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Elisabeth Heslop

Big laughs

Canadian comedian Big Daddy Tazz, from Winnipeg, kept a small but enthusiastic crowd in stitches after the annual Kiwanis steak fry at the Sorting Gap Marina yesterday evening. Tazz is a producer, writer, and performer at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and also has appeared on “Just for Laughs” and CBC’s “The Debaters.”

‘Treasure Chest’ closing its doors

After many years of serving the community, “The Treasure Chest” is closing its doors.

Located at 338 Scott St., the Fort Frances and District Association For Community Living-run consignment store was started to provide a venue for people with intellectual disabilities to get training and experience in the retail sales business, which they then can take with them to other jobs.

EARS veggies

Matt McQuaker worked on a frame of twine and wooden stakes to support a cover over rows of lettuce at the Emo Agriculture Research Station last week. The covers will provide the vegetables with protection from wind and deer.

‘Kid-Pro’ angler

Harleigh Brow-Rose, 10, held up a 1.08-pound bass caught by her partner, Rollie Roy, during the annual “Kid-Pro” tournament yesterday. Brow-Rose’s only catch of the day was a snapping turtle. Fourteen kids participated in this year’s tourney, which was won by Aric Supinski teamed up with Mike Salvador and Reid Norine (11.11 pounds).

‘River Theatre’

Participants in the annual “River Theatre” summer camp, organized by Renée Martin-Brown, sang “Dancing Queen” from the hit musical “Mamma Mia” as part of their show held Friday. Entitled “A Walk on Broadway,” the production was a hit with the kids, who said they especially loved the dancing they got to do.