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Sam Odrowski

Bailey bridge

A temporary “bailey bridge” now is being utilized on the south side of the overpass here as Makkinga Contracting and Equipment Rentals has begun replacing storm sewers and watermains that run underneath the roadway. The whole project is slated for completion by Oct. 19.

'Rock on!'

Ty West of “Shred Kelly" belted out some big notes as he and the band threw down a full out folk-rock set yesterday evening at the Rainy Lake Square. The high energy show, brought here by Tour de Fort and From the Grind Up, was the first concert at the square put on by a group other than the town.

Shirt tug

Children ages six to 10 tried to melt frozen T-shirts as part of a challenge during the “Survivor"-themed Square Days event held by the Fort Frances Museum in Rainy Lake Square yesterday afternoon. The "Red" team tried pulling on the shirt in all directions, which resulted in a victory for that round, besting the "Green" and "Blue” teams.

Open air art

Marcy Loveday, left, Maggie Davis and Natalie Desjardins made bird feeder crafts at Community Living Fort Frances and District's Open Air Art Studio on Monday evening at Legion Park. All supplies are provided by Community Living. The next art session will be a Shibori dyeing at Point Park on Aug. 13. The free-to-attend art sessions are made possible thanks to the Moffat Family Fund.

New Gold to expand underground

New Gold Inc. has recently hired a mining contractor to work on expanding their operations underground at the Rainy River Project, with the aim of increasing yields.

New Gold's technical services manager Darrol Van Deventer said the move underground was always part of New Gold's plan and the Rainy River Project should be seen as a combined open pit and underground operation.