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— Photo Jamie Mountain

Dylan Tessier of Devlin, left, and Summer Kardal of Thunder Bay got some big air during the MX3 Beginner race on Saturday afternoon. Tessier nabbed top spot on the podium in the division on both Saturday and Sunday.

— Photo Jamie Mountain

Kevin Gemmell of the Dawson Tigers was just a few seconds too late in making a play at home plate to stop this Sight & Sound Wolves run from scoring during his squad's 13-11 loss last Thursday night in Rainy River District Fastball League action at VanJura. The league's annual all-star game is set to go tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in Manitou Rapids.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Fun in the Sun committee members Cathy Richards, left, and Cynthia Donald, right, shared smiles after Mayor June Caul, centre, handed them a Moffat Family Fund cheque for $15,000 to be put towards Canada Day activities at the Point during yesterday evening's council meeting. Seventeen groups received cheques from a pot of approximately $93,000. The Moffat Fund is aimed at the funding organizations that enhance the well being of children in their communities.

— Photo Jamie Mountain

Heather Leishman of the Fort Frances Mud Dogs was just unable to make a catch on a pop fly near first base during her squad's 13-13 tie with the Fort Frances Her-icanes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action on Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. The Mud Dogs are slated to face the Manitou T-Birdies tonight in another make-up game.

— Photo Jamie Mountain

Landon Flinders of Fort Frances led the way as he left his competition in the dust during the 85cc age seven-11 category race on Saturday afternoon that was part of the Superior Dirt Riders' doubleheader held at the Emo Motocross Course. The local rider claimed top spot in the division both Saturday and Sunday as part of an impressive showing.

The gastroenteritis outbreak in the Special Care Unit (SCU) at Rainycrest Long Term Care remains in effect for the Special Care Unit as well as the east and west units of the home.

All admissions, transfers, discharges and social activities are cancelled until further notice.

All visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers and are asked to restrict their visits to the resident's room only, and refrain from visiting in common areas or with other residents.

With Canada Day and local Fun in the Sun celebrations less than a week away, organizers of the annual Canada Day parade here are still welcoming participants with open arms.

The event, put on by the Rainy River Future Development Corporation, will again take to the streets on Monday morning, and RRFDC tourism and events co-ordinator Emma Dykstra said there's still time to be a part of the celebrations.

“There is no deadline,” Dykstra said.