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Trail fees waived for fall recreation

Autumn is a perfect time to use the ski trails, so to encourage people to get out in the fresh air and stay active, the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club has waived trail fees for hiking, until ski and snowshoe season begins.

The chalet will remain closed, but seating and a fire pit are available for responsible use, and an outhouse is available near the chalet.

Lakers hockey team seeks local billet families

About 22 Fort Frances Lakers hockey players, ages 17 to 20 are looking for billet families to host them during the upcoming season, from mid October to mid March. Training camp starts next week.

Shauna-Leigh Carlson, a billet coordinator, said because this is a community supported team, they need families to come out and help support their community with their hockey team.

Emo Legion rolls out the carpet for carpet bowling

The Royal Canadian Legion in Emo opened for carpet bowling season, the first week of September. After the seniors finish playing, they all gather – while physically distanced – for a luncheon meal.

With COVID-19, all seniors play with their masks on and use different sanitized woods to push the balls along the carpet.

Local runner ready to start community running club

Tie up your shoes and stretch those quads, one local woman is ready to bring running to the masses.

Lori Leduc is a relatively new resident, most recently from Red Deer, Alta., who moved to town to be closer to her family, and in doing so has brought her years of running and coaching experience to both the United Native Friendship Centre (UNFC) and the general public at large.