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Brown visit

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, left, met with members of town council and administration, as well as representatives from the town’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and Fort Frances Power Corp., at the Civic Centre yesterday afternoon during a stop here. Brown is touring Northwestern Ontario as part of the official opposition’s northern caucus retreat.

Eagle perch

Local resident Dale Hoard spotted this golden eagle perched on his bird bath earlier this week at his home west of town. An eagle’s nest is located across the river from his home and the birds often are spotted nearby.

Hail storm

Brian Gregory checked out the hail that still remained at Boffin Lake an hour after a storm hit yesterday morning. The storm also brought strong winds up to 60 km/h, with some downed trees reported in town.

Curious visitor

Gil Hayes of Edmonton was fishing with his niece, local resident Teresa Bolen, from shore near the Crow Rock bridge recently when this cute little red fox joined them. Hayes is a retired wrestler who was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame. He grew up here before going on to wrestle elsewhere in Canada, as well as in South America, Japan, Hawaii, and Florida.

Floral flourishes

The Fort Frances Power Corp., along with several volunteers with The Shops on Scott (BIA), helped put up flower baskets for the summer yesterday on the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Scott Street. The Shops on Scott paid for the flowers, which they got from Hammond’s Nursery.

Métis open house

Sunset Country Métis president Clint Calder, left, chatted with Sarah-Lynn Klassen during the “Ring in Spring” open house yesterday afternoon at the Métis Hall here. Those on hand enjoyed free tea and bannock, and also got to meet-and-greet the Sunset Country Métis council.