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Spanning a full week, “Fun in the Sun” committee member Laurie Beadle said this year’s summer celebration will be bigger and be

“After seeing what happened at the Seattle protests, you have to wonder what could be happening down there.”

That’s the feeling of one local woman whose husband, an officer with the Fort Frances OPP, joined several others from the district in Windsor this week to help keep the peace at the Organization of American States conference.

Fun in the Sun boasts more events

Spanning a full week, “Fun in the Sun” committee member Laurie Beadle said this year’s summer celebration will be bigger and better than any in recent memory.

“There’s a lot more events,” she enthused Tuesday. “We have more marching bands in the parade, and there’s lots of things for kids, and families in general, to do.

“After all, our theme is ‘Just for Kids,’” she added.

Mother Nature helps ease fire danger

Cooler, wet weather of late has helped ease fears of another bad season for forest fires that were prevalent earlier this spring but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be cautious.

“The fire hazard rating is on the edge of moderate,” note Debbie MacLean, fire information officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Dryden.

Mother Nature helps ease fire danger

Cooler, wet weather of late has helped ease fears of another bad season for forest fires that were prevalent earlier this spring but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be cautious.

“The fire hazard rating is on the edge of moderate,” note Debbie MacLean, fire information officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Dryden.