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Summer drinks

Summer is the perfect time to view local wildlife, like this butterfly. Keep your camera handy, so you can capture all the beauty our region has to offer. If you have a great shot of your family, an event or some local wildlife, send it to us at, so we can share it with other readers.

O Canada

The Fun in the Sun Committee was overwhelmed with a wide variety of entries to their Canada Day contests this year. To celebrate Canada, COVID-style, the committee launched a colouring contest, a writing contest and a home and business decorating contest, with participants sending pictures of their patriotic submissions.

Burning rubber

Emo Speedway roared to life on Saturday, as 20 drivers took to the track for practice laps in a Test and Tune event. The first race of the season will take place this Saturday, July 11. Although spectators will not be allowed, there will be up to 60 cars participating in three divisions.

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.