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Cameron Penney

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

Bike rodeo

Carter Payne, left, and Lorelai Lake took turns cruising around an obstacle course set up by OPP summer student Cam Lidkea during a “bike rodeo” yesterday morning at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Youngsters were encouraged to ride their bicycles safely around town and learn the proper hand signals.

'Quest' winner

Dr. Kimmie Ondo, left, was presented with the grand-prize certificate by Sarah Mueller of the Fort Frances Dental Centre & Emo Dental Centre on Friday night following the annual “Quest for the Best” singing competition under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Lego station

Ben Latter, left, Ben Briere, and Owen Ward were enthralled by the multitude of Lego bricks available to experiment with during “Family Game Time” at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Friday in conjunction with Science North. Youngsters were able to learn about reaction time and brain teasers using various interactive games.

Break-ins raising concerns

After his Scott Street coffee shop was hit by a break-and-enter last week, Ben Morelli is urging other business owners and local residents to take the necessary precautions.

“At the end of the day, everybody can be a little more prepared,” Morelli noted.

When he arrived at “From the Grind Up” to open earlier last week, Morelli discovered the back door had been broken open.

‘Show ’n Shine’

Devin Stromness, left, and his brother, Travis, showed off their decorated boat at the “Boat Show & Shine” on Scott Street yesterday afternoon as part of Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship festivities. People walking by were encouraged to write their names on the boat using window markers.

Local teen on road to recovery

In early June, local resident Nicole LePine experience a medical emergency that rarely happens to a healthy teenager.

The 18-year-old was rushed to the hospital after having a stroke.

“We didn’t know what was going on,” recalled Nicole’s mother, Kim LePine. “We knew something was wrong from the assessment we had done and it just didn’t make sense.

Farewell gift

Outgoing Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre CEO Alicia Subnaik Kilgour proudly displayed a gift from the Town of Fort Frances during a farewell reception there Thursday afternoon. The library board, meanwhile, is nearing its end to the search for a new CEO and is expected to appoint a successor within the next few weeks.

Tent set-up

Volunteer Brant Spuzak was hard at work this morning helping to set up the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina, where festivities for this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship will kick off Wednesday evening. The tournament itself runs Thursday through Saturday, with the weigh-ins set to start at 3:30 p.m. on Day 1 and Day 2 and then 3 p.m. on Day 3.

Farewell cake

Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre board chair Andrew Hallikas presented a cake to outgoing library CEO Alicia Subnaik Kilgour during a farewell reception there yesterday afternoon. She will assume her new role as CEO of several library branches in the Niagara region next week while the new head of the local library is expected to be named within the next few weeks.