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Museum anniversary

Mary Hickling checked out a display of photographs showing the location of the 120-year-old building that houses the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, and how the community surrounding it has changed over the decades, during a wine-and-cheese reception there yesterday afternoon.

New school progress

Construction crews were seen prepping gravel, putting foundation walls in, and preparing the construction site near St. Francis School for the new consolidated JK-Grade 8 Catholic school that is slated to be built for the 2019-20 school year. A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the project on Aug. 22 and work has been conducted ever since to ready the site.

Rare honour

Ted and Ruth Brockie of Brockie's Jewellers were touched and honoured to be presented with the James Paul Award by Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce president Mark Caron during the Chamber's 22nd-annual business awards Wednesday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. It is a rare award given to individuals or businesses for their outstanding contribution—and years of dedication—to the community.

Top pledger

Samantha Halliday (at left) ran to the finish line during Sunday afternoon's Terry Fox Run here. She was the top fundraiser at this year's event, bringing in $1,662.70 in pledges. She once again ran in memory of her late uncle, Robert McNay. While some participants took it easy in the afternoon heat, more experience runners like Jake Tytler of Sault Ste.

New development

The construction of new multi-residential units on the riverfront here has begun. The forms for foundations have been built at the corner of Front Street and Minnie Avenue, where two separate structures—a four-plex and a three-plex—will be built.

Sorting waste

Crystal Brown of Miller Environmental Corp. sorted through a box of items dropped off Saturday morning during the Hazardous and Special Waste Day at the Public Works yard here. The event, which gave residents the chance to properly dispose of hazardous waste, was even more popular than last year, drawing 297 vehicles throughout the day—with some starting to line up as early as 8 a.m.

Customer service (ind.)

RBC Royal Bank branch manager Pam MacKinnon, left, was all smiles as she received the Customer Service (Individual) from Robyn Racine of Good Impressions Printing. Three other RBC Royal Bank staff—Michelle Elias, Kory McEvoy, and Shelley Matias—also were nominated for the same award.

Terry Fox flag

Die-hard supporters of the “Marathon of Hope,” George Walsh and his brother, Sandy Stalker, proudly flew the Terry Fox flag at the local run here Sunday afternoon. While Walsh took this year off from fundraising for the event, he's raised well over $100,000 in the past 38 years. See story, more photos A2.

Terry's legacy

April Cormack, left, Marcia McArthur, and Gaydonna Baker were among the 45 women and men who walked, ran, and rode along La Verendrye Parkway here Sunday afternoon during the annual Terry Fox Run here. The event, which raised more than $3,000, once again was organized by the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.