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Fishin’ in the rain

Jason Cain showed Jarred Taylor the ropes during the annual Canada Safeway KidPro tournament held yesterday to kick off the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Jack Hamilton teamed up with FFCBC anglers Mike Salvador and Reid Norine to win the event with a total weight of 10.55 pounds.

Hard slide

Sight & Sound Wolves’ manager Derek McKinnon was called out after he tried to beat out the throw to home during Rainy River District Fastball League action last night at VanJura Stadium here. The Wolves ended up beating the Rainy River Royals 8-4.

Marshmallow roast

Ethan Carlson-Jourdain, left, Chace Badiuk, Michael Albanese, and Kenya Bruyere were all smiles last night as they roasted marshmallows around the campfire at Pither’s Point Park. The Junior Wilderness group spent the night under the stars to the sounds of crickets.

‘Lock It or Lose It’

OPP summer students Mitch Cain and Jenna Nowak put a “Lock It or Lose It” decal on an unlocked car parked along the riverfront this morning while out on bicycle patrol. The pair, as well as Cody Van Drunen and Dayton Brown, are working with the police under the OPP’s “Summer Experience Program.”

Winning catch

August Collinson triumphantly lifted up one of the lunker bass she caught Saturday on the final day of the eighth-annual “Castin’ for Cash” tournament hosted by Lake Despair Lodge. She and partner Jeff Gustafson took home the $5,000 top prize with a two-day weight of 29.03 pounds.

Brigade arrival

Canoes from the David Thompson Brigade made a grand arrival at Old Fort William Historical Park on Saturday to the rousing cheers from a very large crowd. After bringing their canoes ashore, members reminisced about the 63-day trip from Rocky Mountain House, Alta., with many commenting on the warm reception they received in the communities of Rainy River District.

Getting ready

Work on the CT Scanner room at La Verendrye Hospital here is continuing in preparation for the new equipment, which is scheduled to be delivered July 23. Patti Johnson, manager of diagnostic imaging for Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc., pointed out the “footprint” of where the Toshiba Aquilion 64-slice CT scanner will go. It will be operational Aug. 5.

Charred ruins

Only charred remains were left of this house on Boucher Road in Watten Township, near Nickel Lake, after it was struck by lighting around noon Friday. The Watten volunteer fire department battled the blaze, with assistance from the Couchiching Fire Department under a mutual need request.

Moffat Money

Michelle Allan, left, and Sheila McMahon, with the United Native Friendship Centre, accepted $8,000 from Mayor Roy Avis at last night’s council meeting—their share of the $54,000 in grant money the town got from the Moffat Family Fund this year.