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Hail storm

Brian Gregory checked out the hail that still remained at Boffin Lake an hour after a storm hit yesterday morning. The storm also brought strong winds up to 60 km/h, with some downed trees reported in town.

Curious visitor

Gil Hayes of Edmonton was fishing with his niece, local resident Teresa Bolen, from shore near the Crow Rock bridge recently when this cute little red fox joined them. Hayes is a retired wrestler who was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame. He grew up here before going on to wrestle elsewhere in Canada, as well as in South America, Japan, Hawaii, and Florida.

Floral flourishes

The Fort Frances Power Corp., along with several volunteers with The Shops on Scott (BIA), helped put up flower baskets for the summer yesterday on the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Scott Street. The Shops on Scott paid for the flowers, which they got from Hammond’s Nursery.

Métis open house

Sunset Country Métis president Clint Calder, left, chatted with Sarah-Lynn Klassen during the “Ring in Spring” open house yesterday afternoon at the Métis Hall here. Those on hand enjoyed free tea and bannock, and also got to meet-and-greet the Sunset Country Métis council.

Visiting candidate

Métis Nation of Ontario presidential candidate Margaret Froh and MNO citizen Kevin Marusyk discussed Métis harvesting rights among other issues at a meet-and-greet yesterday morning at La Place Rendez-Vous. Secretary-treasurer candidate Tim Pile also joined Froh on a tour of Region 1—with additional stops in Atikokan, Dryden, and Kenora.

Lakers' action

Dustin Deugau was redirected towards his own net in unkind fashion by Tanner Watt of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs during Game 4 of the SIJHL final last night in Dryden. But Deugau and the Lakers had the last laugh by earning a 2-0 win to tie the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

Clearing the track

The Muskie track-and-field team participated in a unique but effective conditioning session as its members picked up shovels—and their cardiovascular rates at the same time—during pre-season practice Friday at Fort High. The squad is in training for its first meet of the season April 12.