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Castin' for Cash duo

Klyde Laplante and Gord Watson held up their 13.47-pound Day 2 catch on Saturday afternoon at the 19th-annual “Castin' For Cash” bass tournament hosted by Lake Despair Lodge. The duo finished third at this year's tourney with a two-day total of 28.55 pounds.

FITS colour run

Participants in the Fun in the Sun Colour Run were dusted with pink chalk by volunteers at the Gillons' Insurance station near Seven Oaks on Monday morning. The colour run followed the pancake breakfast at the Fort Frances Legion as the official starts to the Canada Day celebrations in Fort Frances.

Legion float

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 truly lived up to the theme, “True North Strong and Free,” with their patriotic float in the Canada Day parade here Monday. The Legion won first place for having the best float, followed by Fun in the Sun Mini-Queen 2018 Hope McCormick (second place) and the Fun in the Sun Committee—including a procession of colour run participants (third place).

Franklin exhibit

Fort Frances Museum summer students Naomi McManaman, left, and Alyssa Armstrong posed with a replica of the headstone of able seaman John Hartnell for the grand opening of “Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship" yesterday. Hartnell was one of three crew members of the Franklin Expedition who died early on and were buried on Beechey Island before the expedition and its crew was lost.

Soccer action

Jennie Dyck of La Place Rendez-Vous looked to get control of the ball during the first half of her squad's 4-0 win over Al's Racquet Stringing in Borderland Soccer League women's division action on Tuesday night. The Vous improved to 4-1 with the win and will square off against Al's (1-4) again next Tuesday night at 7 p.m. (weather permitting).

CUPE rally

Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) president Michael Hurley pointed to a chart held by Ontario Nurses Association president Corinne Webb to illustrate what the health care system will look like by 2024 under the current PC government during a rally outside of La Verendrye Hospital yesterday.

Chem free

Maria Henzmann, above, took a dive over the rotating arm of the “Meltdown,” while below, Malikai Morrisseau and Joseph Dueck duelled to be the last man standing at Chem-Free Grad 2019 at the Memorial Sports Centre on Thursday night. The annual party offers the graduating class a space to unwind, have fun and celebrate with their classmates in a drug and alcohol-free environment.

Canada Day pride

Fun in the Sun Mini-Queen 2018 Hope McCormick was dressed to the nines in her Canada Day gear as the Canada Day parade got underway on Monday morning. McCormick was later on hand at the mini-king and queen pageant at the Point, where she passed on her title to Isabel DeGagne.

SWS float

Mellodey Sinclair, left, Aurora McRitchie and Alex McKelvie waved from the Sunset Water Sports (SWS) float during the Canada Day parade here on Monday. SWS was out at the Point that day, and did a wakesurf/wakeboard show with a crew from Kenora called Wake 'n Bake.

Parade banner

Members of the Fun in the Sun committee were able to join in on the fun which kicked off on Monday morning with a colour run and then was followed by the parade. Canadian flags waved proudly up and down the parade route as families came out and watched the start of the Canada Day celebrations.