–Ken Kellar photo

Dozens of young dancers took to the field during the warm-up portion of Friday evening during Couchiching First Nation’s annual powwow that ran from June 23 to 25, 2023. Friday night also featured the princess and brave pageants. While rainy weather was a near constant throughout the weekend event, organizers […]

—Daniel Adam photo

Fort High Intermediate held an all-day baseball tournament yesterday, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, with principal Shane Bliss’s team coming out on top, winning the championship game 2-1. Special thanks to Rochelle Yeo who organized the tournament.

- Daniel Adam photo

It was a full weekend of drum, dance and celebration as Rainy River First Nations heldtheir annual powwow from June 16 to 18, 2023, at the powwow grounds on Highway 71. For more photos from the event, see B8.

- Submitted photo

Ty Stafford and Tori Pollard, above, along with the grade 12 students at Rainy River High School, celebrated their upcoming graduation with prom on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Grand March took place at Morley Park before the students celebrated with dinner and dancing at the Rainy River Legion. For more […]

—Daniel Adam photos

Rainy River First Nations held its powwow this past weekend at the Manitou Rapids Powwow Grounds. Chief Marcel Medicine-Horton said there were 191 dancers registered to take part in the grand entries. Host drums were Manitou Rapids Traditional Drums. Jim Mishquart and Ricky White were back as MCs for the […]

– Jack Elliott photo

Regular readers of Squirrel Pie will know Pickle by name and reputation, but what is the mystery bone he’s holding in this photo? According to intrepid contributor Jack Elliott, current theories include a goat, a pelican or even a muskie bone, but no one knows for sure just yet. One […]

–Allan Bradbury photos

Last Thursday, Fort Frances High School handed out its annual athletic awards. The Muskies had a great year that started early when Logan McPherson qualified for OFSAA in golf, the first sports season of the school year. Many other teams and individuals followed with amazing performances this year. Two highlights […]

—Daniel Adam photo

As part of their year-end activities, Robert Moore School held a powwow last week on Wednesday, June 14. Student dancers and singers took part in the event, along with many community members. The school sent thanks to Couchiching First Nation and Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services.

–Allan Bradbury and Daniel Adam photos

They were days of sharing culture and building understanding in a fun way, as hundreds of students from several schools and both school boards took part in student powwows hosted by Fort Frances High School and Robert Moore School. Many students turned out in their regalia to dance to the […]

–Allan Bradbury photos

Borderland Pride calls it the only pride march to cross an international border. After the march kicked off at Smokey Bear Park in International Falls, some Americans came into Canada for the first time as the international pride march returned last Saturday after a COVID-induced hiatus.

- Robin Wright photo

Tayah Cumming and Emile Jewell setup a table to sell candy sticks snd ice tea at the Watten Fire Department garage/ yard sale. All proceeds from their sale were donated to the Watten Fire Department. Their enthusiasm and initiative was very appreciated by the department.