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Stephanie Hagenaars

Tourist centre

Natasha Gaudio, left, and Emma Dykstra are ready for the tourism season as they celebrated the opening day of the Fort Frances Tourism Information Centre on Friday. The centre celebrated by holding a rally to welcome American anglers and tourists to Canada.

Welcome rally

A handful of local residents with big, welcoming cheers met at the Fort Frances Tourism Information Centre on Friday to welcome U.S. tourists as they crossed the border before the Victoria Day long weekend. Friday marked the opening day of the tourism centre, the tourist sites here, as well as the Sorting Gap Marina for the summer season.

Opening concert

A “Fort Frances Kitchen Party," a free concert featuring local music duo "Entyrely Mac,” took place Thursday evening to celebrate the grand opening of Rainy Lake Square. The performance kicked off a series of concerts happening at the square throughout the summer.

New kitchen area

Columbus Place residents gathered in the social room for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly-renovated kitchen there. Tom Duchnicki, left, Columbus Place board president, local MP Don Rusnack, and Columbus Place property manager April Szpara also shared a few words about the community and the importance of the social space.

Square vendor

Jinny (left) and Smokey Bruyere, of Nana B's, were bundled up as they took part in Rainy Lake Square's first official “Market Thursday” last week. The booth featured a large display of original beadwork and other trinkets that were handmade in the Fort Frances area.

Kitchen opening

Tom Duchnicki, left, president of the board for Columbus Place here, local MP Don Rusnak, and April Szpara, property manager of Columbus Place, gathered in the new kitchen, along with building residents, to celebrate its newly-renovated kitchen. The renovation was made possible through a grant from the federal New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Market opener

Despite the chilly morning, Charleen Mallory of Charlee's Naturally Northern had her handmade soaps on display today at the Rainy Lake Square. Local entrepreneurs set up shop for the first offical “Market Thursday" of the season there. There also were beaded works of jewellery, wine jellies, produce, and handmade bags for sale.