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Soccer final

Joey Angus of CJ Contracting pondered his next move while trying to keep the ball away from Chris Sinclair of Manitou Forest Products during his squad's 1-0 win in the second-and-deciding game of the Borderland Soccer League's men's division final Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Machining camp

Tucker Calder, left, and Paige McFayden were busy using lathes to file down roughly one-inch pieces of metal dowel yesterday afternoon during a “Explore the Trades” camp held through Confederation College. The group, taught by Fort High manufacturing teacher Robert Guertin, was busy cutting and filing down these metal pieces which later would become a hand-held peg game board.

Traffic controls

If pedestrians want to cross the intersection at Keating Avenue and King's Highway, they now have to push one of these buttons to activate the “walk” signal. While the buttons might be a common sight in other communities, they're are a first for Fort Frances.

Little library

Sandy Odrowski made good use of the “Little Free Library” on Saturday afternoon when she took out a book for her reading pleasure. The library, which is free for anyone to access, is located on the corner of Third Street East and Minnie Avenue.

Gavel expansion

Construction could be seen the last few weeks at John Gavel Manufacturing Ltd. on Highway 11/71 just west of Emo. Jacob Christie, who is a planner at Gavel's, said the business has been fortunate and that the new space on the west side of the building is in response to a high volume of work.

Walking the plank

About 40 children came out for the Emo Public Library's “Pirate Day” last Tuesday, where they participated in pirate-themed games, crafts, and activities.

-Submitted photo

Talk on wolves

Thomas Gable, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota, explained his current research on wolves in Voyeguers National Park to Rainy Lake Conservancy members Sunday afternoon at the Rendez-Vous here.

Sewing blankets

Julia Wilson, far left, Erika Kozar, and Dorothy Friday were busy making baby blankets at the United Native Friendship Centre's building on Mowat Avenue on Friday. The workshop is part of a “Heritage Series" of art and crafts, held in partnership by the UNFC and Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, to promote cultural training and exchange, as well as traditional parenting.