Winter's end is in sight, as Elizabeth Duchomsky talks about her favourite scupture.

"My aunty's scuplture was the fish. She made eyes with ice," she said, after the fireworks on opening night of the winter carnival in Kenora.

Dryden residents are concerned about fire protection, as rumblings continue among firefighters, as their dispute with city hall drags on. Around the same time, the city's chief administrative officer announces his resignation.

He's a long way from his home near Disneyland in California, but Landon Pavlisin's happy to be goaltending for the Dryden GM Ice Dogs. They were peaking at the right time, as they looked to repeat as SIJHL champs.

"I really like the team and the city. It's smalltown. It's definitely a change from California, but I like that feel," he said.

The death of a teen in a boxcar in Kenora's railyard exposes the other side of life. By fall, the province would start what they call an overhaul of the child welfare system.

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