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Castin champs

Fort Frances anglers Donovan Cousineau, left, and Dave Chambers had the old guard scrambling for answers they never found as two of the younger anglers in this year's field of 52 teams claimed the title at the annual “Castin' for Cash” bass tournament hosted by Lake Despair Lodge. It was the first title at the tourney for the pair.

New courts

Al Christiansen, with the Fort Frances Multi-Use Tennis Courts organizing committee, tested out the newly-constructed facility located at the St. Francis Sports Field late Monday afternoon. The courts are scheduled to be open to the public next week once proper signage regarding the rules of the facility is in place. The committee was to meet today (Wednesday) to determine an exact date.

Patriotic path

Nathalie Donaldson led a group of volunteers to paint maple leaves along the sidewalk of the 200 block of Scott Street on Saturday in anticipation of Canada Day. Donaldson, on behalf of The Shops on Scott (BIA), received permission to paint the leaves with the understanding that the sidewalk is scheduled to be torn up and replaced shortly after Canada Day.

Horseshoes, anyone?

Wouldn't it be a shame to see the horseshoe pits at Point Park go unused this July 1? The Fun in the Sun committee thinks so, too, and is hoping a willing individual or group would like to organize a horseshoe tournament on Canada Day. Anyone interested is urged to call Cynthia Donald at 274-3384 or contact the committee through its Facebook page, “Fun in the Sun committee.”

Kiwanis cleanup

Six members of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club joined with six employees of the Royal Bank of Canada on Saturday morning to clean discarded garbage from the riverbank around the lower river boat launch ramp. Several family members also helped so many bags of cans, bottles, and wrappers were picked up and placed in the handy garbage receptacles.