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Caylin Armstrong and Murphy Sobkowicz colouring together at the Fort Frances Nursery. The private preschool recently reopened, with COVID precautions in place. It is located in Knox United Church in Fort Frances.

The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association hosted another successful Cattle Sale over the weekend. More than 1300 head were sold, with buyers saying it was one of our best showings for quality.

More than 1300 head of cattle were auctioned off at the latest Rainy River Cattlemen's Association Cattle Sale, held in Stratton last weekend, using newly built pens. The sale brought in $1.6 M for local farmers, and helped take the pressure off hay supplies. Buyers attended online and in person, below. The next sale is scheduled for October 17.

More than 1300 head of cattle were auctioned off at the latest Rainy River Cattlemen's Association Cattle Sale, held in Stratton last weekend, using newly built pens. The sale brought in $1.6 M for local farmers, and helped take the pressure off hay supplies. Buyers attended online and in person, below. The next sale is scheduled for October 17.

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More than 1300 head of cattle were auctioned off at the latest Rainy River Cattlemen's Association Cattle Sale, held in Stratton last weekend, using newly built pens. The sale brought in $1.6 M for local farmers, and helped take the pressure off hay supplies. Buyers attended online and in person, below. The next sale is scheduled for October 17.

In the middle of a global pandemic, you have to take the good news with the bad, and local libraries are no exception.

So it is that even as the Fort Frances Public Library Technology officially reopened to the public in a limited capacity last week, word has come from above that it will have to cancel the annual Trunk or Treat celebrations due to COVID-19.

“Trunk or treat is off,” Library CEO Joan MacLean confirmed on Tuesday.

Even in the face of adversities, the Drive-In movie nights soldier on.

In an email to the Times, Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce executive director Heather Johnson explained that due to recent changes in provincial guidelines regarding COVID-19 gathering restrictions, and recommendations from the Northwestern Health Unit, the show and shine scheduled for tonight with the Fort Frances Fire Department has been cancelled, but that the film, Disney's Planes, will still be shown.