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Filling sandbags

Volunteers took advantage of the Town Crew's ingenuity when filling sandbags over the weekend. The Crew invented a filling funnel device utilizing pylons. People held the bags... the town crew dumped sand into them. Word was the people tying couldn't always keep up with the filling of the bags.

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Dock barely visible

The deck of the "Big Dock" or Govt. Dock, was barely visible Sunday morning.

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Up a bit

This photo taken Sunday morning around 11 a.m. shows a slight rise in water overnight. However, heavy rain was forecast all day Sunday.

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Big dock surrounded

This is a photo of the Big Dock (Govt. Dock) surrounded by water at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Dock under water

All one can see of this dock is the bench that is on it. The homeowner's dock is completely submerged.

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Creeping closer

The Rainy River is slowly creeping towards the road, having swallowed up much of Hannam Park. This photo was taken at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Hwy 11 washed out

Highway 11, just east of Tribe Rock, east of Emo, Ontario washed out this morning. Heavy Rains have creeks, rivers and lakes burgeoning. Traffic was rerouted on Hwy 602 between Emo and Fort Frances as Hwy. 11 was closed.

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Supporting a friend

Students and staff of Riverview Elementary School formed two Relay for Life teams called Mac Attack #1 and Mac Attack #2 in a show of support for their teacher, colleague and friend, Mike McInerney who is currently fighting cancer.

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Candid discussion

Three of the four candidates for Kenora-Rainy River Riding attended an All Candidates Meeting in Stratton last Thursday evening. Fr. l. to r., Randy Nickle-Progressive Conservative candidate, Sarah Campbell-New Democratic Party candidate (incumbent) and Anthony Leek-Liberal Candidate. Green Party candidate Tim McKillop was unable to attend.

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Special quilts

Last Friday the Kenora-Rainy River Alzheimer Society's Touch Quilt Project presented six more quilts to residents at the Rainy River Long Term Care Facility. Fr. l. to r., Geraldine Blight-Quilter, Marilyn Hansen-RR LTC Activity Coordinator, Kaylee Jodoin-student nurse, Mary O'Connor-Alz. Society Rep. and Ev Bourre-Quilter.

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