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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.


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.

Signed condolences

Lorraine Gosselin signed her condolences to the family of the late Bryce Devoe, in the remeberance book at Walmart, yesterday afternoon. The local business has setup a memorial and donation box in their store for the community to share their thoughts and prayers with the family.

—Amanda Roy photo