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— Photo Joey Payeur

Fort Frances Angels’ base runner Rylee Redford seemed in good spirits despite getting tagged out by Fort Frances Herricanes’ catcher Charity McMahon in the first inning of the Angels’ 16-1 loss to begin the second half of the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League season last night at VanJura. The Angels are mired in a seven-game losing skid while the ’Canes now have won six-straight.

— Photo Duane Hicks

West End Motors is getting a facelift. Extensive renovations to the exterior got underway in recent weeks and should be completed by mid-August. The makeover coincides with West End Motors’ 70th year in business. The last time it underwent renovations was 20 years ago.

— Photo Joey Payeur

A mangled mountain of canvas and chairs symbolized the havoc Saturday’s early-morning storm caused to the set-up for both the “Relay for Life” and Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival. The festival was postponed until Sept. 17 while “Relay” organizers soldiered on by moving their event to the Memorial Sports Centre. About 70 mm (nearly three inches) of rain fell on the Borderland area over the weekend.

— Photo Cameron Penney

Students from St. Francis School jumped for joy Friday afternoon when the final bell rang to mark the start of summer vacation. Students across the district wrapped up their school year last week.

— Photo Heather Latter

Members of the U.C.W. organized slices of pie during their annual pie and dessert sale Friday afternoon at Knox United Church here. People were able to enjoy a slice of pie, with tea and coffee, or purchase a whole pie to take home.

An excessive amount of groundwater over the weekend required the town’s sewage treatment plant to go into bypass mode and discharge chlorinated wastewater into the Rainy River to relieve stress on its system.

While 70 mm of rain was to blame, the fact some residents still haven’t switched their sump pumps to “summer mode” exacerbated the problem.

The Great Canadian Main Street will be the place to be this Thursday as The Shops on Scott (BIA) are putting on its annual “Mall Day.”

From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of Scott Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to allow for all sorts of shopping and family activities to kick off “Fun in the Sun.”

The Shops on Scott spokesperson Richard Boileau said that in addition to sidewalk sales, many vendors and artisans will be out for “Market Thursday.”