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2006 Images

Fish study

Students from Carleton University in Ottawa, led by Dr. Steven Cooke, right, examined a bass during the Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic at LaBelle’s Birch Point Camp over the weekend. The group was monitoring behavior, stress levels, and examining the external features of fish caught in live-release tournaments. Several bass also were tagged with a radio-tracking device for further research.

Bagging bass

Local angler Jason Cain held the bag as his partner, Davis Viehbeck, loaded in the five bass they caught on Day 2 of the Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic, which was held at LaBelle’s Birch Point Camp over the weekend.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

And they’re off!

Marj Katerick was one of the dozen Borderland Bicycle Club members who particpated in the inaugural “Road River Ramble” on Sunday afternoon. Leaving from the parking lot near the water tower on McIrvine Road, the group made their way either 25 km or 50 km (for the die-hards) along Highway 602 and back. There also were snacks, drinks and prizes. The club meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Keeping up the fight

CIBC employees Wendy Crowe, left, Nancy Green, and Iris Gerhard were among those who particpated in the CIBC “Run for the Cure” here Sunday morning starting at the Sorting Gap Marina. The group of 31 bank employees, including their families and friends, made the trek to Pither’s Point and back in the nation-wide fundraiser for breast cancer. The local CIBC branch raised $1,250.

Clean shoreline

Crossroads student Sam Myslicki, left, kept track of the waste items collected by Samantha Stahn and Alyssa Mutz last Wednesday as the students took part in the “Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up” hosted by the Rainy River First Nation’s Watershed Program.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

School walk

Students at St. Francis School walked for a cure yesterday as they participated in their annual Terry Fox Run. Students walked around the track behind the school for 30 minutes. —Melanie Béchard photo

Bass champs

John Guzej, left, and Ted Stewner of Winnipeg held up their winning bag of bass (with the help of tournament organizer Jody Shypit, right) at the fifth-annual Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic at LaBelle’s Birch Point Camp yesterday. The anglers earned $5,000 for their first-place finish. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Coffee time

Linda Moen put out another plate of goodies for guests to enjoy during the Alzheimer Society’s “Coffee Break” yesterday at the Treasure Chest. Everyone was encouraged to drop by, have coffee and dainties, and make a donation to the Kenora/Rainy River District Alzheimer's Society. Coffee and dainties were provide by the Treasure Chest and Tess's Catering.

Keeping it clean

Crossroads’ Grade 7/8 students combed the shore of the Rainy River in La Vallee yesterday as part of the “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.” Other cleanups took place in Rainy River and Barwick earlier this week while another is scheduled to take place in Manitou Rapids today and in Emo tomorrow. —Heather Ogilvie photo

For all the marbles

Rob Crowe putted during the playoff at the Kitchen Creek club championship on Sunday. Crowe defeated Gerry Hercun and Greg Ward in a three-way playoff to capture the title.

—Alex Cruickshank photo