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C.W.L. bags

The Catholic Women's League of St. Mary's Parish here proudly showed off the “Blessing Bags" they packed with donated items last Thursday afternoon at the "Welcome Home” Fort Frances Family Centre.

Hospital workers unite!

La Verendrye hospital workers Sheila Dokuchie, left, Samantha Jewett, middle, and Renae Seheirer were among those who rallied for employers to bargain fairly late Wednesday morning. Hospital workers across Ontario held rallies to pressure employers into negotiating contracts with modest wage increases, stronger workplace violence protections, and no concessions.

Buying burger

Lillian Haugh of Rainy River Meats sold a hamburger to one of the many “Spring Fever Day” attendees who stopped by the Rainy River Meats barbecue on Saturday afternoon. Store employees say the event was a great success as they almost sold out of hamburgers by the end of the day.

Shaving head

Derek Horton was one of the brave souls who had their head shaved by hairdresser Dianne Bonot for the annual “Cuts for Cancer" fundraiser held Saturday afternoon outside the Hair and Body Care Shoppe in Emo as part of "Spring Fever Days” festivities. The event raised close to $3,000 this year that will be donated to the Tamarack House in Thunder Bay.

Car show

Norlund Oil hosted a car show on Saturday in front of its gas station, featuring both classic and newer models of cars, for “Spring Fever Days.” Many cars were showing off what's under the hood, as well, with a number of unique car engines available for people to view.

Line of boats

A stellar lineup of boats were on display during the Tompkins Hardware Boat Show and Solar Display held in conjunction with “Spring Fever Days” in Emo. A variety of boats were set up for display both inside and outside of the Front Street store.

Art table

Shannon Carlson, left, and Pam Carlson MacDonald hosted an art and literature table inside the Emo Legion in conjunction with “Spring Fever Days.” The table featured an array of books and paintings created by the two sisters.

Titan interior

A portion of the new location of Titan Manufacturing is being used to continue to make roof and floor trusses as it has done since 2015. The trusses are made from finished wood that has been machine stress-tested and graded beforehand while glulam manufacturing uses under-utilized wood and cuts out the defects.

Titan machinery

The finger joint machine at Titan Manufacturing is key to the operation, making it possible to manufacture glulam boards from shorter pieces of wood by cutting finger joints in them to create a high-strength longitudinal bond between the pieces.

Hair donation

Emma Rae Pattison took a peek Saturday afternoon as Stacy Kreger of the Hair and Body Care Shoppe in Emo snipped off her locks of hair that will be donated to support someone on their cancer journey. The hair-cutting was part of the salon's annual “Cuts for Cancer” fundraiser that donates proceeds made from hair cuts to the Tamarack House in Thunder Bay.