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McKay chosen as PC candidate

Following a marathon day of meetings and balloting, Kenora city councillor and sawmill manager Rod McKay was elected Saturday as the Progressive Conservative candidate for Kenora-Rainy River for the Oct. 6 provincial election.

He defeated fellow Kenora Coun. Louis Roussin, who had a background in risk-management for the forestry industry, insurance, real estate, and development.

Summer fun

Jodi McGinnis led an energetic group in Zumba—an aerobics-dance hybrid—during Weechi-it-te-win Family Services’ third-annual Children’s Summer Institute at Abinoojii Aki (“The children’s land”) in La Vallee yesterday afternoon. The three-day program included horse rides, a “Fear Factor” game, crafts, and self-esteem and leadership workshops from Turtle Concepts.

Shelter volunteer to be honoured

The Rainy River District Women’s Shelter of Hope will lose a longtime volunteer from its board this year but Cecile Davidson is being honoured with an award for her two decades of service.

She will receive the 2011 Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association’s 20 Years of Distinguished Service Recognition Award, which will be presented Oct. 29 in Niagara Falls.

Backwards shot

Rendez-Vous Voyageurs’ captain Shane Beckett sent the ball sailing over his head during the men’s final last Thursday. His team, comprised mostly of players under 18, eventually fell 2-0 to Manitou Forest Products.