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Summer resident appointed

Bladder Cancer Canada's national board of directors has advised that Ferg Devins, a bladder cancer survivor and former National Walk Lead of Bladder Cancer Canada's September awareness walk, took over the reins as chair for the organization effective June 14.

Current chair Ken Bagshaw will become past chair and maintain a seat on the board of directors.

Armed robber nabbed

Yesterday around 11:20 a.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a 9-1-1 call of a robbery in progress at a local business.

The suspect was wielding a weapon at the time of the robbery.

All available officers immediately attended the area of the business and conducted patrols for the suspect.

Canada Day activities set

Canada Day is just around the corner and this year, the Fun in the Sun committee has made celebrating easier than ever.

An array of events are planned at Point Park for July 1, with everything from volleyball and wakeboarding to sandcastle-building contests and inflatable bouncy castles.

Initial refugee family leaving

The first of the two Iraqi refugee families who found a new home here in Fort Frances late last year has decided to move to Toronto to reconnect with relatives and pursue new opportunities.

Bashar Al-Zeebaree, the family's father, recently was offered a job relating to satellite TV instalment by his cousin who lives in Toronto.

Garden helping students 'grow'

A group of students at Crossroads School headed to Lowey's Greenhouse in May to purchase plants for their school's community garden.

Last year, students grew several different kinds of fruits and vegetables there, including kale, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, watermelon, strawberries, as well as lots of different herbs.