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— Photo Ken Kellar

Instruments, chairs, tables and school supplies line the hallways at Fort Frances High School as staff prepare for the upcoming school year. Rooms along this corridor, including the cafeteria, were emptied so that floors could be cleaned and waxed. The first day of school for Fort High students—and indeed all district students—is Sept. 4 (teachers go back on Sept. 3).

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Henry Kaemingh took weight predictions of the Hereford bull, Earl, from passersby during the “Guess the Weight” contest at the Emo Fair on Saturday. The animal weighed in at 1,352 lbs and was provided by Louis and Aaron Bujold. There were four winners who split the $100 grand prize were Marlene McQuaker, Delores Roymn, Doris Bradley and Joan Meyers. -Sam Odrowski photo

— Photo Ken Kellar

It was all fun and games at the bungee jumper on the midway at the Emo Fall Fair on Friday evening. A large selection of attractions offered by Select Shows provided something for the whole family and kids of any age to enjoy outside of the animal barns and Farm Progress Building.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Guitarist and vocalist Keri Latimer of the band, Leaf Rapids, performed for the crowd at the Moose N' Fiddle festival at Caliper Lake Provincial Park on Saturday night. Leaf Rapids' set was interrupted by the onset of stormy weather, but were able to continue playing following a brief intermission to move equipment. Visitors to the festival were also able to browse for goods, and buy food and drinks from a number of different vendors including Once Upon a Spoon, Iron & Clay coffee shop, and Lake of the Woods Brewery.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Fair attendees with some extra spending money had a blast trying their luck at the Select Shows midway games during the Emo Fair on Friday, in hopes of winning one of the many large stuffed animals on display.

The Renegades and Her-icanes played during a brisk summer night yesterday even as the action on the field was steaming.

Each team was equal to the challenge, and as the daylight started to fade away, neither team was able to add any runs during the extra innings.

After the well-fought battle, the game was called in the 10th inning due to darkness and the game ended in a 4-4 draw.

Following a statement last week by federal NDP candidate for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Yuk-Sem Won, charging the current Liberal government for its lack of support on the mill issue, MP Don Rusnak said the federal government is ready to assist but cannot force any owner of the mill to open or close the property or force the province to allocate fibre supply.