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Cotton candy

Amanda Dent brought her cotton candy-making machine to Point Park on Sunday afternoon for the Canada Day festivities there. Despite the rain, she was able to serve up some smiles to those hungry for the popular carnival-style treat.

Basket making

Lori King, Cindy Baker, and Debbie Gaylord attended the “Birch Bark Making Workshop” held yesterday at the Nanicost building here. More than 50 people came through the workshop, during which elders taught them how to make baskets. The workshop has been put on every year around late June for the last 15 years, when birch bark is in the best condition to be crafted.

Grand opening

Margaret and Sonny Ferris enjoyed a free barbecued meal at Emo Feeds on Friday as part of its official grand opening. Plenty of sales and specials were held at the store last Thursday to Saturday, including the “Bucket Sale” where patrons received 15 percent off any items they could fit in a 16-litre bucket when purchasing said bucket.

Fort High graduation

Fort High graduate Byron Stewart accepted his diploma from school principal Bill Daley during the annual convocation ceremony Thursday evening at the Ice For Kids Arena. Stewart graduated with a “DELF Certificate,” which is awarded by the French Ministry of Education to students who demonstrate French-language speaking abilities.