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A group of workers at La Verendrye Hospital held a rally late yesterday morning in support of the 75,000 hospital workers who want to bargain fairly. Similar rallies were scheduled across Ontario, including at the health centres in Emo and Rainy River, to support the “Together for Respect” campaign co-ordinated by CUPE, SIEU, and Unifor. Hospital workers are looking to negotiate a contract without concessions, with a modest wage increase and stronger workplace violence protections.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Larry Hands pictured attending the 50th-anniversary celebration of Confederation College here last month. He took the Health Care Aide Program and graduated in 1981, leading to his current employment at Rainycrest.

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Cathy Richard, left, and Christine Denby (above) had the audience howling during Fort Frances Little Theatre's production of “Calendar Girls” at Knox United Church while Cynthia Donald, at right, posed in her outfit for the photo shoot.

The play was about a group of ladies from the Women Institute who want to raise money for their local hospital and do so by selling a provocative calendar featuring themselves.

In keeping with the play, Fort Frances Little Theatre donated a portion of the proceeds to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care.

The production ran from April 12-15.

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Live music entertained hundreds of “Gold Rush Gala” attendees on Saturday night. There was no shortage of singers and guitar players on the lineup, with music playing non-stop until late in the night.

Money raised from this event will support the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's efforts to install a new building at the Emo fairgrounds.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Nancy Daley-Fulton was one of the many speakers at the Emo Legion for the Rainy River “Ag Days” event held Friday. She spoke about destigmatizing mental health in the field of agriculture and explained how people are just as susceptible to have mental health issues as they are to having any other illness.

An inspired Dryden GM Ice Dogs' squad doubled the Thunder Bay North Stars 4-2 last night in Game 4 of their best-of-seven SIJHL final at the Fort William Gardens.

The series is tied 2-2 heading into Game 5 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Arena in Dryden.

Game 6 is slated for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. back in Thunder Bay.

Game 7, if necessary, will be go Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Dryden.

The Children's Theatre Company has been on a three-month tour of the play, “Seedfolks,” performing in Minnesota, Nebraska, and New York.

The show will be presented on the Backus stage in International Falls next Thursday (April 26) at 7 p.m. (note the date change from early marketing efforts).

Tickets are on sale at the Backus Community Center and City Drugs in the Falls, Betty's in Fort Frances, and J&D Foods in Littlefork.