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Boat parade flashback

Scott Bonnema and Mark Fisher threw goodies from their bass boat during a Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship boat parade from the early 2000s. This year's FFCBC Boston Pizza boat parade will be held along the waterfront today (July 17) starting at 5 p.m. at the wood yard and proceeding west to the hospital. Come out and cheer on the anglers!


Bryden Strachan, pictured with Northern Lights School of Skating owner/director Ashley Cumming at the NLSS's achievements and awards gala back in March, was recently honoured as Skate Canada's 2019 Skate Ontario Section CanSkater of the year.


Former Muskie football player Jaykob Ryll, pictured here with retired Edmonton Eskimos' wide receiver Henry “Gizmo” Williams during his time with the NISSAN Kickoff Project back in November, will be taking his talents to Halifax next season.

Midway ride

Midway rides are sure to be a popular attraction again as the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's annual fall fair in Emo got underway today, with the feature event being the crowning of this year's Emo Fair queen tonight upstairs at the Emo-La Vallee Arena. The fair, which runs through Saturday, offers a variety of activities for all ages and interests.

Moynagh Thrun

There has been no team that has matched the amazing success of Minnesota's Jim Moynagh, left, and Joe Thrun at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The dynamic duo has carted home five FFCBC titles—more than anybody else in tournament history—and will be a good bet to grab a sixth crown at this year's event.

Scott Clendenning

Scott Clendenning's immeasurable contributions to local minor hockey and the high school girls' team made him an easy choice for induction this year into the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame.

Godin pic

Devlin's Bill Godin, above, and Karl Howells of Fort Frances are two of just four anglers left who have fished in all 22 previous Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championships, with the others being Devlin's Doug McBride and Denis Barnard of Fort Frances.

Neniska family

While there will be no “Kid-Pro” event at this year's Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, tournament organizers still have planned plenty of fun for those in the younger age groups, as well as the older generation.

Quest battle song (2016)

International Falls resident Dr. Kimmie Ondo, left, faced Fort Frances resident Dylan Ossachuk in the “Battle Song" performance of "The Kid is Hot Tonite" by Loverboy during last year's "Quest for the Best.” Who will win this year's competition? Find out on July 21.

Luhman Raveling

They may be of good humour but the team of Mark Raveling and Mike Luhman are very serious about shedding their tag as chronic runners-up this year and bag their second FFCBC title after last winning the tournament back in 2012.