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Bus changeover

Sandy Smith, owner of Caribou Coach Transportation Company Inc., welcomed aboard Muriel Kropelin, middle, of Thunder Bay early this morning, who was being seen off by good friend Elsie Hampton at the bus depot here. Caribou took over the Fort Frances-Thunder Bay route from Greyhound yesterday.

Youth detention centre

The walls are up at the new aboriginal youth detained custody centre being built on Eighth Street here, which is expected to be operational by April. The centre will be a secure custody facility that will accommodate up to 12 aboriginal youth aged 12-17 from Northwestern Ontario, who are being detained or serving sentences. Construction on the facility started in March.

Grand champion

Kerry Hyatt led this year’s grand champion steer away from the auction after it was purchased by the Rainy River Future Development Corp. The animal, born on Clayton Teeple’s farm and named “J.D.,” was Hyatt’s 12th and final 4-H steer.

Big collision

Pharmasave forward Mike Webb and Chris Faragher of Domino’s collided during the Borderland Soccer Association’s men’s final last Thursday evening at the St. Francis Sportsfields. Domino’s eked out a 1-0 win to claim the title.

Close to the action

The AbitibiBowater biomass boiler construction site fascinates local senior John Plichta, who has been watching the progress from his nearby home over the past year. But since the trees have blossomed, he’s had to find a closer seat to the action. He also regularly jokes with the workers about being the neighbourhood sidewalk police.

Men's soccer finale

Pharmasave forward Mike Webb, right, raced to be the first to the ball during the men’s soccer final at the St. Francis Sportsfields yesterday evening. Pharmasave ended up losing 1-0 to defending champion Domino’s.

‘Butt’ clean-up

A small group of youths braved the elements yesterday afternoon to show their support for smoke-free parks and beaches here—a local Youth Action Alliance initiative. They picked up cigarette butts along the riverfront walkway as part of a Regional Day of Action, which culminated with activities at Pither’s Point Park.

Queen hopefuls

The five Emo Fair queen contestants posed for a group picture at the “Meet and Greet” held last week. The young ladies and the judges got to know each other while enjoying a barbecue and some cake before sitting down, individually, for their interviews. The contestants’ entertainment night is Thursday (Aug. 14) at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Emo arena.

Perfect drive

Kitchen Creek Classic winner Taylor Jorgenson admired his drive on the 12th hole during Sunday’s final round. He finished with an even-par total of 144 to win the annual two-day tournament by two strokes over defending champ “Snake” Krawchuk and Andrew Katrin.