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Belting tune

IsKwé belted out some big notes in front of a full Rainy Lake Square last Thursday evening. The Canadian born Cree/Dene/Métis pop and electronic music singer saw great success at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards, having won Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year for her 2017 album “Fight From Within.”

Final lot sold

Chief Building Official Tyson Dennis and Fort Frances clerk Lisa Slomke on Friday morning did the honours of putting up the final “sold” sticker on the billboard promoting lots for sale at the Huffman Court subdivision on Friday morning.

Big return

Anthony Andrusco returned the ball with all his might during the doubles tennis tournament held here Saturday. He landed in second place overall with the help of his partner, Humberto Pacheko.

Busting through

A Lakers' training camp participant for the “Black" team tried to barrel over his opponents on the "White” team as they all rushed to the play at the Ice For Kids Arena on Saturday night. Those who attended the camps played as hard as they could in hopes of making the Lakers' roster for the 2018-19 season.

Lining it up

Al Christiansen lined up a heavy return out on the courts Saturday morning during the doubles tennis tournament held here. He and his partner, Al Cesuinas of Dryden, landed third place at the tournament after beating out Bob Tkachuk and Jason Kabel.

Drum roll, please . . .

Catilin Hartlen, morning show host for 93.1 The Border, drew the winning ticket for the Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for September this morning at International Travel Services as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Pam and Terry Munn of Fort Frances won a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica valued at $4,200. Next month's trip is to New York City ($3,600).

Training camp

The “White" and "Black” teams at the Fort Frances Lakers' training camp gave it their all during a second period face-off Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena in hopes of impressing the coaches and making the team. Those who played were part of the fifth and final training camp game.

Tennis tourney

Al Cesuinas of Dryden unloaded a serve at the multi-use courts here Saturday during the first tennis tournament held in Fort Frances in about a dozen years. Cesuinas and his partner, Al Christiansen, landed in third place during the doubles portion of the tournament. Singles play scheduled for Sunday had to be cancelled due to the rain.

IsKwé concert

Aboriginal artist IsKwé joined her band at a packed Rainy Lake Square last Thursday evening where they performed electronic, pop, and dance-themed music with indigenous influences. Those who attended the town's second-last free concert of the summer also enjoyed Fort Frances' own Distant Legacy, featuring Brittany Strachan, as the warm-up act.