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— Photo Jamie Mountain

Joey Angus of CJ Contracting pondered his next move while trying to keep the ball away from Chris Sinclair of Manitou Forest Products during his squad's 1-0 win in the second-and-deciding game of the Borderland Soccer League's men's division final Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field. CJ won the league crown 1-0 on aggregate score after the two squads had battled to a scoreless tie in the opener the previous night.

Tucker Calder, left, and Paige McFayden were busy using lathes to file down roughly one-inch pieces of metal dowel yesterday afternoon during a “Explore the Trades” camp held through Confederation College. The group, taught by Fort High manufacturing teacher Robert Guertin, was busy cutting and filing down these metal pieces which later would become a hand-held peg game board. Other projects the campers made included a large dice key chain.

— Photo Duane Hicks

If pedestrians want to cross the intersection at Keating Avenue and King's Highway, they now have to push one of these buttons to activate the “walk” signal. While the buttons might be a common sight in other communities, they're are a first for Fort Frances.

Ashley Sisco, left, and Kathy Lampi, of M. Wu Dentistry, stood with Cammie Gray, from Iron Range Bus Lines, and her granddaughter, Brianna, to show off some of the donations that had been made during a “Stuff the Bus" event to collect school supplies for the annual "Backpacks for Kids” campaign in front of the Walmart here Saturday. The public still can donate school supplies, backpacks, or cash at The Bargain Shop on Scott Street or at M. Wu Dentistry (1201 Colonization Rd. W.) until Aug. 25. Alternatively, those unable to make a drop-off can call Sisco or Lampi at Dr. Wu's office (274-5365) to arrange a pick-up.

Karen Gagne (left), Sheri De Gagne, Le Truong and Carole Mackintosh lead a drop-in class through a Tai Chi routine at the Rainy Lake Square last Wednesday morning. The Fort Frances Tai Chi Club will be holding free one-hour classes every Wednesday at 11 a.m. until the end of August. The sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend.

The Fort Frances Braves are well on their way to defending their Rainy River District Fastball League crown from a year ago.

Cole Tymkin hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the East Division champs to a thrilling 3-2 win over the Dawson Tigers in the opening game of the best-of-three RRDFL championship final Tuesday evening at Couchiching.

Travis Tom was solid on the rubber in earning the win while Jeff Morrison suffered the loss.

If you want to cross the intersection of Keating Avenue and King's Highway on foot, you'll have to push a button first.

That's the message Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob wants to get across to the public now that a new controller set was installed there over two days earlier this week, which includes an Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements and video detection capability.