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Cameron Penney

Cameron joins the Fort Frances Times for as a Summer Reporter for 2016.

Christmas dinner

Wilma Yerxa-Bird and Percy Bird enjoyed the annual community Christmas dinner held Sunday at Knox United Church here. An estimated 175 meals were prepared, and either served at the church or delivered to local residents.

Fish feast

Hundreds of people dropped by Sunny Cove Camp on Friday evening to enjoy the Watten Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fish fry fundraiser. The meal featured fresh walleye, coleslaw, fries, and more, with “Simply Mac” on hand to provide the musicial entertainment.

Fighting MS

A&W cashier Sarah Larson served up a “Teen Burger” to Asyia Shields yesterday as part of “Burgers to beat MS” Day there. One dollar for every “Teen Burger” sold will be donated to help fight multiple sclerosis in Canada.

Reading party

Dominic Kaemingk, left, along with his sister, Dafne, played a game of Bingo yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre as part of the “TD Summer Reading Windup Party.” The youngsters in the program, who read a total of 279 books, were rewarded with a water bottle and certificate for their efforts.

Open mic

Ana Stopa performed her rendition of “Riptide” by Vance Joy during the annual “Teen Open Mic Night” at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Tuesday night. The event, sponsored by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, offered refreshments and prizes as many local artists showed off their musical abilities.

Henry relishing ‘Greatest Explorer’ win

Local resident and world traveller Joshua Henry has a new title to add to his résumé: “Canada’s Greatest Explorer.”

Henry captured the title—and the $25,000 grand prize—after topping Aaron Lauritsen of Cochrane, Alta. in a 15-km rafting race along the Red Deer River in the final challenge of the eight-episode competition that aired online at

Setting brick

Fort Frances Lions Club member Dave Beach laid a brick in memory of Bev Storkson on Sunday afternoon during the club’s annual “Dandy Lion Festival” at the Lions Millenium Park on Second Street East here. A barbecue lunch was organized as part of the event while musical entertainment also was on hand. A total of 31 bricks were laid this year.

Midway ride

Young and old alike went for a spin on the “Yoyo” ride Saturday afternoon as the annual fall fair wrapped up in Emo. A light drizzle did little to dampen spirits, with plenty of people heading to the fair to enjoy the rides and games, as well as check out the various animal shows, exhibits, and displays.

Laying brick

Norma Danku laid a brick in memory of her late husband, Joe, during the Fort Frances Lions Club’s annual “Dandy Lion Festival” held Sunday afternoon at the Lions Millennium Park on Second Street East. A total of 31 bricks were laid this year.