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First ride

Parents and kids took the inaugural ride yesterday on the Sway Fun, the new fully-accessible swing at the Lions Park. Local sorority Beta Sigma Phi, who fundraised for several years for the swing, organized the ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday. The swing allows children with mobility issues to play with other children.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Broken poles

Crews were out Sunday morning to repair a pole that was broken in an accident in the early morning hours in the 500 block of Second Street East.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Dream song

Kyle Councillor of Naicatchewenin First Nation performed a song he heard in a dream on his drum for students at St. Francis School yesterday. The school also saw a dance demonstration from Cathy Creighton and participated in a pow wow as part of their Native Awareness Day celebrations.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Unusual find

John Piotrowski found these two baby raccoons under a trailer while mowing the grass at the Walleye Trailer Park earlier this week. He took this picture before calling town bylaw officer Dave Egan, who picked them up and took them to the vet.

Cooking kebabs

Grade 11 students David Empey, left, and Tyler Good cooked up some asian beef and mediterranean lamb kebabs in the new industrial kitchen at Fort Frances High School last night for Confederation College’s fundraiser last night. “An Evening of International Appetizers and Cocktails” replaced the annual golf tournament this year as the scholarship fundraiser.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Dunk tank fun

Jake McTavish, a Tim Horton’s employee, made a splash in the dunk tank unexpectedly after fellow employee, Kate Morrison ran up and hit the button yesterday afternoon during Tim Horton’s Camp Day here. The local store held several fundraising activities including a car wash, book sale, and a dunk tank in their parking lot to raise money for Tim Horton’s Kids Camps.

Fore!

Jordan Larson, 12, practices his swing at the Kitchen Creek golf course Saturday morning. The young linkster was out with his friends and an assortment of other youths, learning the basics of the sport and how to improve their game.

–Justin Holmes photo

Canine kindness

Sabrina Miller, and her four-legged friend, Furrn, participated in the Voyageur Lions Club, Dog Guides Walk on Sunday afternoon. Seven participants and their dogs walk from Pither’s Point Park to the Sorting Gap Marina to raise unds for the Guide Dog facility in Oakville, On. The group raised a total of $875 in donations.

—Amanda Roy photo

Sailor in training

OC Dylan Taylor demonstrated how the sheer legs work (which is a lifting device they use on board ships) on Saturday afternoon during the annual ceremonial review for the 144 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (Fort Frances). A number of awards were presented and the cadets also displayed projects of their work over the year. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Getting ready

Murray Bullied of W.J. Bowman Ltd. drew a line for a co-worker to focus on while surveying the future site of Abitibi-Consolidateds biomass boiler Thursday afternoon in anticipation of site excavation starting on Monday, June 4.