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Festival deadline this Friday

The entry deadline for the 2019 Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts is this Friday (Feb. 22).

Entry forms can be found on the “Forms, Fees and Resources” page of their website (ff-festival.com) and at the back of the syllabus.

The updated syllabus also has been posted on the site.

Festival competition will begin in April, with the dates as follows:

Legion Ladies meet

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on Feb. 13, with 28 members in attendance.

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by president Alfreda Easton, and the minutes of the Jan. 9 general meeting and the Feb. 6 executive meeting were read and approved.

The charter was draped in honour of two of our recently-departed members.

Health unit wants equity

The Northwestern Health Unit is launching its new “Health Equity Matters” campaign this month.

The purpose of the campaign is to highlight the root causes of poor health and empower people and communities to improve health equity in our region.

Health equity means that everyone has what they need to reach their best health.

Snowmobiler killed

A local man was killed in a snowmobile collision in northeastern Minnesota on Saturday.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday that Melvyn MacDonald, 35, of Fort Frances, crashed into a tree and died.

He was riding with a group on the Cook Area Snowmobile Trail near Buyck, roughly 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Ely.

Woman attacked by animal

On Feb. 7 around 7:05 p.m., the Red Lake OPP received a report of an animal attack from staff at the Red Lake Margaret-Cochenour Memorial Hospital in Red Lake.

A 38-year-old female had attended the hospital with wounds to her legs, indicating she had been attacked by a “large black dog-like animal.”

Police name crash victim

On Monday around 2:30 p.m., the Kenora OPP received a report of a three-vehicle collision at the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 596.

The driver of the passenger vehicle, who was the lone occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver was identified as Katherine Pidgursky, 38, of Buchanan, Sask.