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Cameron Penney

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

Fish dinner

Steve Jourdain, along with his wife, Iris, above left, soaked up the warm weather Friday while enjoying a meal at the Rainy River First Nations’ 46th-annual fish fry at the pow-wow grounds.

Fish feast

Hundreds of people turned out to the Rainy River First Nations’ pow-wow grounds on Friday to enjoy a plate filled with walleye and smoke sturgeon, along with French fries, salads, and wild rice, during the band’s 46th-annual fish fry.

Police display

Sgt. Greg Beazley, right, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) leader here in Fort Frances, showed off a rubber bullet to Randy Cameron yesterday afternoon at Canadian Tire. The display of equipment used by the ERT was part of a promotion for “Police Week,” which also included an appearance by the local K-9 unit.

‘Fly away!’

Margaret Koles held a monarch butterfly in her hand Tuesday morning at Rainycrest. The butterflies grew from small caterpillars at Rainycrest throughout the past few weeks and now that the weather has warmed up, they were able to be released into the wild.

‘Movie Night’ speech tops all

While it wasn’t an Oscar, Julia McManaman’s passion for having “the perfect movie night,” did land her some hardware.

The Grade 8 student at Robert Moore School took home the top prize among the 10 students competing in the Rainy River District School Board’s annual speech contest last Wednesday.

“I was nervous,” McManaman admitted after receiving her award.

Catholic high school lacks interest

A survey to determine interest in a Catholic high school in Fort Frances found the interest “is significantly below the level needed for a viable secondary school program.”

That was among the information in a report by consultant Gerry Thuss of Stratford, Ont., which was presented at the Northwest Catholic District School Board’s regular monthly meeting last night.

Pony ride

Dante Novelli was all smiles as he rode a pony during the intermission of the Khartum Shrine Circus at the Ice For Kids Arena here last Thursday. The circus performed an afternoon and evening show, which featured acts such as quick-change artists and acrobats.

Lions’ Night

Past District Governor Anglea Sharbot spoke highly of the contributions made by the Fort Frances Lions Club to the community, as recorded on the dinner placemats, during the 52nd-annual Lions Charter Night at La Place Rendez-Vous on Saturday.

Dog act

Hojorge Dominguez, a performer with the Khartum Shrine Circus, showed off some dog tricks with the help of his four-legged companions yesterday afternoon during the first of two shows at the Memorial Sports Centre. Along with seeing the circus acts, youngsters were able to get their faces painted and ride a pony.