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Cameron Penney

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

Day 1 fishing

Pat Cross, left, and partner Shane Wepruk fished along the shoreline in search of a winning haul late this morning during Day 1 of the 21st-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Weigh-ins go today and tomorrow (View up to the minute Weigh-in info here) starting at 3:30 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina, and then starting at 3 p.m.

Web trick

Talon Jenson, left, along with his brother, Ryker, learned how to shoot webs from their fingers just like Spiderman at “CN Family Day” yesterday at Point Park. CN staff and their families enjoyed a barbecued lunch, along with other activities such as water slides, face-painting, and a velcro wall.

Year-end picnic

St. Michael’s student Ben Wielinga, along with parents, Chris and Tammy, celebrated the end of the school year with a barbecue lunch there yesterday. After enjoying a meal, students took part in a variety of activities, such as potato sack races and blowing bubbles.

FFHS band concert

FFHS senior band members performed a melody of various tunes from the musical “Grease” last night at the Townshend Theatre. The show marked the penultimate performance for the senior band before they display their musical talents together one last time at the graduation ceremony on June 25.

Book sale

Chris Strain had a look at some of the movies available at the Fort Frances Public Library’s “Friends of the Library” book sale here Saturday. The books and movies all were received from community donations and will continue to be sold until Thursday.

Weather station

James Saunders, left, and Bill Laidlaw, both with the Ministry of Natural Resources, installed an antenna on the new weather station located at Fort High last Thursday. The antenna, which is precisely angled at a 31-degree elevation and 156-degree azimuth, sends information to the GOES satellite, situated above the equator.

Community barbecue

Rob Dokuchie of the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service served some hotdogs as part of “Community Barbecue Day” yesterday. The event, which was held to promote “Safety Awareness Week,” endured some dreary skies but that didn’t prevent residents from coming out to enjoy a free lunch.