort Frances Museum. The exhibit, which is divided up into categories such as facial hair, wedding photos, and much more, will run through to the end of April.

Late departure

This robin was spotted in town this week. But while our milder than normal winter so far may have enticed it to hang around, the bird may regret its decision when a blast of Arctic air hits Borderland starting tomorrow.

New Year’s baby

Shawna Jones proudly held her daughter who was the first baby born in Rainy River District in 2016. The newborn, who was not named as of press time, arrived on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 8:55 a.m. at La Verendrye Hospital here, weighing in at nine pounds, five oz. Each year, gifts and gift baskets are provided for the New Year’s baby by local merchants.

Kind donation

Judy Koski, from the Church of the Lutheran Hour, handed over a donation to Corrine Colvin of the Rainy River District Women’s Shelter of Hope on Sunday. The congregation there held a drive, collecting slippers, robes, pajamas, and personal needs items for those staying at the shelter.

Burning truck

A fuel truck collided with a CN train around 7:30 a.m. yesterday at the crossing on Highway 11 in the Township of Chapple. The collision resulted in the fuel truck erupting into flames but the driver, who hailed from Minnesota, was able to escape injury. The highway was closed for several hours before re-opening late last night.

Rainycrest sale

Wanda Johnson, from the Emo Health Centre’s activation program, displayed a variety of items she and Hannah Nussbaumer donated to raise funds during the “Vendor Blender” sale Saturday at Rainycrest. The proceeds went to the activation program and to a local family in desperate need of a new furnace.