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— Photo Sam Odrowski

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

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.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Suzy Wilde of “Dirty Dishes” broke out the washboard for a couple of numbers last Wednesday evening at the Townshend Theatre during a concert to close out Tour de Fort's 2017-18 season. The trio of talented musicians played guitars, rhythm sticks, fiddle, and even kazoos. To get a 2018-19 series passport, visit

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Gale Hyatt was one of the many people who got into their 1890 era costume for the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's “Gold Rush Gala” at the Emo Arena on Saturday night.

Organizers were impressed by the number of people who got into costume for the event. In fact, it seemed more like a Western saloon throughout the event with 1890-themed decorations spread across the venue.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

A flock of geese took flight over a section of the Rainy River along downtown Emo earlier this month. With warmer weather on the horizon, multiple flocks of geese are passing through on their annual migration north.

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.