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Kiera Kowalski

Perusing books

The “Friends of the Library” held a bustling book sale Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library, which drew a large number of people like Bob Allcorn in search of a good read. All proceeds will go to programs the library puts on.

Reiki booth

Pamela Murray of Reiki White Rose Holistic Healing offered free 10-minute sessions at “Market Thursdays” here yesterday. Reiki is a Japanese form of touch therapy that is beneficial for those suffering from headaches and body pain. The weekly market, which sets up by the Fort Frances Museum courtyard, is seeing more vendors out now that the weather is getting better.

Square work

Work has begun at the future site of the Rainy Lake Square on the 200 block of Scott Street. RML Contracting of Thunder Bay has been prepping the site in preparation for work to begin in earnest next week, which is scheduled to be completed by mid-August.

Centre opening

Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis and Couns. Ken Perry and John Albanese posed beside the big moose inside the tourism information centre here earlier this morning in celebration of its grand opening for the 2017 season. Other attractions opening in time for the Victoria Day long weekend include the Sorting Gap Marina, the “Hallett,” and the lookout tower along the La Verendrye Parkway.

Seniors' checklist

Heather Hudson and Bonnie Hughes of Rainycrest accepted a book donation from Laura McCormick, Stevie-Lee Kaemingh and Sara Christiansen of the Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association earlier this month during “Mental Health Week" (May 1-7).

Young gardener

Ben Guild showed off his tiny plant during the Fort Frances Community Garden Kids' Garden Club kick-off Monday evening at the Métis Hall here Monday evening. Guild was among the many children that participated in the evenings events that taught them how to grow and sustain their own plants.

No 'bones' about it

As a boy growing up on Rainy Lake, Chris Stinson always had been fascinated by the water and what lay beneath it.

He was an avid outdoor adventurer and animal-lover, and enjoyed catching small frogs and bird-watching.

At that age, he never would have guessed he'd become best friends with an 85-foot-long, 80,000-kg beast.

Garden club

Nadine Mutz of the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre explained how the seed library works to Amara and Damitria Cox at the Fort Frances Community Garden Kids' Garden Club kick-off yesterday evening at the Métis Hall. The children were encouraged to borrow seeds from the library, grow them into plants, then donate them back to the library at the end of the season to keep the cycle going.