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Axe throw

Jason Caul took his best shot at the bull's-eye during the axe throwing portion of the logging competition held Friday morning at the Emo Fair. Caul didn't place during this event but saw great success in the axe chop, two-man cross-cut, and tea boil, all of which he landed in first place.

Beef show

Marlee Bliss showed off her cow at the beef show on Friday afternoon at the Emo Fair. The show was an opportunity for people to show off the cattle they are raising on their farms.

Vegetable judge

Emo Fair judge Randy Creighton inspected a plate of green peppers alongside fellow judge Emily Watson in the Exhibiton Hall on Thursday afternoon. The pair scored these vegetables on their appearance, presentation, and closeness to their variety. All entries are scored according to the guidelines set out in the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies' fair book.

Big bounce

Brock Visser had a blast bouncing around on the bungee trampoline at the Emo Fair on Thursday evening. Children enjoyed an array of fun midway rides, games, and activities.

Little library

Sandy Odrowski made good use of the “Little Free Library” on Saturday afternoon when she took out a book for her reading pleasure. The library, which is free for anyone to access, is located on the corner of Third Street East and Minnie Avenue.

Hydro rate cut coming

Energy minister and local MPP Greg Rickford has been taking steps to make good on Premier Doug Ford's campaign promise of reducing hydro rates by 12 percent.

Rickford's recent decision to scrap more than 750 “green” energy contracts, for a net savings of close to $800 million, is part of his plan for reaching that reduction.

'Little Free Library' helping to share woman's love of reading

The “Little Free Library” has been serving Fort Frances' reading community for exactly one year now, having started up last August.

The community library acts as a book exchange, where people can drop off and pick up gently-used books that interest them.

“Little Free Library” owner JoAnne Formanek Gustafson said the library has remained self-sufficient and is booming.