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Proceeds from CD to help drug, alcohol education in teens

Dreaming big has launched a former Fort Frances resident into another recording of her musical talent—this time in the form of an eight-song CD called “Shine On.”

Sandra Allan, 32, wrote and co-produced the CD—a collection of pop, rock, and gospel music—out of “Barn Studios” in Thunder Bay, where she now lives and works as an addictions counsellor.

Borderland kite club getting set to soar

Enough interest may have risen to get the Borderland High Fliers Kite Club off the ground in the next few weeks, noted John Willis of Kippewa Gardens in International Falls.

Willis and his wife, Katherine, brought their kites to Emo’s centennial celebrations and the Fourth of July holiday in the Falls earlier this month trying to drum up interest in kite flying.

Lions Park packed for centennial opening

Lions Park was teeming last Thursday afternoon as people from across the district—and beyond—turned out en masse to celebrate Emo’s centennial.

Reeve Brian Reid and the rest of Emo council were piped down to the waterfront by Fort Frances Highlander Dr. Bruce Lidkea, where council officially greeted their “pioneer family”—Tim and Lori Anne Shortreed.

B.C. woman biking to Ottawa to promote awareness for the disabled

B.C. resident Stephanie McClellan, who is travelling to the nation’s capital on a three-wheeled, hand-propelled bike as part of her mission to promote accessibility for the disabled, will stop in Fort Frances next week.

McClellan, 26, disabled six years ago by rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, began the trek—dubbed “On Wings Like Eagles”—in Vancouver on May 30.

Barron crowned FITS queen

“I’m so excited—this is amazing.”

Those were the words of Angela Barron shortly after being crowned Miss Fun in the Sun ’99 in front of a Canada Day crowd at La Place Rendez-Vous.

“I had no idea I could win,” she added. “We had so much to do we didn’t really think about winning.”

Belorussian children return

Six children from Belarus likely are anxious to get started on six weeks of fun after getting off a very long flight from their homeland and reuniting with their district host families yesterday in Winnipeg.

And just like last year, the group will get a warm welcome from the Rainy Lake Multicultural Association when members host a picnic this Saturday at Pither’s Point Park.