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Brush fire

Local MNR FireRangers hosed down the smouldering ground near LCB Logging yesterday afternoon after a chain of brush fires broke out by the railroad tracks along Highway 11 east of the causeway.—Justin Holmes photo

Directing traffic

Despite a new temporary stop sign for southbound traffic at the corner of Mowat Avenue and First Street East, OPP Sgt. Dave Saunders was out directing traffic there for three hours Friday afternoon. The stop sign, which came down today, was installed in hopes of alleviating traffic congestion at that intersection over the weekend.—Heather Ogilvie photo

Icing a cookie

Ashley Payne decorated her cookie with chocolate icing and sprinkles yesterday during a “Wild West” party at the Fort Frances Public Library. The children ate snacks, made cowboy vests, danced, and played games with library staff.—Amanda Roy photo

Drawing the winner

Lin Boileau picked the winning ticket yesterday morning for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club’s trip-of-the-month draw for August while Alan Zucchiatti looked on. The lucky winners were Keith and Tammy Kellar of Fort Frances, who will be heading off to London, England. —Amanda Roy photo

Big win

Jim Moynagh admired one of his big catches under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina here Saturday afternoon that helped him and partner Joe Thrun to their third Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship title. The pair bested a field of 136 other teams with a 58.36-pound total—the second-biggest haul in tournament history.—Amanda Roy photo

Way to go!

Barb Duguay, left, and Patty Jorgenson proudly—and loudly—cheered on “Kiddie Quest” contestant Bridget Jorgenson last Tuesday evening under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.—Amanda Roy photo

Coin hunt

Children searched through a pile of hay during the kids’ coin hunt—one of the activities at Chapple Heritage Days festivities on Saturday. The event ran both Friday evening and throughout the day Saturday at Steve and Joan Both’s farm north of Barwick.—Heather Ogilvie photo

Hockey school

Head instructor Dave Bragnalo, centre, told his Novice students (aged five-eight) to leave their sticks at centre ice before they began skating drills this morning at the Lakehead University Thunderwolves hockey camp here. Local youngsters are participating in the camp, which runs through Friday, to improve their skills and on-ice performance.–Justin Holmes photo

Still at work

Volunteers worked this morning to take down fences and other structures still standing near the Sorting Gap Marina after last week’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. “This is a perennial problem,” said FFCBC director Doug Cain. “The party’s over, no one wants to be here.”–Justin Holmes photo