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— Photo Joey Payeur

Marlon Douglas of Manitou Forest Products, left, got a ground-floor view of this conk off the head of Cameron Gobeil from International Travel Services during Tuesday’s night’s 4-4 tie in Borderland Soccer League men’s division action. The regular season concludes tonight with one game each in both the women’s and men’s divisions.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Abby Sanders of the La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs, left, proved to be a handful again Tuesday for Becky Selman and the rest of Taggs—tallying twice in a 6-0 victory in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action. Sanders now has scored in 12-straight games and had 23 goals to rank first in the league this season.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Rylee Redford of the Fort Frances Angels admired her third-inning blast that went for a triple and led to scoring the first run of the game for her team. It was not nearly enough, though, as the fifth-ranked Couchiching Lady Raiders ousted the 11th-seeded Angels from the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League playoffs with a 15-2 triumph yesterday evening at the Rodrick and Telford Bruyere Ball Field. In other loser’s bracket games, the top-seeded Fort Frances Her-icanes advanced by forfeit over the 10th-ranked Big Island Wildcats, the third-seeded Northwest Bay Beavers thumped the No. 12-ranked Manitou T-Birdies 29-13, and the ninth-ranked Sabaskong Tebinaak upset the seventh-seeded Dawson Tigers 10-8. The playoffs resume Wednesday, with the league taking Monday off because of the civic holiday.

— Photo Cameron Penney

Lindsay DuPré, left, the “Sprout Camp” co-ordinator from TalkingITGlobal, along with “Sprout Camper” Travis Isaac Yerxa, brainstormed social innovation and entrepreneurship ideas during the “Sprout Ideas Camp” held Tuesday morning at Fort Frances High School. Youth at the camp have been examining various challenges within society and mulling ways to solve them.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Troy Norman of Fort Frances, left, and Jay Samsal of Kenora were flush with high-calibre fish on Day 3 of the 22nd-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday at the Sorting Gap Marina. The pair took the overall lead after Day 2, then held on to capture their first FFCBC crown after 11 tries with a three-day total of 53.42 pounds.

A new community safety volunteer group will be patrolling the streets of Fort Frances and Couchiching starting tomorrow night.

Fort Frances Bear Clan Patrol, affiliated with the original Winnipeg Bear Clan Patrol, will be on the lookout for anyone who might be in distress, especially women and children.

Local resident Joshua Henry continues to advance in his pursuit to become “Canada’s Greatest Explorer.”

In the latest episode, which is available to view online at, Henry and the five other competitors, had to create an outdoor meal using camping supplies and other provided ingredients.

“I was not expecting a cooking challenge,” Henry conceded in the episode. “But camping and cooking goes hand-in-hand.

“Yeah, I’m excited,” he enthused.