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Cameron Penney

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

Local curlers thrilled with camp experience

Seven local curlers recently returned from the “Amethyst Junior Curling Camp” held July 3-8 in Sudbury, where they gained plenty of curling knowledge while meeting new people.

“[The camp] teaches them more skills and gives them an opportunity to better their existing skills during the summer,” explained Tirzah Keffer, a local curler who attended the camp as an assistant instructor.

Job info

Rich Chabot, left, spoke with New Gold representatives Christine Ruppenstein and Ian Strain on Monday evening during the company’s employment open house for its Rainy River Project held Monday evening at the Sunset Country Métis Hall here. Informational pamphlets about the project were available for visitors, with future open houses in the works elsewhere in the district.

Open house

Blaine Frenette, left, along with Lynnessa Frenette, checked out some of the informational posters on hand during New Gold’s employment open house for its Rainy River Project last night at the Sunset Country Métis Hall here. New Gold reps were on hand to provide an update on the project and discuss future opportunities.

Getting started

A construction crew worked tirelessly yesterday to install water services for the future Edgewood townhomes being constructed on Front Street. Thunder Bay-based Syncor Contracting’s plan is to build two five-unit complexes there this summer.

Gotta catch’em all!

Keira Strickland, left, competed against Ty Cunningham in a game of the “Pokémon Trading Card Game” yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The Public Library Players League, which offers sanctioned “Magic: The Gathering” events, recently expanded to included Pokémon games, as well as chess.

Henry still in running

After two challenges in the “Canada’s Greatest Explorer” competition, local resident Joshua Henry was in ninth place in the standings and on the cusp of elimination.

With the bottom four competitors being eliminated after the conclusion of the third episode, Henry needed a strong showing to secure a spot in the next round.

‘Fun in the Sun’ draws crowd

A combination of clear skies and sunny weather helped encourage plenty of people to head to the Point Park to take part in the “Fun in the Sun” festivities on Canada Day.

“It went very well,” enthused Cynthia Donald, chair of the “Fun in the Sun” committee.

“A lot of people showed up—a lot more than we thought, which is always nice.

Art project

Lyla Moen, left, along with Kodi Jo Galbraith and art therapist Lindsay Hamilton, showed off the Community Living art project, which features contributions made by people of all ages and abilities. The project, which is titled, “We are more alike than different,” will be displayed in the Community Living window once it is completed, and was funded by Canadian Heritage.