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Future site

Stakes have been planted to mark out the dimensions of the new OPP detachment set to be built at 200 McIrvine Road. The $18-million building is expected to be built by the fall of 2020. Funding for the project comes from the provincial government's commitment of $182-million to help replace aging police infrastructure.

Sampling fudge

Marcy Loveday watched as Myla Perreault tries out some homemade fudge at the “Oh For FUDGE Sakes!” table at the Easter Market on Saturday. The annual market, held at the Copper River Inn, saw dozens of vendors set up to sell their goods to those who were looking for that special Easter treat or gift.

School progress

A crane lifted another section of roof truss into position at the site of the new consolidated catholic school on Flinders Avenue. Some areas of the roof on the southern end of the new school have already been shingled, and preparations are being made for the slab in covered sections of the building. The new school is expected to be open for the 2019-2020 school year.

CBSA 'bunny'

Chase Ableman posed with Buddy, the CBSA Easter “Bunny" at the Easter "Egg-Stravaganza” in downtown Fort Frances on Saturday. Buddy and a few other more traditional Easter mascots were out for the event.

Stamping map

Francis Logue got some candy, a stamp on a map, and a toothbrush from Richard Boileau at McTaggart's on Saturday during the Easter “Egg-Stravaganza.” The map could be stamped at each participating business and then entered into a draw at the Rainy Lake Square. Boileau said all three of the dental offices in town donated toothbrushes for the event.

Easter treats

Devyn Oliver, left, got some candy from Aynsley Ogden at the table set up by the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy for the Easter “Egg-Stravaganza” held in downtown Fort Frances on Saturday. The event, presented by the Kiwanis and local BIA with the support of numerous sponsors, ran from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

OPSEU flag

OPSEU chair of Developmental Services Erin Rice waved the OPSEU flag outside of MPP Greg Rickford's office here yesterday. Members of the group are travelling the district and stopping at Rickford's offices to protest cuts made to autism services in the province and to raise funds for parents who need to travel to access those services.