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Lindsay Campbell

Gardening lesson

Participants of “Getting back to our roots: an intro to gardening” shared helpful tips and memories on gardening yesterday afternoon following an interactive lesson on planting. The workshop, which ran from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., was facilitated by Bonita Ford, who is a member with the Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario.

First MADD walk here set

A Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) walk will be taking place this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre (Couchiching).

In partnership with the local United Native Friendship Centre and Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team, the MADD walk will be the first of its kind to happen here.

‘Curves’ re-opening here

The “Curves” fitness program for women is returning to town, with a grand opening slated for Monday, June 8 at 281 Second St. E. (the old high school).

Owner Angel Andrushuk said members of the new facility can expect their standard 30-minute workout, featuring five components: warm-up, cardiovascular, strength training, cool down, and stretching.

Family barn turns 100

With 2015 marking the 100th year of the Cornell barn, two concerts are planned there this summer to commemorate the historical milestone.

The barn, which still has its original wood, was finished in 1915 by William Pope, Kim Cornell’s great-grandfather on his mother’s side.

“That barn was built in 1897 by my great-grandfather,” he noted. “But it took him 18 years to finish it.

Nice horsey

Mason Hebert, from the Aboriginal Headstart program, got up close and personal with an equine friend yesterday morning. Hebert was one of many children from the program who enjoyed the horses at Angela Halvorsen’s Dreamweaver Ranch. The youngsters got a lesson on horses, had the opportunity to brush them, and even took horseback rides.

Low attendance fails to dampen vendors’ spirits

Sunshine and summer-like temperatures may have hindered attendance at this year’s Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo but businesses that set up booths for the two-day show were not discouraged.

More than 60 different businesses were on hand, with outgoing Chamber executive director Annely Armstrong-Thorstad noting there was a different goal this year.