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Safe disposal

Ann Hinton, operations manager of Winnipeg-based CleanHarbors Environmental Services Inc., sorted through paint cans at the Public Works building during the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Day on Saturday, which saw district residents line up along Fifth Street West to drop off everything from oil to turpentine.

Making Terry proud

After a cold, wet morning, the sun managed to shine through Sunday afternoon as Marj Katerick led the crowd in this year’s Terry Fox Run. Katerick was the top fundraiser again this year, hitting her goal of $2,008. In the almost 15 years that she has participated, Katerick alone has raised more than $20,000.

Housing tour

Members of the Rainy River District Social Services Board toured Elizabeth Manor and Lady Frances Place here yesterday evening to see the numerous projects maintenance staff have been working on to refurbish the apartment buildings, including repainting, updating balconies, and replacing carpets, floor tiles, and ceiling tiles.

Blood clinic

A Canadian Blood Services clinic assistant prepped Dave Gosman, who’s given blood more than 60 times over his life, to donate “the gift of life” once again late yesterday afternoon during the first day of the fall blood clinic at Fort Frances High School. The clinic wraps up today from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m.

In anticipation

#1 and #2 fans Rebecca Sokoliuk, left, and Jessica Kaun watched with rapt attention and anticipation as Mitch MacDonald hit the stage for the season finale of “Canadian Idol” last night during the party in the lounge at La Place Rendez-Vous. Although he placed second to Theo Tams, the pair, along with their friends, still are eager for a CD release from their favourite “Idol.”

Finding a hole

Matt DePiero looked to break through a wall of defenders during a special teams practice at Muskie Field last week. The black-and-gold lost their opener of the WHSFL season 30-21 to the Garden City Collegiate Fighting Gophers last Friday, but get back at it this Friday when they host the Kenora Broncos at 2 p.m.

Canine GPS

“Ride for Memories” participant Larry Morden of MacKenzie Island was taking no chances about not finding his way back home Saturday, bringing along his four-legged GPSs. “Blue,” the Golden lab, and “Rusty” (hiding on the floor) recently completed a round trip to the Yukon with their master.

Cattle sale

A good cattleman knows just where to stand to get the animal to go where he wants. The new all-steel penning worked very well at the Stratton sales barn on Saturday despite the rain making the alley-ways “rather soupy.” Canvas over the gates kept the animals from getting spooked by activity in front of them as they waited in the line to enter the sales ring.

Born to be wild

Ron Campbell and his dog, “Sweet Pea,” were dressed to match Saturday for the local Alzheimer Society’s sixth-annual “Ride for Memories.” And though Sweet Pea was a little shy of the camera at first, she was ready for her close-up in the end.