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Sam Odrowski

Lego club

Kix Jewell and Seamus Baxter had a blast constructing their Lego castle during the “Lego Mania” event held yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library. The Lego sessions are held every Monday starting at 1:30 p.m. from now until Aug. 20, with the exception of Aug. 6 (civic holiday).

Centennial celebration

Pastor Brian Keffer of the Zion Lutheran Church here stood with parish children who helped plant a Dwarf Lilac tree during the church's 100th anniversary celebration that followed the 10:30 a.m. service held back on June 24. A barbecued lunch also was enjoyed by parishioners who attended the centennial celebration.

Running into water

It may have been chilly and rainy but many youngsters still swam and played along the waterfront at Point Park during Canada Day on Sunday. The Fun in the Sun committee made water sports available for a small fee to those who wanted to go tubing, waterskiing, or wakeboarding.

Log

Mark Howarth and his daughter, Jill, faced off against each other in the log-rolling activity held at Point Park on Canada Day. Those who visited the park on Sunday had a chance to show off their log-rolling skills on the water, as well as partake in other water sports.

Rickford to head three cabinet portfolios

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford will be responsible for three portfolios in Premier Doug Ford's cabinet after being named the minister for energy, northern development and mines, and indigenous affairs.

He was sworn in Friday morning along with the 20 other members of cabinet, which is down eight ministers from the former Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne.

'Project Sunset' helping to reduce substance use among district youth

A program that has no mention of drugs and alcohol has proven itself effective in drastically reducing the rate of incidences for both in district youth aged 10-14.

Called “Project Sunset” and funded by the provincial government, the program is run by the local OPP at Crossroads School in Devlin for students in Grades 5-8.