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Charity concert

North Star Deserter (Ryne Strachan) entertained the crowd at a fundraising event at From the Grind Up on Friday evening. Proceeds from the event, which featured a total of eight local acts, went towards supporting the Robertson family of Churchill, Man. while their infant son, Malcolm, undergoes treatment for leukemia in Winnipeg.

Fitness advice

Martin Paul, bottom left, of Olympia Sports Camp's outreach program ran an activity with St. Francis School students back on April 2 to see who could come up with the most unique trait a leader might possess.

Hunter safety

Steve Sopotiuck quizzed a class taking the hunter safety course at the Sunset Country Métis Hall on Friday night. The course was offered free of charge along with the Canadian Firearm Safety Course to Métis citizens thanks to funding from the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

Senior centre

The Fort Frances Senior Centre wants to put a persistent rumour to rest.

The board held their monthly meeting at the former Sister Kennedy Centre yesterday and addressed hearsay that the town was planning to shut down the senior centre and move operations to the site of the current Fort Frances Day Care Centre.

“We have no plans,” said board chair Coun. Wendy Brunetta.

Rainycrest Connect 4

Serge Vin took on Fort Frances High School Grade 7 students Gavin Brusvin and Nelson Mose in a game of Connect Four at Rainycrest on Friday. The students were part of a group of volunteers from the school who spent time playing games with the residents.

CMHA 'pink'

Kyleigh Ossachuk, left, Rikki Kellar, Christie Cousineau, Christina Hahkala, Sarah-Lynn Klassen and Alastair Greig of the Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association showed off their matching duds in honour of the International Day of Pink today. The event celebrates diversity and takes a stand against all forms of bullying, including homophobia and transphobia.

Ag day crowd

The crowd at “Ag Day" was held rapt by Nor-West Animal Clinic's Dr. Erika Butler as she described being part of efforts to control an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in Minnesota in the early 2000s. "Ag Day" offered the public an opportunity to attend several presentations on a variety of topics, visit with vendors and have a hearty locally-sourced lunch.

District students protest cuts

Students from Fort High and Rainy River recently took a stand for their education.

They joined roughly 600 other schools across Ontario on Thursday who walked out to protest the province's nearly $1 billion worth of cuts to education.

Fort Frances High School students Hailey Gushuliak and Ariel Plante said they saw the walkout as a last resort to have their voices heard.