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Graduation celebration

Angela Gibson of the Fort Frances Nursery School awarded Annie Bruneau with a Certificate of Participation during the school's annual wind-up Thursday afternoon at Legion Park. Attendees enjoyed minor races, jumping sack races, playing jumbo checkers, and playing with an obstacle course, as well as a barbecue lunch.

Student vote

St. Francis School student Ashton Armstrong cast a ballot during the school's “Student Vote” mock provincial election yesterday. Those in Grades 4 and 5 participated in the voting process after having learned about each party's stance on health care, education, and the environment beforehand. A similar exercise was held at Robert Moore School on Tuesday.

'Camp Day'

A team of local Tim Hortons' employees helped to facilitate “Camp Day” there yesterday afternoon, during which money was raised so youngsters from Rainy River District can experience summer camps across Canada. Bags of popcorn and bracelets were sold while various gift bags were raffled off.

Dwelling display

The historical centre features an immersive display of indigenous living and culture with a full-size “Waaginogaan,” the term is used by Anishinaabeg to describe dome-shaped dwellings. These structures vary in size and can keep families warm during the winter.

Bass tourney calls for volunteers

Are you a good catch? Well, the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship currently is fishing for volunteers both young and old.

Individuals age 13 and older can volunteer and help contribute to another successful year for the district's biggest fishing tournament.

The FFCBC requires 200 volunteers to make sure things run smoothly year in and year out.

25 taps!

Copper River Inn owner Bryce Campbell tested out one of the 25 new taps offered at the Copper River Inn's Taphouse and Grill. The new taps offer a wide selection of craft brews, shandies, and exported beers. The recent expansion makes the Copper River Inn's taphouse the largest one between Winnipeg and Sudbury.

New taphouse now open at Copper River Inn

District residents now can enjoy craft brewery flavour without driving to Kenora or Thunder Bay thanks to the recent opening of the Copper River Inn's Taphouse and Grill here.

The recent addition has equipped its new taproom with 25 different taps featuring 24 beers and one cider.

Just under half the taps come from craft breweries in Kenora, Thunder Bay, and the U.S. 

Student voting

Fort High student Julia McManaman signed off on a fellow student's vote and cast his ballot into the voters' box there Friday morning. She helped facilitate her school's “Student Vote” that is a province-wide program run through CIVIX.