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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.

Visiting candidate

Métis Nation of Ontario presidential candidate Margaret Froh and MNO citizen Kevin Marusyk discussed Métis harvesting rights among other issues at a meet-and-greet yesterday morning at La Place Rendez-Vous. Secretary-treasurer candidate Tim Pile also joined Froh on a tour of Region 1—with additional stops in Atikokan, Dryden, and Kenora.