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FFHS ready to cut 'Footloose'

Kick off those Sunday shoes.

Students at Fort Frances High School are gearing up for the opening night of “Footloose the Musical” at the Townshend Theatre.

“I'm feeling really confident about everything,” said female lead Brianna Eldridge, who plays Ariel Moore.

“I'm good to go. I'm super excited for it to open.”

Rose bowl winners

Brianna Eldridge, left, and Katelyn Bruyere posed with their Rose Bowls at the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts' “Highlights Concert.” Eldridge was awarded the Rose Bowl for the vocal division, and Bruyere won the Rose Bowl for the piano division.

Train derailment

A worker inspected derailed CN train cars in Barwick on Saturday evening. The cars of the eastbound train went off the rails at approximately 5:15 p.m., according to officials. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Dog walk

Emily Jerry, right, and her dad, Dale, took Hazel for a walk along the riverfront as part of the Pet-Valu Walk for Dog Guides put on by the Voyageur Lions Club yesterday. Organizer Gaby Hanzuk said that the annual walk had tentatively raised more than $1,200 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

Math night

Ethan Brown, left, squared off with dad, Ken, as they play “Race to 100” at the math night held by the Northwest Catholic District School Board and Couchiching First Nation at the Couchiching Multi-use Facility on Thursday evening.

Mental health week

Next week is going to be a busy one for the Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

CMHA will be celebrating Mental Health Week from May 6-10, and the organization has a lot going on in Fort Frances.

“This is our 68th-annual Mental Health Week,” said CMHA staffer Christie Cousineau.

'Highlights' concert

Bryce Kabatay performed at the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts' “Highlights” concert at the Townshend Theatre on Tuesday evening. Kabatay won the Fort Frances Rotary Club Award for Best Woodwind Soloist, while the Rose Bowls went to Brianna Eldridge for vocal, and Katelyn Bruyere for piano. See next week's issue of the Times for the complete list of awards and winners.