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Cameron Penney

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

NWOTA discusses issues

Proposed amendments to the Animal Cruelty and Protection Act was a hot top at the North Western Ontario Tourism Association’s annual spring meeting last Thursday at the Emo Inn.

Laurie Marcil, executive director of Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario (NOTO), fears the way in which Bill C-246 is worded could cause problems down the road.

Convertible cruise

Amanda Stevens, left, along with Candi Stevens, cruised around town in a Ford Mustang convertible during a test drive as part of the “Drive 4 Ur Community” event Satuday at Sunset Country Ford here. Ford Canada donated $1,680 to both “Free the Children” and the Canadian Red Cross for relief efforts in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta.

Gun display

Liz Allan admired the many guns on display at the annual Gun & Hobby Show held Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Along with the usual vendors at the show, visitors also could purchase an assortment of treats, such as locally-made fudge and crêpes.

‘Grade 8 Day’

Fort High mentors Kassidy LeDrew, left, Evan Caul, and McKenna Begin demonstrated the “We Day dance” to Grade 8 students as part of the opening presentation for “Grade 8 Day” there today. Mentors spoke to Grade 8 students about the extra-curricular opportunities offered at Fort High and also took them for a tour around the school.

Test drive

Amanda Stevens felt the wind rush through her hair as she test-drove a Ford Mustang convertible from Sunset Country Ford as part of the “Drive 4 Ur Community” event Saturday morning. A total of $1,680 was raised by 84 drivers here, which is going to both “Free the Children” and the Canadian Red Cross for relief efforts in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta.

Guns galore

Roger Nordlund, left, chatted with Dan Fraser about one of the many guns available for purchase during the annual Gun & Hobby Show held Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Nordlund, a hobby gun collector from Dryden, was one of the many vendors on hand for the show, which ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wellness toolbox

Hailee Tucker decorated her wellness toolbox at Boston Pizza yesterday evening as part of Children’s Mental Health Day. The toolbox, which was given to kids along with free pizza and pop, included items such as earplugs, a stress ball, and lotion.

Opening night

Jreydon Indian (“Subway Ghost”), left, explained to Andrew Eldridge (“Sam”) how to move objects now that he is a ghost during the opening-night performance of “Ghost: The musical” at the Townshend Theatre. The musical production by Fort High students will continue through Saturday, with the curtain rising nightly at 7:30 p.m.