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Splish, splash

Byron, a three-year-old German Shepherd/Labrador cross, dug for rocks along the shoreline near Seven Oaks yesterday, keeping cool in the hot afternoon sun. However, the town bylaw department is warning dog owners they’re prohibited from bringing their canine friends to the beach area at Pither’s Point until the end of August.

Serving up breakfast

Robin McCormick, far right, helped residents from Lambton County, Ont. make “omelettes-in-a-bag” for breakfast yesterday at Cornell Farms in La Vallee. The group of nearly 40 was visiting a selection of farms in Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Rain, rain, go away

Children enjoyed a swim after getting rained out of their canoe time at the Memorial Sports Centre-hosted sports camp last Friday afternoon and shared the pool with the Rec’n Crew. Attendees were stuck playing indoor baseball earlier in the day and had the weather interfere with their football and golf plans earlier in the week.

Going up

Robin Reed was busy this morning tightening-up the bolts that hold together the big tent, which will be on location at the Sorting Gap Marina for the next week-and-a-half as part of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. A slew of FFCBC activities will be going on all week long, with the competitive fishing to run July 26-28. —Amanda Roy photo

Fleet of foot

Pharmasave’s Scott Gurski dodged his pursuers from the Emo team on Monday evening. Borderland Soccer takes a break next week with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship in town, then kicks off the final week of the regular season starting July 30.–Justin Holmes photo

Singing out

Students of River Theatre’s summer musical theatre program belted out the lyrics to the 1990s hit “From a Distance” on Friday at the Emo Legion. The group of about 30 eight to 13-year-olds spent the week preparing for the final concert entitled “Dateline: Rock and Roll Medley,” which they offered up to family and friends.

Big splash

Alex Carter-Foster, 18 months, made a big splash at Pither’s Point beach yesterday afternoon. The tyke and his family tried to keep cool during the recent heat wave that has hit the district. The beach will continue to be busy in the week ahead, with plenty of hot, sunny days in the forecast. —Amanda Roy photo

Cool treat

Carly Pruys, left, Adam Egan, Taylor Cawston, Cameron Cawston and Jonah Cawston, enjoyed tasty ice cream cones yesterday at the Sorting Gap Marina. With more warm and sunny weather on the way, it’s likely the store there will be selling more ice cream in the near future. —Amanda Roy photo

Rainbow road

The Emo Speedway had its first-ever title race postponed due to inclement weather on Saturday evening, when a short, fierce storm hit, leaving a rainbow over the empty track. The Piston Ring mid-season summer shootout will instead take place on Aug. 11. –Justin Holmes photo

Taking a ride

Cyclists from across the district gathered behind the Great Bear gas station on Sunday for the Borderland Bicycle Club’s “Raid on Reef Point.” Fifteen avid bikers took to the ski/bike trails and either completed a seven km, 14 km, or 21 km tour of the area. The purpose of the event was to create exposure for the group and get people active. —Amanda Roy photo