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The Northwest Business Centre will once again be holding “BizKids Camp” here in town from Aug. 19-23.
Diane Schwartz-Williams, who organizes the program, noted that there are approximately 10 spots available and so parents are encouraged to sign their children up soon.
Thursday at noon is the cutoff for registration.
Two students from Fort Frances will enter the Northern Ontario School of Medicine this fall—a journey they both are excited to begin.
Kerri Stinson first completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba before starting a two-year’s Master’s program at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.
Vai Lockman, four, flew off the bus to greet his Mom following the annual “First Rider” program at Rainy River District School Board office Tuesday morning. Aimed at children beginning school this fall, the youngsters watched a short video on bus safety before taking a practice ride to Robert Moore, St. Michael’s, and J.W. Walker.
Everett Aucoin, left, and his brother, Jarrett, watched as construction crews dug up more of Second Street at Victoria Avenue yesterday. Due to a collapsed sewer pipe, the unscheduled work was started and will hopefully be fixed shortly. However, the pipe is broken in at least one other area which complicates things.
Ashley Croswell, left, grinned alongside Hailey Wirtz, Kaitlyn Cottam, and Madison Allan before the Emo Fair Queen “meet-and-greet” barbecue last Wednesday evening at the Emo Sportsfield. The hopefuls will find out who will become the 2013 Emo Fair Queen tomorrow (Aug. 15) upstairs at the Emo Arena following their “Entertainment Night” that begins at 6 p.m.
Donna Wasykowski wrote down her pick for the “People’s Choice Award” at the Fort Frances Horticultural Society’s annual “Flower Show.” The show, which took place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market on Saturday, had 17 entries vying for the top award, as well as many other plant and flower samples out for the public to admire.
Country singer Del Barber crooned stories of life on the Prairies and on the road yesterday evening at Cornell Farms in La Vallee. The softly-lit barn was filled with people who came out for the two-and-a-half hour concert, which included opening acts by local performers Mike McCaig, this year’s “Quest” winner, and Lauren Gurski.
Long-time Dairy Queen employee Nissa Blase mixed up an Oreo Blizzard this morning to kick off Miracle Treat Day while Chantal Caul watched. The annual fundraiser runs until 10:30 p.m., with all proceeds from Blizzard sales going to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Four-year-old Thea Denby, left, and Addison Chown took colouring their tiaras very seriously at the “Royal Tea Party” hosted by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday morning. Fifteen children attended the event, which also saw them parade around the library following tea, cookies, and Storytime.