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Bountiful books

Fort Frances Public Library CEO Caroline Goulding had her hands full yesterday with just a fraction of the books the public has generously donated for Friends of the Library's annual book sale coming up this Saturday. The book sale will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the library. Drop by, find some books you like and make a donation.

Tree sale

Margaret King, right, filled a bag with milkweed seeds while chatting with Rainy River District Stewardship (RRDS) vice-chair Tony Elders outside the Fort Frances Public Library last Thursday. RRDS was holding its annual tree sale, where the public could pick up a bundle of 20 white spruce or red pine seedlings for $5, or five bur oak seedlings for $10.

Honoured by DSSAB

Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) chair Deb Ewald, left, paramedics Steven Youden and Robert Altbauer, and RRDSSAB CAO Dan McCormick smiled for the camera during the RRDSSAB annual general meeting at the Copper River Inn last Thursday.

FFPC career talk

Fort Frances Power Corp. lineman Chris Faragher demonstrated his climbing gear to the students in Mme. Jean, Mme. Ableman and Mr. Cousineau's Kindergarten classes at St. Michael's School on Friday. Mme. Jean and Mme.

All shook up

Award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist Daylin James sang classic Elvis hits to a packed Rainy Lake Square on Thursday evening. His performance kicked off the 2019 Rainy Lake Concert Series. The free-to-attend show was sponsored by Tbaytel. The next outdoor concert at the square will feature Rae Spoon on June 6 at 6 p.m. It is being hosted by Borderland Pride.

RRFN fish feast

Volunteers worked to serve up walleye and smoked sturgeon to a line of hungry people at the Rainy River First Nations' annual Manitou fish fry on Friday afternoon. RRFN Chief Robin McGinnis said that around 1,000 people attended the event this year to celebrate the First Nations' treaty rights and spend time with the community.

Holmlund Financial

Adrian Chapman, left, Tyler Ruppenstein, Susan Bodnarchuk, Lori Shoemaker, and Jean Dick of the Holmlund Financial Team shared some smiles on Thursday in-between serving clients. The Holmlund Financial team welcomed Chapman and Ruppenstein aboard in late April.

Celebrating 60 years

Harold Ogier, left, Jerry Zub and Sonja Arch took a moment to have their picture taken at the photo booth put up by Community Living Fort Frances and District for their 60th anniversary dinner at La Place Rendez-Vous here Thursday evening.

Funding announcement

Fort Frances mayor June Caul, left, Alberton reeve Mike Ford and Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford pose for a photo after Rickford's funding announcement at the Fort Frances Tourism Centre on Friday. Both Fort Frances and Alberton will be receiving funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program for crucial reconstruction and repair work.