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Fedoruk running

Greta Fedoruk captured the gold medal in leading the Muskie junior high girls' contingent to a first-place finish during the annual Hial Pike cross-country competition in International Falls last Tuesday. Ashlyn Beck, Alexia Gate, Jaida Norris, and Emma Toriseva completed a top-five sweep for Fort High.

Onigaming donation

Heather Whitmell (left) and Sherrill Tucker, both from Toronto, spoke with Onigaming First Nation Chief Kathy Kishiqueb after making their donation of supplies to the Mikinaak School there on Thursday. The donation was collected in southern Ontario and personally delivered by the two women to raise awareness around the funding needs of First Nations' schools in honour of “Canada 150.”

Author talk

Former local resident J. William Galbraith spoke about his non-fiction book on former Governor General John Buchan, entitled “John Buchan—Model Governor General," last Thursday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Current resident Dawnelee Wright also talked about her memoir, "A Better Sense of Self," that evening. Signed copies of books were available.

Badger burrow

This is one of a handful of pictures captured by Josh Sayers' trail cameras as he studied the presence of badgers in our area. The animal tends to be very secretive and nocturnal, so many are not aware they are around. But after a summer of investigating burrows, Sayers reported there is a small population of the rare animal around here.

New equipment

Teacher Robert Guertin and his Grade 12 manufacturing class showed off the six new MIG welders Fort Frances High School was able to purchase with funding from the Canadian Welding Association Foundation.