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It's Official!

About 50 people gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Rainy River First Nations Solar Farm near Pinewood last Thursday! After speeches the ribbon was officially cut by RRFN Chief Jim Leonard in front of thousands of solar panels! From l. to r., Destiny Sadewasser, Pat Madigan-Terrma Capital Company, Matt O’Brien-Connor-Clark and Lunn, Grand Chief Warren White, RRFN Chief Jim Leonard, Dean Wilson RRFN Mgr., Matt Soprovich-Rep. Sarah Campbell, MPP, Mike Pentsone-VP Network Development & Regional Planning-HydroOne and Emma Wilson.

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Spring kixsters!

The Rainy River-Lake of the Woods Just for Kix dancers put on a spectacular Spring show recently to wind up their year. From l. to r., Wee Kix dancers, Miigwan Tom, Alexis Dawson, Alyce Lebrasseur, Hannah Fish, Bailey Husbands, Kayman Sonstegard and Kennedy Mosher.

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Traffic on the Rainy River-Baudette International Bridge saw delays last Wednesday when this truck's load hit the bridge causing some damage to the super-structure. Delays were limited to one lane for about an hour while the situation was resolved.
–Ken Johnston photo

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Intense drama!

Owl Theatre entertained crowds last Thursday and Friday with their production of Arsenic and Old Lace. It can be clearly seen here how intense the actors were with Mortimer (Jeff Marchuk) looking lovingly into Elaine's (Abbie Pearson) eyes while Abby (Emily O'Connor) and Martha (Taylor Armstrong) look on.

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All Ontario bound!

RRHS senior, Hayley Arpin, left, won a gold medal in girls singles last Thursday's NWOSSAAs in Thunder Bay. Next stop All Ontarios! She is seen here with her coach, and father, Guy Arpin.

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NORWOSSA Medalists!

Rainy River High School sent nine students to NORWOSSA Badminton Championships in Sioux Lookout last Thursday. Five returned with medals. From left to right, Madison Brown, silver in junior girls singles; Bethany Sinninghe, gold in junior girls singles; Hayley Arpin, gold in senior girls singles; and Kendra Moen and Braydon Kreger, silver in senior mixed doubles. Missing from photo is Jr. Coach Tiffany Rittau and Sr. Coach Guy Arpin.

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Easter Bunny fun!

Brianna Grey, 4, shows one of the many eggs she found at the 9th Annual Rainy River Easter Egg Hunt this past Saturday. In addition to the hunt kids enjoyed many games/activities at the RR Recreation Centre.

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The Bell Tower

While Bell Canada has yet to release details on when it will begin offering cell service in the Rainy River area, it appears that its new tower on Government Road is just about completed. Crews were on hand running tests last Thursday.

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Ooey Gooey Fun!

Belle Holmes, was one of about 35 kids and parents that attended the Do One Thing Day at the Rainy River Recreation Centre during spring break last Wednesday. Due to the warmer weather most outdoor winter activities were cancelled but they enjoyed indoor fun such as playing with slime. They also were treated to healthy snacks and lunch.

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Water lines a popping!

The Rainy River town crew was busy last week, but not the kind of busy they would have liked! They spendtall day Monday fixing a water break on Sixth Street. Then with a big warm up on Tuesday the frost moved again in a big way and popped another line on Main Street, forcing the closure of the top block for most of the day on Wednesday. It is definately the price we pay when there is little snowcover and wide temperature swings. We had a warm January, bitter cold February and now a very mild March.

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