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Fingers crossed

There were lots of crossed fingers as emcee Paul Morrison, left, Joe Thrun, and Jim Moynagh kept their eyes glued to the monitor about to reveal their Day 3 weight on Saturday afternoon. The defending champs ended up with 20.09 pounds to capture a second-consecutive FFCBC crown for the second time.

Big fish

Paul Jewiss showed off the big bass for Day 1, coming in at a whopping 4.68 pounds. Jewiss and his partner, Mike Graham, ended the day with a 15.44-pound haul—good for 18th spot heading into Day 2 of the 14th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship today.

Parade soaker

Sierra Adams soaked a crowd of bystanders watching the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship’s annual parade of boats late yesterday afternoon. Mike Adams and Vince Godbout (Team #99) decked their boat out with a Hawaiian theme for the parade.

Keith fan

Ian Jodoin accepted his prize from Duncan Keith for being one of the trivia winners as “Duncan Keith Day” committee member Larry Patrick, centre, smiled his approval during Monday’s ceremony at the Ice for Kids Arena.

Glimpse into the future

Chief librarian Margaret Sedgwick, right, showed conceptual drawings of the new library to Deb Avis, vice-president of marketing for Shaw, shortly after yesterday’s announcement of the company’s $175,000 donation to the project. The cash boon brings the “Building for the Future” campaign fundriaising total to $706,000—a big step closer to its goal of $750,000.

Teen dance

Tina Pham, front, Carrie Bragg, and Sam Bell danced to the beat under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina yesterday evening during the MuchMusic Teen Video Dance held annually in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

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.”