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Hybrid veggie

Local resident and gardener John Pohanka was surprised when what he thought was a cucumber plant began to grow these strange, spiky yellow veggies. Opinions on what Mr. Pohanka has on his hands are divided: a neighbour thought he'd managed to grow a tomato-cucumber hybrid, while horticulturalists on the website Reddit claim it's a variety known as a lemon cucumber.

Season opener

Canadian rock icon Carl Dixon thrilled the crowd at the Townshend Theatre for the first show of the 2019-2020 Tour De Fort season on Thursday evening. Dixon spoke at length about his career and near-fatal car accident in 2008, all the while playing hits from his time in Coney Hatch, April Wine and The Guess Who. The next Tour De Fort performance is Ken Lavigne on Oct. 10.

Trip of the month (Sept).

Student doctor Alice Chen of Lidkea Optometry and Kiwanian Robin Wright displayed the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for September at International Travel Services on Tuesday. This month's winners were Carla and David Lovisa, who won a trip to Charlottetown, P.E.I. valued at $3,600.

Classsic tunes

“Rewind,” featuring Don Halling, Al Andrusco, Rick Socholotuk, Dean Tibbs, Dean Tibbs, Donna Stapler, and Gene Andrusco, played to a packed crowd at the Rainy Lake Square last Thursday evening. The band performed a mix of audience-pleasing songs from the '50s, '60s and '70s in tribute to the late Marty Tibbs.

Square performer

Jill Savage brought her guitar and her voice to the stage, accompanied by Grace Kooistra on piano, at the Rainy Lake Square last week during Market Thursday. It was the first public performance for the pair of musicians.

Bus line moves to new HQ, keeps focus on safety

A community business has been hard at work preparing to get district students to school safe and sound, and they have a brand new facility to work out of this year.

First Student Bus Lines has just recently moved to their new location behind Fastenal on Sixth Street West, and operation supervisor Tracy Mose is excited for the improvements that came along with it.