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— Photo Jamie Mountain

Greta Fedoruk looked to spike the ball over the outstretched arms of a Dryden Eagles' opponent during the Muskie junior girls' volleyball team's 3-1 win Tuesday afternoon at Fort High. The first-place Muskies had a perfect 6-0 record in NorWOSSA play heading into this afternoon's match against the visiting Kenora Broncos, with the outcome not known as of press time.

— Photo Duane Hicks

The drive-thru oil change facility is up at the future site of the Great Canadian Oil Change at King's Highway (just west of Boston Pizza). The businesses will sit vacant until its utilities (electricity, gas, sewer, and water) are installed in the spring, after which time it will be open for business. Meanwhile, the nearby Super 8 Motel is building an expansion on the north side of the current structure.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Early Learning students at St. Francis School worked together to make wellness posters during the school's “Wellness Day” yesterday. The whole school participated and the event ran all day, with each class cycling through various wellness activities such as yoga, hand drumming, meditation, and medicine teachings. The goal of the event was to teach students about mental health, how to take care of themselves, and use strategies for dealing with stress.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Curvy Chick owner Jennifer Horton hosted local MP Don Rusnak at her Scott Street business Thursday afternoon for an announcement regarding a FedNor investment of $2.25 million for the Rainy River Future Development Corp. Following the announcement, she spoke of her experience opening Curvy Chick six years ago through a small loan provided by the RRFDC. See story, more photos on A3.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Rainy River Future Development Corp. chairman Gordon Armstrong spoke about the RRFDC before calling up local MP Don Rusnak, who announced Thursday afternoon that the federal government will be investing $2.25 million into the RRFDC. The investment will help support the RRFDC's ongoing operations over the next five years, as well as provide loans to new businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board would like to confirm that in conjunction with the $15 million provincial investment in capital that is proceeding across the district as listed below, a review of the current service delivery model was completed.

  • $2.4 million (Rainy River) for retrofit/addition to existing high school—JK to Grade 12

—addition of child care centre 39 spaces (15 toddler and 24 pre-school)

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on Jan. 9, with 24 members in attendance.

The meeting was brought to order at 7 p.m. by president Alfreda Easton.

Minutes from the Dec. 12 general meeting and the Jan. 2 executive meeting were read and approved.

An initiation and welcome to Janet Fedoruk as a new member.

There also was the reinstatement of Kathy Bois (welcome back and congrats on your retirement).