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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - September 7, 2016

Going up

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Duane Hicks

Syncor Contracting Ltd. is continuing work on its first five-unit townhome complex being built on its Front Street property. Over the summer, the sewer and water connections were completed and the basements dug, with the next phase being construction of the actual units.

Knox set to hold elevator dedication

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Heather Latter

Although it was completed about a year ago, Knox United Church here is holding an official dedication of the elevator the congregation worked so hard to acquire.

“It’s the fruition of 10-12 years of talking about it and fundraising,” said Randy DeGagne, chairman of church council.

Tickets still available for ‘Real Deal’ showcase party

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Heather Latter

Marc McNay hopes people get their tickets soon so they don’t miss out on his fundraising event and pre-screening party set for this Saturday (Sept. 10) at the Copper River Inn here.

McNay will be showcasing some never-before-seen footage from his hunting-based TV show, “The Real Deal,” which currently is airing for its second season on Wild TV.

PoW tribute

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Duane Hicks

Knitted poppies, along with the names and photos of 10 district soldiers known to be among the 1,975 Canadians who served in Hong Kong during WWII, were placed in the flower gardens at the Fort Frances Museum last week, where “Hong Kong and Beyond—Treatment of Allied PoWs held by the Japanese in the Second World War” is the new exhibit on the main floor.

New library CEO settling in

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Duane Hicks

After more than three weeks on the job, Caroline Goulding already is comfortable as the new CEO of the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

“It’s a beautiful facility; very well-used,” noted Goulding, who arrived here from Bracebridge, Ont., where she worked as a Children’s and Youth Services librarian.

Citizens speak out on electoral reform

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Duane Hicks

If the federal Liberal government wants electoral reform, not only must it put the change to a referendum, but Canadians are going to need to be broadly consulted and then educated in order to make a well-informed vote.

Fibre art

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Duane Hicks

Museum curator Sherry George set up a 12:1 scale display of a bedroom—complete with tiny quilts and a rug—last week for the “Fibre Arts Festival 2016” exhibit there. The diorama is made by Kerry Harper.

New ‘Seven Gens’ programs lauded

District
Heather Latter

Cindy Ottertail always has wanted to be a nurse.

She applied for the program in the past, but didn’t have the necessary requirements.

But after hearing about the Pre-Health Sciences program being offered at Seven Generations Education Institute here, Ottertail knew it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.

Tymkin being left in limbo for now

Sports
Joey Payeur

Cole Tymkin is living in limbo these days.

The 17-year-old Fort Frances resident and Rainy River native survived the initial round of cuts for the Memorial Cup champion London Knights at the end of their first week of training camp.

Kick-off drill

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Joey Payeur

The Muskies’ kicking game will have a new look to it entering the WHSFL season, which begins tomorrow (Sept. 8) at 3 p.m. when the black-and-gold host the Kildonan East Reivers in a Currie Division (‘A’) clash.

Football Muskies prepare for opener

Sports
Joey Payeur

Most football teams have several weeks to get ready for a new season—and a multitude of bodies from which to choose their rosters.

This year’s Muskie squad has had neither. But with the WHSFL season set to get underway here tomorrow, there’s no time for lamenting their misfortune.

Dragon boat festival seeks paddlers

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Joey Payeur

The fifth-annual International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Sorting Gap Marina after getting postponed from its original June 25 date after an overnight storm left the site in ruins.

But the push is on to find enough bodies willing and able to make it the grandest event possible.

Lakers’ roster still filled with questions

Sports
Joey Payeur

It’s a race too close to call so Wayne Strachan is going to make it last a little longer.

The head coach and general manager of the Fort Frances Lakers consulted with his staff during the team’s three-day training camp last week at the Ice for Kids Arena to figure out who will represent the three-time defending SIJHL champs to begin the new season.