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Rt. Hon. John Turner (front-left) with LOWWSF Directors Polly Craik (front right), Tony Stephens (back right) and Executive Director Todd Sellers (back -left) on Lake of the Woods near Kenora. Turner was a staunch supporter of the Boundary Waters watershed.

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And they’re off! The first riders hit the road, above, in the first annual Redrum Motorcycle Club charity poker run. Bikers and volunteers gathered on Saturday at the Rainy River First nations Clubhouse, to raise funds for charity and enjoy a beautiful fall ride. The weather co-operated, and participants were all smiles. Below, Will Taylor, Mya Taylor and Aiyana Cochrane help out at the canteen. The event also had a barbecue, 50/50 draw and was honoured by opening remarks and prayers by Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. The Redrum Motorcycle Club is a First Nations club of motorcycle enthusiasts, which is committed to serving its communities and lifting up those in need.

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Jeff and Shelby Gustafson won these beautiful trophies hand crafted by Steve Hanson. The third time was the charm for the pair, as they learned the lake and worked their way up through the standings over the years.

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Home grown

Annie van Rozen, co-owner of A.G. Produce, shows her freshly grown sweet potatoes to Wilma Wielinga, at her pop-up market in Emo on Saturday. This weekend will likely be the last market date for the producers. Shoppers can also shop at the online store, while supplies last.

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Members of the Redrum Motorcycle Club joined with other motorcycle enthusiasts at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre parking lot on Friday night for a show and shine movie night. The bikers were able to visit with each other before a showing of The Incredibles 2 and The Wild Ones. Due to the provincial government re-imposing tighter indoor and outdoor gathering restrictions, keep your eyes on the Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to stay up to date on future movie nights.

The Northwestern Health Unit reports three new symptomatic COVID-19 cases in the past week - two in Sioux Lookout and one in the Dryden Red Lake area.

Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, medical officer of health at the Northwestern Health Unit, said these cases include cases on First Nation communities, as well as cases in schools. One of the three cases is travel-related.

The Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) sent Education Minister Stephen Lecce a letter requesting more funding to secure the enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) and to support other modifications to support remote learning costs.