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V-ball practice

Ashton Cousineau was locked in on the airborne ball as he got ready to unleash a serve during the Muskie senior boys' volleyball team's first practice of the season on Monday afternoon at Fort High. All four Muskie court sport teams will open the NorWOSSA season on Tuesday (Sept. 17) when they hit the road to face the Broncos in Kenora.

FASD initiative

FASD Community Partners Robyn Dennis (Community Living Fort Frances and District), front left, Miranda Sigurdson (NHWU), Lana Smith (Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services), Jenn Cawston (FIREFLY), Erin Lovelace (Kenora-Rainy River Children and Family Services), Ellie Tucker (OPSEU Local 718 correctional staff), back left, Copper River Inn general manager Leanne Danelisky, Copper River Inn ma

Mill seizure

The town posted a Notice of Seizure at the Front Street and Victoria Avenue entrance to the shuttered paper mill property yesterday morning to notify the property owner that the town will be seizing personal property to sell at a public auction to recover nearly $500,000 in unpaid taxes on the property. -Ken Kellar photo

Horton dedication

The plaque commemorating the late Delbert Horton was unveiled at the grand opening of Seven Generations Education Institute's new Fort Frances campus last Thursday. SGEI CEO Brent Tookenay said the plaque honouring Horton would be mounted somewhere in the building to recognize his contributions to the institute, the community and indigenous education around the world.

SGEI opening

Laura Horton sang and drummed in memory of her late husband, Delbert Horton, during the opening of Seven Generations Education Institute's new Fort Frances Campus on Thursday. Horton, who passed away in December 2018, was the founder of SGEI and a life-long advocate for indigenous education.

SGEI certificate

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford, left, presented SGEI CEO Brent Tookenay with a certificate from Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce during the grand opening of SGEI's new Fort Frances campus on Thursday.

Romano speaking

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Ross Romano spoke to the crowd during the grand opening of Seven Generations Education Institute's new Fort Frances Campus on Thursday. The minister stressed the importance of facilities like the new campus which offer students the chance for high quality post-secondary education that is closer to home.

Dixon singing

Canadian rock legend Carl Dixon took to the stage at the Townshend Theatre on Thursday to deliver a blend of hits from across his career as the first performer of the Tour De Fort season. Dixon, best known for his time in bands Coney Hatch, The Guess Who and April Wine, spoke at length about his career and recovery from a near-fatal 2008 car crash in Australia.

'Ragged Road'

“Ragged Road” band members Rod Parr, left, Peter Keen, Michael Dennis, Chris Marchand and Jhustin Czjakowski played the final barn concert of the season at Cornell Farms last Wednesday night. The band hails from Dryden and delivered a fun blend of rock and folk music with a touch of Celtic-influenced sound.

Intern funding

Rainy River Meats processing manager David Donaldson, left, and Rainy River District Regional Abattoir intern Cassidy Teeple, joined local MPP Greg Rickford last Wednesday in front of Rainy River Meats in Emo to discuss the $31,500 in provincial funding for the intern position at the not-for-profit abattoir.