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Food drive

Staff at The Bargain Shop! here showed off just a few of the many cart loads of non-perishable food items—purchased and donated by customers—that have been delivered to the local United Native Friendship Centre during their store’s food drive. The food drive continues there until the end of the month.

People’s Choice

Staff at the Northern Lights Credit Union were thrilled to bring the People’s Choice plaque back to work yesterday afternoon following the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Great Canadian Chili Cook-Off.” They beat out the Seven Generations Education Institute by one vote to garner the award.

‘White Truck’ initiative

A presentation will be held Tuesday (Sept. 1) at 7 p.m., at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo regarding the “Loving God, Blessing Israel” tour. Return Ministries, CMJ Canada, and Tikkun International began the tour Aug. 14, which will take them from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, Nfld. in 10 white pickup trucks.

1st car

This 1915 photo shows the McGauley family in one of the first cars in Barwick. Bob McGauley Sr. offered rides to the district farmers’ picnic for 25 cents. In commemoration of this event 100 years ago, Chapple Heritage and Chapple Recreation are hosting a picnic on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the waterfront in Barwick. All are invited to attend.

‘Cruiseship Campers’

The Memorial Sports Centre’s Rec’ N Crew’s “Cruiseship Campers” Nathan Spuzak, left, Walker Bernard, and Paul Beninger stopped for a photo between scoping out nature yesterday morning on a boat tour provided by Voyageurs National Park east of International Falls.

Tree-planting outing

DeNeah Bellanger and Sarah Calder planted a white spruce as Jody Bonner-Vickers’ Grade 8 students from J.W. Walker planted trees with the Fort Frances Sportsmens Club last Thursday. The group planted 550 trees, which were supplied by Resolute Forest Products.

Planting flower

Betty Newman got a hand planting a flower from her mom, Cat, during the Fort Frances Nursery School’s visit to Hammond’s Nursery here Tuesday. The youngsters were able to take part in a scavenger hunt, as well as pick out a flower to plant.

Say "Sunflowers!"

Pam and Beau Guild and their son, Ben, were among the families and individuals who dropped by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Wednesday to pick up free sunflower starter kits in celebration of “Earth Day.” The library has launched its new “Seed Library”—a free, accessible community seed resource that urges patrons to check out seeds, grow them over the summer, and then dona

Art project

Several tweens and teens dropped by the Fort Frances Public Library last Friday to take part in an art project in conjunction with March Break activities there. They used sheets of music and watercolours to create spectacular works of art.

Red Cross Month

Rebecca Sheppard, left, Red Cross co-ordinator Keri Rafter, Sheri DeGagné, Patrick Briere, Couchiching Chief Sara Mainville, Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, and Kirsty Sinclair got together last Friday to raise the flag at the Civic Centre in recognition of March as “Red Cross Month.” Residents can help support the Red Cross by making a financial donation or by becoming a volunteer.