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Visiting canoeist

Pascal Bredin of Gatineau, Que. used Fort Frances as one of his stopovers this past week to rest during what is a planned 7,500-km trek by canoe from his hometown all the way to Inuvik, N.W.T. See story on A2.

Castin champs

Fort Frances anglers Donovan Cousineau, left, and Dave Chambers had the old guard scrambling for answers they never found as two of the younger anglers in this year's field of 52 teams claimed the title at the annual “Castin' for Cash” bass tournament hosted by Lake Despair Lodge. It was the first title at the tourney for the pair.

New courts

Al Christiansen, with the Fort Frances Multi-Use Tennis Courts organizing committee, tested out the newly-constructed facility located at the St. Francis Sports Field late Monday afternoon. The courts are scheduled to be open to the public next week once proper signage regarding the rules of the facility is in place. The committee was to meet today (Wednesday) to determine an exact date.

Patriotic path

Nathalie Donaldson led a group of volunteers to paint maple leaves along the sidewalk of the 200 block of Scott Street on Saturday in anticipation of Canada Day. Donaldson, on behalf of The Shops on Scott (BIA), received permission to paint the leaves with the understanding that the sidewalk is scheduled to be torn up and replaced shortly after Canada Day.