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Grand Opening

John Rafferty, Howard Hampton’s representative, spoke to the droves of people who attended the Grand re-opening of the Fort Frances Museum yesterday. Several town dignitaries thanked those who contributed to the project and invited the public to tour the exhibits inside. —Amanda Roy photo

Car Rally

“Team Times” members, Tanya Cumming, back left, Heather Oligvie, and Susan Martin raced to decode the history of Rainy Lake explorers, before Laurel Halvorsen and her team could. Seventeen teams participated in last night’s “Car Rally,” which was a fundraiser for the Fort Frances Library’s “Building for the Future” campaign. The event raised $350.

—Amanda Roy Photo

Proud grad

Sullivan Langford, age two, was over joyed to receive his pre school diploma from Laurel Armstrong yesterday afternoon, during the Fort Frances Nursery School’s graduation. Parents and their toddler’s gathered at the Legion park here for a noon picnic and presentation from the nursery school staff.

—Amanda Roy photo

Big fish

Earl Palmquist holding his ice fishing world record lake trout he caught twenty years ago near Atikokan. His sale of the fish through eBay has attracted media attention throughout the region.

–Submitted photo


Mike Alan and “Gilmour,” from B93 fm surprised Kate Morrison and Danielle Herbert, Tim Hortons employees, by pushing the dunk tank button. B93 fm and other well known faces helped out with fundraising activities at the local store, during Tim Hortons Camp Day last Wednesday.

Right-hand turn

OPP cadet Tyler Coyle taught four-year-old Ashlyn Beck, left, and Pasquel Shortreed, five, how to make a right turn signal during a bike rodeo at Donald Young School on Friday. Many local youth were on-hand to learn the rules of the road. The event was sponsored by the Northwestern Health Unit and the Ontario Early Years Centre. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Swinging good time

Tanner McCormick, nearly two, was one of the first children to enjoy the Sway Fun—the new fully-accessible swing at the Lions Park. About 40 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday.

—Melanie Béchard photo

French performer

Students at St. Francis School enjoyed a special presentation, “Gotta Love That French,” yesterday afternoon. The interactive performance put on by Helen Nicole Richard had the kids and teachers dancing, singing, and learning in the French language. A workshop also took place at St. Micheal’s School in the morning. -Amanda Roy photo


Dana Ward, sported a smile of relief while accepting her diploma from Patricia Lang Confederation College President, last night during the colleges 145th Convocation here. Ward and nine other students graduated from the School of Health & Community Services with a diploma in Early Childhood Education.