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O Canada

The Fun in the Sun Committee was overwhelmed with a wide variety of entries to their Canada Day contests this year. To celebrate Canada, COVID-style, the committee launched a colouring contest, a writing contest and a home and business decorating contest, with participants sending pictures of their patriotic submissions.

Sleeping beauty

This sweet little fawn stopped for a rest in a local resident’s lawn one evening. It was gone by morning, but not before the homeowners were able to get some pictures. If you see some nature worthy of a photograph, send it to us, so we can share it with readers! Send your high resolution photographs to

Safety first

The staff at Peterbilt Fort Frances scheduled asymptomatic testing at Riverside’s Fort Frances Assessment centre on Monday. Asymptomatic testing is just another added precaution to protect the public from COVID-19. To schedule precautionary asymptomatic tests for yourself or your employees, call the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 274-3261 ext. 4913 for Fort Frances/Emo, or 274-3261 ext.

Blissful dip

Brande Bliss and daughter Abi Bliss Kelly sharing a nice dip in the lake with their horses. What has your family been doing to stay active during COVID-19? Take a picture and send it to us, so we can share it with other readers. Send your photos to

Adding colour

Logan Neurinski recently added some colour to the front of the family store, Ski’s Variety, in support of Pride month. Assisting in the artwork were Brayden Neurinski and Ski’s employee Jada Eide.


The fully renovated Owandem is on the move. In this file photo from 2019, the Owandem shows off its post-restoration facelift following extensive work by Mark Faragher.

In case of emergency

Having lived a long life as an emergency boat in Moosonee, Ont., this aluminum 26-footer is getting a second wind as the Watten Volunteer Fire Department’s new emergency rescue boat. The new boat will assist the department in responding to calls for service that take place on or near Rainy Lake.