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'Just Slide It'

Robert Moore student Jaden Cooper explained his science fair project to judges Brad Gushulak and Brad Oster at the school's science fair last Thursday. Cooper's project tested the effect of temperature on a puck's ability to slide across the ice. Olivia Eldridge got first-place with her project, “Mascara: Performance vs.

Festival set to begin Monday

The 2017 Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is scheduled to begin this Monday (April 3).

There are four divisions again this year: piano, instrumental, drama, and vocal.

Festival chairman Dave Schwartz estimated there are 300-350 entries for the festival, comprising 150-200 participants.

He noted the local festival always is very well attended.

Making syrup

Isaac Keffer held a bottle of last year's maple syrup as he stood next to his dad, Brian, and Jordie Baird in the family backyard here on the first day of the boiling process to produce this year's batch.


A local resident reported to the Times that someone drove across the soft ground at the Point over the weekend—causing deep tire ruts. A door also apparently was broken off one of the washrooms. He asks that people respect the property because it is taxpayers' dollars that have to go to repairing these damages.

Tween club drama

Museum programming and events co-ordinator Lauren Hyatt led youngsters in drama and acting activities during the Fort Frances Public Library's “Tween Club" yesterday afternoon—a perfect example of the partnering that goes on between the two community services. Warm-up games included introductions with actions, mirroring, and "freeze frame" acting.

Science fair

Sierra Happy showed off her project, “Mold Growth,” during Robert Moore School's annual science fair held yesterday in the school's atrium. Happy tested bread, bananas, strawberries, and cheese, with only the strawberries showing mold over a 12-day period. Other students' projects showcased a wide array of topics—from hockey stick flex to pulley systems and even freezing bubbles.