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Trip of the month (august)

Brad Storey, left, of Burlington, Ont. and Kiwanian Robin Wright displayed the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for August at International Travel Services this morning. This month's winner was Natasha Bragg, who won a trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands, valued at $4,500. Next month's draw will be for a trip to Charlottetown, P.E.I. ($3,600).

Shibori dyeing

Matt Barron, left, helped Gianna Gushulak and Peyten DuCharme with unwrapping the shibori dyed bags they made as part of Community Living Fort Frances and District's open air art studio that was held at the Point Park on Tuesday. Shibori dyeing is a Japanese method of dyeing textiles by binding them in different ways to produce different patterns and effects, similar to tie-dyeing.

Tour de fort RLS

It's time to party, and the whole of Fort Frances is invited.

Tour de Fort is hosting two summertime concerts at the Rainy Lake Square in August, which Tour de Fort programming co-chair John Payne said is a way to say thank you to a community that has made the local concert series a success for so many years.

Horticultural 50th

Members of the Fort Frances Horticultural Society welcomed visitors and well-wishers and offered them cake, coffee and tea during the society's 50th anniversary celebrations at the Fort Frances Public Library on Saturday.


Laurie Nuttall, left, and Trudy McCormick watched as Robert Oltsher signed the petition protesting the Ontario government's cuts to Legal Aid Ontario at the Northwest Community Legal Clinic's barbecue yesterday. NCLC held the barbecue as part of a province-wide day of action to protest the nearly 30 percent cut to Legal Aid Ontario's budget.


The UV-bead bracelet station proved to be popular during “Pop-up Play" at the Lions Park in Fort Frances this morning. The event was put on by the Northwestern Health Unit, Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre and KidSport Fort Frances, and offered fun activities like croquet and an obstacle course, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the park's play equipment.

Library painting

Layne Gibson, left, Sienna Barr, Alexa Bagacki and Amy Norris put their own personal touches on some of the book ends from the teen section of the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday. The customized book ends will be varnished and then put back into use. The paint day was one of the library's teen events, which library staffer Samantha Manty said usually run every second Wednesday afternoon.


There was plenty to do for people of all ages at “Railroad Daze" in Rainy River this past weekend, including train rides for the younger audience. Hannam Park also played host to a number of different events over the weekend, like the two movie nights and the non-denominational church service on Sunday morning.