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FFCBC back under big tent

The big tent with its yellow and white stripes once again will host the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship down at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Now in its 19th year, the tournament had spent the past three years at the Memorial Sports Centre. But it’s now returning to its original location.

Blanc takes command of base

On June 27, Lt.-Col. Daniel Blanc accepted his new post as the commanding officer (CO) of 2 Area Support Group (ASG) Personnel Services in Petawawa, Ont.

The son of Fort Frances residents George and Linda Blanc, he has spent the past 27 years in uniform and has travelled all over the world working for the military.

Exhibit revives era of fine bone china

The Fort Frances Museum’s latest exhibit—“Bone China: Gone with the Hope Chest?”—goes back in time when fine china was used frequently, filling the main floor gallery with elegant place settings for visitors to admire.

“What we’re finding are a lot of our women past a certain age do have fine china, bone china, and beautiful collections of it,” noted museum curator Sherry George.

Local housing market stable

Given the uncertain future of the Resolute Forest Products mill here, some have been wondering if there are more houses for sale than in the past.

But local real estate brokers Chad Jack (Century 21), David Kircher (Tichborne’s), Dan Cousineau (Cousineau), and Kathy Judson (RE/MAX) are sure this is simply the season to sell and nothing out of the ordinary is happening.

Motel demolition

The detached part of the Mid-Town Motel was demolished on Wednesday, although the main part of the building is still open for business. The demolished section was previously known as White’s Motel in the 1970s.

Jumping in

Shelby King, 12, left, Asyia Shields, 13, Austin Strom, 13, Luke Holland, 14, and Evan Loyie, 12, jumped into the upper Rainy River yesterday afternoon on the count of three. The friends cooled off by swimming at the dock across from Rainy Lake Sports and Tackle—a popular place for youth to meet and swim.

Trip fundraiser

Chelsey Skirten, left, and Julia Quast, 16, were busy scrubbing a truck clean Saturday morning at Lakewood Tire as an “Italy Trip” fundraiser for the Travel Club at Fort High. More than a dozen club members came out to help wash the lineup of vehicles and hold a barbecue, which ran from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tea time

Museum curator Sherry George, centre, poured Tropical Current tea for Lucille Botsford, left, and Eva Thornton, right, yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Museum. The popular “Tea and Scones” event at the museum serves up homemade scones, and tea from the local business, Smashing Tea, on fine china every Thursday as part of the BIA’s “Market Thursdays.”

Plentiful produce

A sure sign of summer, Gerber’s “Mini-Mart” is up and running in the Canadian Tire parking lot with a variety of fresh fruits and veggies available, along with fresh bread and jam. Sarah Milling, left, Michaela Nydegger, Aara Kabatay, and Simone Gerber were kept busy restocking their supply as customers came and went. The stand is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.