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— Photo Duane Hicks

Jean Richards showed off Ed Halvorsen's pair of entries for the Fine Line Art Gallery's annual spring art show, this year entitled “Then and Now,” which will open this Friday from noon-7 p.m. The exhibit will run through the month of May.

— Photo Nicholas Donaldson

Visitors of all ages were interested in the pigs outside of Emo Feed Service on Saturday. The petting zoo, which also included cattle, goats, rabbits, and a turkey, was just one of the many activities that took place for Emo's annual “Spring Fever Days” festivities from April 20-22.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Muskie girls' hockey blueliner Lillie MacKinnon read “Snap!" to attentive youngsters during the Blue Spruce "Celebrity Storytime" on Saturday morning at the Fort Frances Public Library. The other readers included Lauren Hyatt, Ruth Caldwell, Cam Gushulak, and Judy Kielczewski,with the "Friends of the Library” providing snacks. The Blue Spruce Reading Program here was sponsored by the late Dino D'Agostini.

— Photo Kiera Kowalski

Shane Carriene and Sasha Galbraith of Revco Carpet here displayed the different products and services it provides on Saturday afternoon during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual Business and Community Expo at the curling club. Besides carpet, the local business carries an array of other renovation essentials, such as paint, blinds, bathtubs, sinks, and fireplaces.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Skyler Friesen of the Rainy River Owls, centre, did his best to break the defensive pressure of Muskies' Chase McGuire, left, and Ethan Jourdain during their exhibition soccer match here yesterday. The boys posted a 1-0 victory on a goal by Cam Lidkea, with Jacob Albright earning the shutout. Meanwhile, the Muskie girls' blanked the Owls 3-0 on goals by Maggie Jean, Jamie Spencer, and Abby Sanders, with Carmen Godin posting the goose egg. Both Muskie teams will host the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) for a pair of exhibition games Sunday, with the girls going at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and the boys at noon and 3 p.m.

The OFSAA Hockey 2017 committee showed its thanks to the Town of Fort Frances for its support of the OFSAA 'A/AA' boys' hockey championship held here last month.

Committee chair Bob Miller presented mayor and council with a large, framed photo of the 2016-17 Muskie boys' hockey team during last night's council meeting.

On behalf of the OFSAA Hockey 2017 committee, Miller thanked Mayor Roy Avis, the council, and the Town of Fort Frances for their sponsorship of the event.

With “Tour de Fort” already looking ahead to its 2017-18 season, the non-profit group is asking town council for a reduction in its rental fees for the Townshend Theatre.

“We would like to invite the Town of Fort Frances to become an in-kind sponsor of 'Tour de Fort' through a reduction of the rental fees for the Townshend Theatre,” sponsorship co-ordinator Lisa Brockie wrote in a letter to council.