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Off to university

Adam Egan filled up his van last Thursday evening in preparation for the drive down to the University of Guelph, where he will be starting his first year studying environmental science this fall. Labour Day weekend traditionally is the time when post-secondary students pack up and head off to school.

Feed of corn

Gerald Martin enjoyed his fresh corn last Wednesday afternoon at the Sister Kennedy Centre’s annual “corn feed.” About 35 seniors enjoyed their early dinner, which also included watermelon, tomatoes, and cucumbers.


Lee Stones talked about elder abuse this morning at the Métis Hall to delegates from the 10 area First Nations. About 60 people attended the two-day conference, which was put on by the Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services’ Behavioural Health Services Unit and funded by New Horizons.

‘Corn Feed’

Flo Lerman, left, and Winnie Rousseau enjoyed their cobs of corn during the annual seniors’ “Corn Feed” yesterday at Sister Kennedy Centre here. About 35 seniors were on hand to enjoy a feast of fresh corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and watermelon.

Youths enjoyed time at ‘BizKids’ camp

This year’s “BizKids Camp,” run through the Northwest Business Centre, attracted seven youth, who spent last week learning all about how to run a business before testing out their own ideas at “Market Day” on Friday.

Many of their businesses were based on baking—selling their treats and crafts to the public in front of the Fort Frances Museum from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

‘BizKids’ camp

Jenaya DeBenetti, 10, set up “Jenaya’s Sweet Treats” in front of the Fort Frances Museum on Friday afternoon for the culminating activity of the annual “BizKids Camp” here. Seven youths spent the week learning all about how to run a business before selling their products at their “Market Day.”

Locker check

Connor Bates will begin Grade 9 on Tuesday morning at Fort High but first had to register, get his class schedule, and practice opening his locker yesterday. Fort High was filled with new students registering all day, as well as a few older ones dropping by to change their timetables.