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Cameron Penney

Cameron joins the Fort Frances Times for as a Summer Reporter for 2016.

Bahamas draw

Debbie Williamson, of the Fort Frances Dental Centre, along with Kiwanian Robin Wright, read the winning ticket for the club’s “Trip of the Month” draw for June yesterday morning at International Travel Services. Josh Swire will be heading to Freeport, Bahamas—a trip valued at $4,500. Next month’s draws will be for a trip to Cayo, Santa Maria, Cuba ($4,000).

Volunteers saluted for decades of service

A total of 49 people from Rainy River District, including 19 from Fort Frances, were recognized by the province for their volunteer efforts at the 2016 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards held Friday night at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Volunteers were saluted for their decades of service to a particular organization while youth were recognized for two or more years of volunteer service.

Sitting duck

Chloe Dolyny sported a big grin while her pet duck, “Waddle,” sat on her lap. “Waddle” hatched from an egg last summer and imprinted onto Chloe. The duo go for walks together down the street and often attract attention from curious passers-by.

Teeing off

Peyton Avis prepared to tee off on the ninth hole at Kitchen Creek yesterday evening. About 40 children and their families enjoyed the warm weather during the first “Quality Time” session of the season. Golfers were able to play at a reduced rate, and also received a hotdog and beverage afterwards.

Book sale

Dozens of people rushed to the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Saturday morning to look for some used books to purchase at the annual book sale hosted by the “Friends of the Library.” About 3,000 books were donated, with all funds raised from the sale going towards library programming.

Eyeing moose

Nicole LePine tried to look eye-to-eye with the taxidermied moose at the local tourist information centre on Friday. Visitors to the centre can borrow a “selfie” stick to snap a picture with the moose, as well as check out the two taxidermied owls on display there.

K-9 unit

Sgt. Greg Beazley, centre, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) leader here in Fort Frances, flanked by canine handlers Cst. Jeff Poperechny (left) and Cst. Chris Halverson, along with their partners, “Jax” and “Briggs,” demonstrated some of their equipment last Thursday at Canadian Tire in conjunction with Police Week.