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Winners galore at horse show

Equestrian excellence was the order of the day throughout this past weekend as the Borderland Quarter Horse Show took over the Emo Fairgrounds.

Riders from within and outside of the Rainy River District put their four-legged friends through the paces in an attempt to impress the judges at the annual event.

Here is the list of the high point award winners from the event:

Lindberg selected for NWO hall

An Olympic medalist with a Fort Frances pedigree will join the elite athletic performers in the history of this region.

It was announced last Wednesday (Aug. 5) that Fort native Chris Lindberg will be among the newest members entering the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 34th annual induction ceremonies on Sept. 26 at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

Women’s soccer semis tonight

Enough with the rehearsals. It’s showtime.

The Borderland Soccer League women’s division gets down to playoff business tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Struchan Gilson Soccer Pitch with a pair of semi-final matchups.

It will be a Tyson v. Douglas-type confrontation when the heavily-favoured La Place Rendez-Vous U-18 Voyageurs face Boston Pizza.

Speed signs being mulled

The town may consider permanent electronic speed signs to remind motorists just how fast they’re going.

The local Police Services Board has suggested to council that funds be set aside in its budget annually to purchase permanent speed signs for areas in town with “chronic speeders.”

Keith donating a total of $25,000

The legacy of the recent “Duncan Keith Day” will resonate throughout Fort Frances for some time to come, thanks to the generosity of the town’s favourite hockey son.

Tonight’s meeting of town council will feature the first of five cheque presentations over the next two days being made on behalf of Keith, with each donation worth $5,000 for a total of $25,000 altogether.

Power outage

A total of 416 Hydro One customers east of Fort Frances suffered a power outage yesterday after a Hydro One equipment failure.

Hydro One crews were still working this morning, with the aim to restore power to residents of Mine Centre, Seine River 23Afn, Baker, Lac Lacroix Fn, Tanner, Rainy River Unorganized, and Perch Lake by 2 p.m. today.

Horse show

Senior Hunt Under Saddle exhibitors got ready to show off their riding skills this morning during the Borderland Quarter Horse Association’s annual show at the Emo Fairgrounds. The show continues tomorrow and Sunday, concluding with a walk trot charity ride for the Fort Frances Community Chest.