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Cookie creations

A group of young girls participating in Confederation College’s “Baking Creations by Domestic Sugar” showed off their freshly-decorated sugar cookies on Tuesday afternoon. Led by Meghan Spooner, the 15 participants did not waste time after baking the cookies, moving on to making marshmallow fondant flowers to go on their cupcakes.

Titanic exhibit

Fort Frances Museum summer student Hannah Taylor showed off the new Titanic exhibit there, where visitors can listen to a distress call and try antique morse code machines. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking.

Esthetics course

Instructor Sara Enns showed her students how to do lash and brow tinting on volunteer Robin McCormick at Confederation College here yesterday afternoon. The six-week “Introduction to Esthetics” course teaches how to do manicures, pedicures, and waxing among other things.

Readying to move

Dave Boshcoff of Thunder Bay Sign installed Shoppers Home Health Care signs yesterday afternoon at the store’s new location in the Senic River Mall on Second Street East. The business will not close during the move next Thursday (July 19) as products are transferred to the new site from its current location in the Rainy Lake Plaza on King’s Highway.

Painting lesson

Marg Blasky showed nine-year-old Kaylen Cunningham how to paint a leaf using the one-stroke technique yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library. The workshop was the first “Tween Thursday” of the summer, where about a dozen youths came together to paint flower pots.


A group of young teens met at one of the docks designated for swimming on Rainy Lake last Thursday afternoon to cool off in the summer heat. After all jumping in together, they then scattered to play games in the water.

Courthouse moving

Many desks and chairs had to be moved into storage last Friday after water damage was discovered at the courthouse here. The Ministry of the Attorney General has closed the buildng until it is safe to enter again, so for now Ontario Court of Justice hearings have been transferred to council chambers at the Civic Centre.