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Aboriginal Week

Harvey Jordan and his mother, Helen, entertained Fort Frances High School students yesterday during Aboriginal Week. The students played the game “Pagesaanag,” which involved hitting a bowl with coloured pieces inside of it against a pillow to see how many sticks each person would receive.

Football in rain

Players had to brave a cold rain yesterday afternoon as the Muskie football program kicked off its annual spring camp on the field outside of Fort Frances High School. The camp will run every day after school for the rest of this week, then resume again for the week of June 2.

Flipping burgers

Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis helped out at M & M Meat Shops charity barbecue on Saturday. Despite the rain, many people came out to support the cause. There also was a 20-ft. climbing wall set up for anyone brave enough to scale it. All the money raised went to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.


Jo-Ann Waytowich showed off the feather boa she made as she portrayed “Ivanka” during her skit at the third-annual Women’s Health Symposium, which ran Saturday at Fort Frances High School. It featured a number of guest speakers and booths on a variety of topics, and drew more than 450 people.

Valve replacement

A temporary detour was set up at Scott Street and Bulter Avenue this morning as a crew from Bay City Contracting tore up the road to replace a water valve. Motorists can expect to see temporary road closures through next week as crews will be working to replace a total of 20 valves around town. Bay City also is expected to resume work on Central Avenue later this month.

Thinking of Mom

Wednesday Galusha put the finishing touches on a bouquet at Fort Floral here yesterday. She has noticed many people are purchasing flowers this week, although she thinks there will be a big rush on Saturday—the day before Mother’s Day.

Budding author

Kim Redford sat with her daughter, Angeline, on Thursday afternoon for a bite to eat and to hear her read her best stories and poems. This was part of J.W. Walker’s program, “Lunch with and author.” Parents and grandparents flocked to classrooms for a lunch date with their favourite author—and no one was disappointed.

Hand-crafted piece

James Krahn from Barwick displayed his hand-made gun stock. He was taking orders for custom-made gun stocks, and other fine woodworking items, at the first-annual gun and hobby show in Barwick on Saturday.

High-energy workout

Jackie Lampi-Hughes, left, of Energy Fitness led Courtney Koval, Andrea Turgeon, Elaine Oster, Kathy Lampi, and Nicole Rogozinski in a series of upper body stretches while riding exercise bikes during a non-stop 30-minute workout Friday at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s 20th-annual Home and Leisure Show.

Get the ball!

Children chased the ball in hopes of getting in a few kicks Monday afternoon during the opening night of Fort Frances Youth Soccer. The seasson-opener was delayed a week due to the heavy spring snowstorm that hit Borderland in late April, so the youngsters came out with double the energy.