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These gulls were circling in search of a snack over Rainy Lake. If you spot some of our local beauty, take a picture and send it in, so we can share it with other readers. Send your high resolution pictures to tips@fortfrances.com.

— Photo Merna Emara

Virginia Bruyere was on hand last week, making and selling beaded items at the Rainy Lake Square Market. The market runs every Thursday in the downtown Fort Frances square, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local handiwork, produce and other items.

— Photo Kendra Scott

Even the beavers seem to be spending more time at home - this one even got satellite TV! A reader spotted this beaver lodge in the way to Kenora, near Finland. If you spot something photo-worthy, take a picture and send it in, so we can share it with other readers! Send your photos to tips@fortfrances.com.

— Photo Ken Kellar

What better way to beat the heat on a sunny Saturday morning than to take a break in the shade with a friendly gardener? This group had the right idea as they toured Diane and George Glowasky’s gardens during the Friends of the Museum Garden Tour this weekend. The Glowasky’s were one of six homes that participants could visit to take in the hard and creative work that gardening entails. Masks and social distancing were required in order to keep everyone safe, and money raised from ticket sales went towards helping the Friends and museum put on their events and workshops.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Volunteers at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances prepared a feast-worthy amount of take-out BBQ meals on Canada Day. The meals were provided free of charge to anyone who happened to pass by the church and other bags were sent out for delivery to help everyone celebrate the nation’s birthday.

Three new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported late last week. On July 2, Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of two new positive COVID-19 test results in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub area. The individuals were a 30 year old and a 60 year old, both male.

There were 11 new forest fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of July 05.

- Fort Frances 09 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near McKenzie Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.

- Fort Frances 10 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near McKenzie Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.