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Still at work

Volunteers worked this morning to take down fences and other structures still standing near the Sorting Gap Marina after last week’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. “This is a perennial problem,” said FFCBC director Doug Cain. “The party’s over, no one wants to be here.”–Justin Holmes photo

Top locals

Doug Wright, front, and Guy Johnston of Fort Frances were the top local team at this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship—finishing in third place with a 55.67-pound total to win $12,000.—Amanda Roy photo

Winning haul

Jim Moynagh, above, had the crowd cheering with this bass during the final weigh-in Saturday that helped propel him and partner Joe Thrun to their third FFCBC title. Meanwhile, at left, Kurt Johnson held up a pair of bass for all to see as he and partner Pat Jeffries were pulled under the tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. The pair finished ninth overall.—Amanda Roy photos

Getting ready

Traffic flow at the Portage Avenue underpass has been reduced to one lane as a crew from JTJ Contracting Ltd. Inc. of Emo is prepping the area to begin construction there sometime next week. While the town still has to approve the work schedule, Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said Wednesday he’s hoping the $2.1-million project still can be completed before winter.

Top haul

Joe Thrun, right, held one of the five lunkers that played into his and partner Jim Moynagh’s 20.92-pound haul on Day 1 of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship yesterday. The former two-time champs led by less than half-a-pound heading into Day 2 today. The tournament, featuring 137 teams, wraps up tomorrow afternoon.–Justin Holmes photo