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Traffic controls

If pedestrians want to cross the intersection at Keating Avenue and King's Highway, they now have to push one of these buttons to activate the “walk” signal. While the buttons might be a common sight in other communities, they're are a first for Fort Frances.

Little library

Sandy Odrowski made good use of the “Little Free Library” on Saturday afternoon when she took out a book for her reading pleasure. The library, which is free for anyone to access, is located on the corner of Third Street East and Minnie Avenue.

Gavel expansion

Construction could be seen the last few weeks at John Gavel Manufacturing Ltd. on Highway 11/71 just west of Emo. Jacob Christie, who is a planner at Gavel's, said the business has been fortunate and that the new space on the west side of the building is in response to a high volume of work.

Walking the plank

About 40 children came out for the Emo Public Library's “Pirate Day” last Tuesday, where they participated in pirate-themed games, crafts, and activities.

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Talk on wolves

Thomas Gable, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota, explained his current research on wolves in Voyeguers National Park to Rainy Lake Conservancy members Sunday afternoon at the Rendez-Vous here.

Sewing blankets

Julia Wilson, far left, Erika Kozar, and Dorothy Friday were busy making baby blankets at the United Native Friendship Centre's building on Mowat Avenue on Friday. The workshop is part of a “Heritage Series" of art and crafts, held in partnership by the UNFC and Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, to promote cultural training and exchange, as well as traditional parenting.

Rough Cut Pine

Local roots band Rough Cut Pine drew more than 100 people to the Rainy Lake Square for a free concert last Wednesday evening. The band, which performed from 6-8 p.m., had folks singing along, smiling, and tapping their feet.

Water levels talk

Dr. Wayne Jenkinson, an engineering advisor with the International Joint Commission, gave members of the Rainy Lake Conservancy a brief timeline of water levels on Rainy Lake, as well as a brief history of the IJC, during a presentation at the group's annual general meeting Sunday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous here.