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Pulled out

A pickup truck was pulled out of Rainy Lake near the Noden Causeway on Sunday. As reported in Monday’s Daily Bulletin, the truck—hauling a trailer with a load of flooring—was travelling on an ice road when it went through near the “Five Mile” dock at Couchiching First Nation. The driver and passenger were unharmed, and the vehicle, trailer, and debris were recovered by a local towing company.

Hansen relay

Marie Major of Devlin brought her “friends” along as she participated as a medal bearer in the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay when it passed through Dryden on Friday.

New Year’s baby

Weighing in at seven pounds, six oz., Elsie Faith Nighswander was the district’s New Year’s baby for 2012 after being born Jan. 5 at 12:19 p.m. at La Verendrye Hospital here. Proud parents are David and Pauline Nighswander of Barwick, along with big sister, Sylvia, three. Ironically, David was the district’s New Year’s baby 33 years ago when he was born in Emo.

Steep climb

Jim Badiuk, owner of Badiuk Equipment here, trailered this large boat out to British Columbia earlier this week after selling it to a man in Victoria and then having to deliver it. He reported a few hills in the Rocky Mountains like this one were slippery and snowy, but he just took them slow (up them was 30 m.p.h. for a half-hour and down them was 30 m.p.h. for a half-hour).

Emergency Response Team training

The OPP’s North West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) will be conducting three days of training exercises in Fort Frances starting Sunday. This photo shows what the officers will look like as the uniforms will be different than those they wear on regular duty. The public can expect to see the officers in the community, especially in the west end of town.

Mural project

“Timmy’s World,” a large-scale mural installation created by Harvey Revus, Chase Badiuk, Cameron Cawston, Julia Cawston, Jordyn Ahrens, Jada Eide, Kennedi Handberg, Emma Smith, and Max Sovereign, will be put up at the ’52 Canadians Arena sometime this fall.

Roasting marshmallows

Davis Wielinga and Tyrell Kempf roasted marshmallows to make s’mores earlier this month during a summer learning program called “Camp Read S’More” at St. Michael’s here. The two-week program, a pilot project run by the Ministry of Education which focused on literacy, saw 12 students participate.

Falcon sighting

This peregrine falcon was spotted this past July 20 perched at AbitibiBowater kraft mill by local resident, Kevin Marusyk, who was able to capture the rare bird of prey with his camera. The birds are considered a species at risk provincially and federally, decades after the species’ population collapse back in the 1960s due pesticides such as DDT interfering with their reproductive process.