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— Photo Nicholas Donaldson

The line of “Tour de Fort" attendees snaked around the Fort High cafeteria yesterday evening as they waited to have their passports stamped to be let into the Townshend Theatre for the first concert of the 2017-18 season. The show was "The Way We Feel,” which celebrated the music of Gordon Lightfoot with a handful of performers playing their versions of the iconic songwriter's music.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Nearly 20 local citizens of all ages proudly showed off their “Canada 150” pins and certificates after a presentation during last night's town council meeting. More than a dozen youngsters also were recognized during the season wind-up for the Kids' Garden Club at the Fort Frances Community Garden earlier yesterday.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Muskie running back Sekina Scheibler (25) forcefully cleared West Kildonan defensive back Justin Petrishen out of the way as part of his 253-yard rushing day in Fort High's 14-13 loss to the visiting Wolverines on Friday.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Shoppers Drug Mart again is “Growing Women's Health” this fall. Until Oct. 6, the public can support its annual fundraising campaign for women's health by making a donation of $1-$50 and put their name on the window. Proceeds will go to the Breast Health Network Program at Riverside Health Care here.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Jeff Venzon of the Fort Frances Lakers, centre, wasn't asking permission to set up shop in front of Thief River Falls Norskies' goalie Brock Lefebvre despite the presence of defenceman Chris Pedersen during the first period of the Lakers' 5-4 shootout loss here Friday night in their SIJHL season-opener. See story on page 2.

The Rainy Lake Square continues to be a beehive of construction activity as its Oct. 5 grand-opening date draws near.

Several steel structures, including the stage superstructure, are being installed this week, Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob told town council at its regular meeting last night.

Paving stones are being installed, with the front half of the site nearly complete.

Yesterday around 11:20 a.m., Dryden OPP officers responded to a single motor-vehicle mishap on Highway 502, about 60 km south of Dryden.

A highway line-painting truck travelling southbound lost control and left the roadway, rolling over.

The driver of the vehicle, Michael Gibson, a 40-year-old resident of Worthington, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem was scheduled to take place today in Kenora.