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Toy lending library holds grand opening

The new Kiniwazison Toy Lending Library at Seine River held its grand opening yesterday and organizer Bonnie Johnson has been very pleased with the community’s response to it so far.

“I am a bit nervous about [Tuesday],” Johnson had admitted Monday. “The library has been open since August but Tuesday is the big deal. It is the official opening of the library.”

District woman helped build Spitfires

Evelyn Armstrong of Stratton may not have fought on the front lines in the Second World War but she certainly did her part contributing to the war effort by helping build the famous Spitfire fighter planes.

A 20-year-old woman in 1940, Armstrong volunteered for the position of riveter at the Canada Car Corp. at the Lakehead (now known as Thunder Bay).

Local art gallery hosts fundraiser

The Fine Line Art Gallery hosted “Music in the Gallery” on Friday night to help raise money for the arts community in Fort Frances.

About 30 people were on hand for the three-hour event, where they could view artwork by local artists as well as enjoy the instrumental melodies of the Northern Lights Ensemble, featuring Katherine Williams and Stephanie Hawkins.