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More entries at fair

Numbers were up all around for entries into the Exhibition Hall at this year's Emo Fair—and the judges couldn't be happier.

“Everything looks good,” judge Sylvia Goodheart smiled.

“It's nice to see so many people exhibiting and taking part.”

The increased participation helps to create a stronger sense of community in the district, Goodheart added.


An article in last Wednesday's Times, headlined “Concerns over discarded needles addressed,” incorrectly stated about 6.5 percent of Canadians have HIV currently, with Ontario being on par to the national average.

In fact, it should have read about 6.5 per 100,000 people currently have HIV, which translates to .0065 percent.

Choose your 'Hometown Hero'

Gillons' Insurance is encouraging residents to come down and give a shout out to your “Hometown Hero.”

From now until the middle of September, nominations will be accepted at any one of Gillons' 11 locations, including here in Fort Frances, and funds raised will go towards various Northwestern Ontario foundations.

Nominations are offered for $2, $5, or $10.

Cash calendar winners

It was a lucky week for Eugene Johnson of Emo, who won $30 for both Aug. 13 and 14 in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Also winning $30 for Aug. 12-18 were Linda Fraser (Atikokan), Kristie McQuay (Atikokan), Luke and Marissa Esselink (Devlin), William Fisher (Devlin), and Darwin Hayes (Fort Frances).