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Canadians’ tourney

Jordan Sinclair, 19, hit a few balls on the driving range before the Fort Frances Canadians’ best ball tournament started Saturday morning at Heron Landing on Couchiching. Just under 40 golfers took part in the fundraiser, which also featured a demo day presented by Callaway.

Cretaceous cookies

Conal Jarvis, 11, was selling “The Best Cookies in 65 Million Years” during the BizKids Camp’s “Market Day” on Friday, which saw eight youth selling their products on Scott Street after a week of learning about entrepreneurship and how businesses are run from the Northwest Business Centre.

Cousins tops at ‘Quest’

Twenty singers competed in “Quest for the Best” last night but it was cousins Brittany Hayes, 23, and Larissa Desrosiers, 16, who battled it out in a sing-off for the grand prize.

Singing “Alone” by Heart, which earlier had been divided up into two parts, it was Hayes who captured the “Quest” crown and the $1,000 top prize.

'Quest' winners

Brittany Hayes, 23, belted out her part of “Alone” by Heart in the final round while her cousin and fellow finalist, Larissa Desrosiers, 16, waited for her turn to sing last night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Hayes wound up winning her second “Quest for the Best” crown and the $1,000 grand prize.

Boat parade

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship kicked off with the annual Boston Pizza Parade of Boats down Scott Street late yesterday afternoon. Eager spectators—both young and old—waited for candy and other free loot—and they were not disappointed as anglers even tossed chocolate bars, hats, and towels along the route.

Miracle Treat Day

Nissa Blase mixed a Blizzard this morning at Dairy Queen for Miracle Treat Day, in which all proceeds from Blizzards sold go to the Children’s Miracle Network. Many businesses in town placed orders for later in the day, and the restaurant is hoping to be busy selling them right up until closing time tonight at 10:30 p.m.

Wine-and-cheese reception to mark bridge centennial

Of all of the anniversaries being marked, one of the most important to Rainy River District is when the international bridge linking Fort Frances and International Falls turns 100 on Aug. 1.

“The Canadian Customs turns 100, too, and I think that both the bridge and the Customs opened at the same time,” noted Fort Frances Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft.

Library CEO eager to start job

Alicia Subnaik Kilgour will begin her position as the new chief executive officer at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Sept. 4.

Kilgour, who has extensive experience working in libraries, is about to graduate from the University of Western Ontario in London with a Master of Library and Information Science degree.

Return visit

Jeff Denis, who last summer completed his Ph.D in sociology on race relations in Rainy River District, returned to the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday to meet with the local Celebrating Diversity committee and discuss his findings, as well as receive feedback to include in his dissertation, which is going to be published as a book by the University of Toronto Press.