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Emergency Response Team training

The OPP’s North West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) will be conducting three days of training exercises in Fort Frances starting Sunday. This photo shows what the officers will look like as the uniforms will be different than those they wear on regular duty. The public can expect to see the officers in the community, especially in the west end of town.

Mural project

“Timmy’s World,” a large-scale mural installation created by Harvey Revus, Chase Badiuk, Cameron Cawston, Julia Cawston, Jordyn Ahrens, Jada Eide, Kennedi Handberg, Emma Smith, and Max Sovereign, will be put up at the ’52 Canadians Arena sometime this fall.

Roasting marshmallows

Davis Wielinga and Tyrell Kempf roasted marshmallows to make s’mores earlier this month during a summer learning program called “Camp Read S’More” at St. Michael’s here. The two-week program, a pilot project run by the Ministry of Education which focused on literacy, saw 12 students participate.

Falcon sighting

This peregrine falcon was spotted this past July 20 perched at AbitibiBowater kraft mill by local resident, Kevin Marusyk, who was able to capture the rare bird of prey with his camera. The birds are considered a species at risk provincially and federally, decades after the species’ population collapse back in the 1960s due pesticides such as DDT interfering with their reproductive process.

Saloon scene

Some of the cast of Fort Frances Little Theatre’s production of “How the West Was Won in a Dress” were spotted in the “Lucky Lady Saloon” during a recent rehearsal. The comedy will be staged June 25-26 and June 28-29 at 7 p.m. at the Cornell Barn on La Vallee Road North.

Out of reach

The puck flew just out of reach for Rainy River Community College Voyageurs’ goalie Katelynn Stearns of Fort Frances during action against St. Scholastica at Bronco Arena in International Falls over the weekend. But RRCC paddled the opposition 9-2 on Saturday and beat them again 7-2 on Sunday.

RRCC action

Stevie-Lee Langford of the Rainy River Community College Voyageurs fought for the puck against a University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs player during action last weekend at Bronco Arena in International Falls. The Voyageurs swept the two-game set, winning 6-2 on Saturday and then 5-3 on Sunday.