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3D printing

Maggie Le Mesurier instructed a 3D printing workshop yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, which taught participants the basics of 3D printing. Those who complete the 3D orientation workshop can then use the 3D printer to create small objects such as whistles and dice, so larger, more complicated designs. The FFPLTC will be holding a 3D printing presentation on Aug.

Head-on collision

Fort Frances Mud Dogs' pitcher Jodie Hood took the worst of a run-scoring collision between her and Dana Ward of the Fort Frances Her-ricanes in a Rainy River District Women's Fastball League playoff matchup last night at VanJura. The fourth-seeded Her-ricanes won the game by a 17-2 margin over the fifth-seeded Mud Dogs to advance to the next round of the winner's side of the bracket.

Coding camp

The Science North “Bluecoats" were back in town yesterday and this time they brought something new and exciting: robots! The "Robots en Route" workshop, hosted by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, showed the group of kids on hand a basic form of designing, building, and programming robotics using an "ez-robot" builder platform.

Soccer showdown

Connor Nelson of Manitou Forest Products circled back with the ball and surveyed his options while teammate Mark Faragher gave him some directions during their squad's 2-2 tie with Centra Pipelines in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last night at the St. Francis Sports Field. It was the first tie between the two squads this season.

EARS open house

Kim Jo Bliss of the Emo Agricultural Research Station showed open house attendees all the different varieties of crops growing there yesterday evening. Demonstration plots of soybeans, canola, wheat, hops, and other crops were shown to those who attended the open house.

Classic car

This 1929 Model A-Rartrod rolled into Rainy River to take part in the first-ever car show held in conjunction with “Railroad Daze.” It was among many vintage and classic cars that lined Fourth Street on Sunday.

6000 acres

Brielmann Agriculture Ltd. is home to over 6,000 acres of canola and other crops that create a sea of yellow between Pinewood and Rainy River. Once all the crops are successfully harvested, it is estimated that it will generate $2.5 million for the district.

Petting goat

A friendly goat reached out to greet Parker Godin, who was excited to pet the farm animals at the Spry Farm petting zoo Saturday afternoon in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The youngster, and many others who stopped by, were greeted by goats, miniature horses, and chickens.

Hairstyling course

Lori King, left, instructor for the Seven Generations Education Institute's hairstyling program, offered pointers to student Joanna Singleton as she coloured a client's hair using a “foiling” technique. Singleton is one of seven students who enrolled in the program's inaurgural session in 2017.

Peacock float

Kreger Sales & Service family members, friends, and employees threw candy from a large inflatable peacock to the crowd that turned out for the annual “Railroad Daze" parade in Rainy River on Saturday afternoon. It wound up winning the "Best Float” award. Well over 100 people watched a flurry of floats travel from Heritage Square to Hannam Park.