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Ice fishing brings good times

The second-annual Rainy Lake Ice Fishing Tournament took place Saturday afternoon on Northwest Bay and many of the 250 participants said it was about having a good time.

“I love it,” enthused Chrissy Soderholm, who came to the derby with her husband. “We were here for the first one and it was really neat. It is a lot of fun.”

Elk pick-up back on track

After some unexpected setbacks last week, Mike Solomon, Vic Alberts, and Daryl Gaudry will be back on the road this weekend to pick up the remaining elk that will join the current herd at Cameron Lake next week.

“We are going to be leaving on the weekend and hopefully be returning by Monday,” said Solomon, co-chair of the Northwestern Ontario Elk Restoration Committee (NOERC).

Council to revamp Emo’s Web site

Emo council is considering a new Web site, and it would like to have input from local high school students.

“The new one will be tied in with the Fort Frances Times, which would add better service and requires a name,” noted Emo Reeve Russ Fortier.

“This is the way to market our community,” he stressed.

Couple celebrates 55th anniversary

Last Saturday afternoon (Feb. 17), relatives and friends gathered at the Emo Legion to celebrate the 55th wedding anniversary of longtime residents John (Jim) and Marcine James.

The hall was decorated with two potted plants, at the guest table and registration area, and each table had a lit candle as a centrepiece.