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'Wellness Day'

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.

New west-end business

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.

Spiking Eagles

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.

Fully engulfed

A garage was engulfed in flames Monday morning at an Off Lake residence. Firefighters did respond to the blaze but ultimately the structure was destroyed by the flames. No one injuries were reported and the cause was not known as of press time.

'Nerd' fun

Janelle (last name not provided) was among the group of local teens who played the popular role-playing game, “Dungeons & Dragons," last Wednesday evening during "Nerd Night" in the Shaw Community Hub at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. "Nerd Night" runs each Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Touring facility

Seven Generations Education Institute CEO Brent Tookenay, left, took local MP Don Rusnak on a tour of the new facility currently still under construction last Thursday. Tookenay showed him the inside of the building and discussed the plans for the new school moving forward. Tookenay said its doors should open in six-eight weeks.

Alzheimer Awareness Month

Rainy River Mayor Deb Ewald, left, and Mary O'Connor, client services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, got ready to raise the Alzheimer Society flag on Thursday to mark January as “Alzheimer Awareness Month" in the Town of Rainy River. Missing from the photo is Marlene McNally, who recently fell and broke her leg.

Career planning

Grade 8 students Ethan Barker, left, Brennan Taschuk, and Garrett Paull participated in an exercise Monday morning related to employer expectations while Bridget McGinnis, the communications and outreach co-ordinator for the Northern Community Development Services (NCDS), was visiting the class. The lesson was part of the “Career Planning Series” taking place at St.

Gillon at podium

Geoff Gillon, executive director of the Rainy River Future Development Corp., thanked FedNor for its investment of $2.25 million into the RRFDC following local MP Don Rusnak's announcement at Curvy Chick here on Thursday afternoon.