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— Photo Sam Odrowski

Liam Dent, a Grade 7 at St. Francis School, flexed his bicep to output an electrical signal that triggers a prosthetic hand during the school's science fair yesterday. His project looked at which muscle group has the best output signal to trigger a prosthetic. He 3D-printed the prosthetic hand using his 3-D printer and assembled it himself. In all, Dent said he probably put 80 hours or more into his science project.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Colby Ashworth was focused on colouring while dressed up as JoJo Siwa for “Character Day” at Robert Moore School yesterday. The day saw staff and students dress up as their favourite characters from history, television, comics, and more.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Photographer Lyndon Hughes spoke with Daniel Murray and Elizabeth Steele about the wedding services he offers during Northwoods Gallery and Gifts' annual bridal show yesterday evening. Twenty brides and their guests attended the annual event, which connected a wide range of vendors offering wedding services to couples looking to put that special something into their big day.

— Photo Jamie Mountain

Barb Roy (third), Kim Beaudry (skip), Kris Sinclair (lead), and Wendy Brunetta (second) posed with Seth Ettestad, who was impersonating the man from Curling Canada's “So you think you are a Canadian” commercial, during the rink's send-off party held last night upstairs at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The rink will be heading to Chilliwack, B.C. this week to represent Northern Ontario at the Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships slated for Friday through next Thursday (March 28). Donations and best wishes for the upcoming playdowns graciously were accepted by the quartet at the event.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Erika Klyszejko, Canadian co-chair of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board's Water Levels Committee, took a question from an audience member at last Tuesday night's public meeting.

Fort Frances is among the 405 small and rural communities in Ontario that will benefit from one-time funding totally more than $200 million in all.

The town will be getting $689,030 this year, Mayor June Caul told the Times this morning.

She had received a letter from Municipal Affairs minister Steve Clark yesterday.

“It's definitely good news," Mayor Caul enthused, adding, ”I think what they're trying to do is help us start planning a better asset management plan.

The Fort Frances Men's Basketball League saw two tight defensive semi-final games played Tuesday night at Fort High.

Only one of the four semi-final teams were able to break the 50-point barrier and unfortunately for all those watching the games, they also saw a number of significant injuries take place as players gave it their all on the court.

The first semi-final saw the top-ranked RBC Lions squaring off against the fifth-place Revco Renegades.