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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.

Seniors stories

Sandra Brunetta, right, chatted with Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George, left, and museum volunteer Maxine Hayes about how best to start gathering older residents' recollections of growing up here during a meeting last Wednesday.

Pi run

Stratton native and current Winnipeg resident Danielle Shrumm joined her nephew, Layton Malodowich from Rainy River, along the running path at The Mounds for the third-annual “Pi Run” put on by the Stratton Recreation Committee on Saturday morning.

Team Canada

Thunder Bay's Megan and Kory Carr, along with Stratton natives Jackie McCormick and Trevor Bonot, were given an enthusiastic send-off at the Stratton Recreation Centre on Saturday night as the Canadian mixed curling champions prepare to head to Champéry, Switzerland next month for the world championships.

Gathering stories

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George, left, local historian Sandra Brunetta, and museum volunteer Maxine Hayes discussed plans to chronicle older residents' memories about growing up here yesterday. Not only will Brunetta be interviewing individuals but she also is encouraging families to do this themselves.

Elephant walking

An elephant walked past Lovsia Noonan's tour group during a safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana. The group also saw zebras, giraffes, impalas, hippos, baboons, and sable antelopes, among other animals.