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The Cox kids have mastered social distancing. Arthur, Annabelle, Edward Cox enjoyed some ice fishing on Saturday. If you have pictures of your family self-isolating and socially distancing, send them in, to be featured in upcoming

Trip of the month (april)

United Church minister Schalk Naude made a phyical distance-safe pull of the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club “Trip of the Month" draw for April at International Travel yesterday morning. Shane and Debbie Svoboda were the winners of the April draw, a trip to Cayo Coco, Cuba, valued at $4,000.

Bear hunt

So many bears have been appearing in the Township of Emo, kids are encouraged to go out and hunt them! The Township has organized a Spring Bear Hunt, where residents set bears around their properties, and families out for walks count to see how many they can find. The event comes with prizes and has been a hit for all ages.

Horsing around

Ben Teeple and his sorrel horse Trim, left, head out for a ride with Same Teeple, who is riding his dark bay, Rocky. The brothers have been out riding regularly with their parents during the school break, enjoying the spring weather and quiet roads. Time spent outside with those you share a home with, is a great way to beat cabin fever, while staying safe through social distancing.


Freddie Calder just couldn't help himself. Puddles are clearly for jumping in, and with warmer weather here, there are plenty available. Time to dust off the rubber boots, splash pants and rain coats.

Signs of spring

The return of spring is bringing back some local wildlife, including this little groundhog, spotted outside of town. Ducks, geese, gulls, swans and songbirds have also made their return. If you see some local wildlife, take a picture and send it in to us! We may print it in a future edition.

Private paradise

Brielle and her mom have been coping with cabin fever by taking daily walks. Last week, they enjoyed a breathtaking sunset, while alone on the waterfront. What is your family doing to beat the boredom, and still stay safe, during the COVID-19 pandemic? Set your camera to high-resolution, take a picture, and send it to us at

Blooming beautiful

Window displays were blooming throughout town ealier this week, as residents participated in the community Window Walk, in which people decoarate their windows to a common theme, for the enjoyment of passers-by. The event began on St. Patrick's Day, and has since become a popular event on social media. The next scheduled day is tomorrow, April 1, with the theme of Jokes.

Spring ride

Seamus Baxter has dusted off his bike and was out enjoying the waterfront on Friday. With the weather warming up, there are lots of ways to get out and enjoy the sunshine and spring weather.

Public Health advises that it's healthy to get out and enjoy exercise and fresh air, while still practicing a safe social distance of two meteres.