Alberton council met on Wednesday to study the planning documents and the zoning bylaw in preparation for their final decision on a controversial zoning change application that could see a Training and Learning Centre (TLC) for youth built there.
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Local musician Dale Gustafson demonstrated the best way to remove used strings on a guitar to a group of about 10 teens who gathered in the library yesterday evening for a workshop. The focus of the workshop was on technical aspects of working with a guitar, from replacing the strings to properly tuning it. The workshop was part of the library’s schedule of teen activities for the summer.
Research technician KimJo Bliss explained the various crop trials being grown at the Emo Agriculture Research Station during its annual open house yesterday evening. A farm tour started at 11:30 a.m.
Jonah Brow, 12, eyed the summit of the 20-foot-high portable climbing wall at “Daytime Land” on Friday. The wall, brought in from Sioux Lookout, was a new activity for youngsters attending the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship this year.
Dylan Janssen of International Falls made a last dash to get past Bryson Skirten of Fort Frances in the “My Bass” 5k run held Saturday morning. Janssen finished with a time of 23:30 while Skirten clocked a time of 23:32.
Jessica Hall and Alyson Bisson, with the Ministry of Natural Resources, fished a bass out of a holding tank so that Linda Chepil could take a sample during one of the weigh-ins at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The MNR studies the bass the anglers bring in every year before releasing the fish back into Rainy Lake.
Ron Parkes, president of the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association, saluted by the grave of Cpl. Ivan Broeffle in the Emo Cemetery during the playing of the Canadian and American national anthems on Saturday. The ceremony was held to dedicate the marker that’s now been placed on Broeffle’s grave 41 years after he was killed while serving in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Army.
Ivan Clifford Broeffle was born in Emo, killed in Vietnam, and has lain in an unmarked grave in the Emo Cemetery for the 41 years since.
But on Saturday, between ranks of fluttering flags, a service was held there to pay tribute to the sacrifice Broeffle made while serving with the U.S. Army and dedicate the plaque now marking his grave.
Kim Roy and Janice Winik neared the finish line in the “My Bass” 5K run on Saturda morning in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Both women finished with a time of 33:04. Just under 80 runners participated in the 5K run while 20 took part in the kids’ 1K earlier, with organizers saying roughly $1,000 waas raised for the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Chelsey Skirten, 12, tried her hand at the climbing wall on Friday at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The portable wall was brought in from Sioux Lookout as part of the “Daytime Land” activities.