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New resort opens at Nestor Falls

As Sandy and Al Meline sat at a table in their newly-completed main lodge overlooking the waters of Lake of the Woods, you could hear the excitement they felt in opening a new resort at Nestor Falls.

For some 27 years, he has been guiding on Lake of the Woods, entertaining guests from all over the world and all walks of life.

Peace Run coming here

“Take a step for peace.”

That’s the message the National Peace Run organizers are hoping people will heed when the world’s largest and longest torch relay comes here June 2.

The ceremony for the inspirational event will start at 9 a.m. in front of the Civic Centre, when Mayor Glenn Witherspoon welcomes the run into town.

Trees succumbing to salt damage

Travelling along Highway 11 east of town, you can’t help but notice a large number of pine trees that are visibly damaged or dead, standing out as red instead of their normal green.

But it’s not any disease that’s doing this.

“Most of the trees along that highway have suffered salt damage,” noted MNR area forester Diane Vella.

Sea Cadets hold annual review

The Fort Frances Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corps (#144) held its annual ceremonial review last Wednesday evening (May 23) at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre with 30 cadets participating.

Training Officer SLT C. Lavigne welcomed everyone to this occasion and presented division information.

Lake level still rising

Rainy Lake is still rising and Monday at 338.09 m (1,109.21 ft.), it’s now likely to pass the 1996 high of 338.1 m (1,109.25 ft.).

Monday morning’s lake level is an increase of 3.5 cm (1.4 in.) since yesterday, with in-flows to the lake still very high from the weekend’s precipitation.