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Market square

Virginia Bruyere was on hand last week, making and selling beaded items at the Rainy Lake Square Market. The market runs every Thursday in the downtown Fort Frances square, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local handiwork, produce and other items.

Shade Break

What better way to beat the heat on a sunny Saturday morning than to take a break in the shade with a friendly gardener? This group had the right idea as they toured Diane and George Glowasky’s gardens during the Friends of the Museum Garden Tour this weekend. The Glowasky’s were one of six homes that participants could visit to take in the hard and creative work that gardening entails.

Canada Day BBQ

Volunteers at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances prepared a feast-worthy amount of take-out BBQ meals on Canada Day. The meals were provided free of charge to anyone who happened to pass by the church and other bags were sent out for delivery to help everyone celebrate the nation’s birthday.

Fine Line Gallery reopens

A collection of carved wooden items available for viewing and purchase at the Fine Line Art Gallery on Scott St. The gallery has reopened to the public following several weeks of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors to the gallery are encouraged to wear a mask and keep physical distancing in mind.

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.