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Lindsay Campbell

Archaeology finds

New Gold archaeologist Andrew Hinshelwood, right, shared artifacts with those who attended “Archeology Day” last Friday. Hinshelwood answered questions about his findings, as well as offered information on what the tools were used for and what they tell about the history of the area.

Talking archaeology

Licensed archaeologist John Pollock gave a detailed presentation on the four stages of New Gold’s Rainy River project Friday afternoon at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre. The presentation was part of “Archaeology Day” held there from noon-4 p.m. to give those on hand an update on New Gold’s archeological findings at its mine site north of Barwick.

'Battle song'

“Quest for the Best” finalists Katelyn Shortreed and Ken Kellar competed in a heated “battle song” featuring Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” on Friday night under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. Shortreed wound up capturing first place out of the 20 acts.

Teen dance

Jenna Mose, left, Jacy Gagne, and Cassidy Roach stopped to smile between dancing at the teen dance last night under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. The event, held in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, saw more than 200 teens attend.

Benefit supporters

Jessica Ogden, left, enjoyed a spaghetti supper with her kids, Aynsley and Nicholas, at the Heather DeGagne benefit yesterday at the Memorial Sports Centre. The well-attended benefit, which ran from 4:30-8 p.m., was supported by local residents and businesses who donated their time, as well as raffle prizes, T-shirts, and the food.

Outdoor fitness equipment installed along waterfront

If you’ve been walking along the waterfront this past week, you might have noticed something new.

One year after the town approved the project, two pieces of exercise equipment have been installed at the Sorting Gap Marina, just adjacent to the kids’ playground.

The equipment was paid for courtesy of a New Horizons grant the Northwestern Health Unit had received.

‘Harmony’ festival deemed success

The second-annual “Harmony of Nations” music and arts festival, held under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina here Friday and Saturday, saw an incredible display of talent by a variety of musical acts.

It also drew higher attendance than last year’s inaugural event.

“I think it was a success,” enthused Jamie Petrin, one of the festival organizers.

Fast fiddling

“Harmony of Nations” headliner Ashley MacIsaac took the stage Saturday night and wowed the crowd with his fiddling talents. The festival, which took place Friday and Saturday under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina, featured a mix of local and out-of-town entertainment.