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Luau lunch

Bridget McGinnis offered cookies to co-worker Steve Latimer and guest Bert Jourdain at the Northern Community Development Services Corp.’s “Luau Lunch” on Friday. From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., NCDS staff showed their appreciation for those employers around town who hire their clients. NCDS also was celebrating the launch of its new website at

Golf tourney

Sean Councillor watched his long putt during the Treaties 1-11 fundraiser golf tournament at Heron Landing yesterday. The team of Colin Drombolis, Brian Beers, Shane Bliss, and Terry Elwood took first place with a score of 15-under, with Rob and Fred Crowe, Brad Gushlak, and Frank Redford taking second at 12-under.

Good eats

Hanfen Chen, left, and Marilyn Bell enjoyed a tasty meal at Bears Pass on Saturday during the Halkirk fire department’s 17th-annual fish fry fundraiser. People turned out to eat fish, buy homemade pies, and try their luck in both quilt draws and penny auctions, with proceeds going towards the fire hall there.

Butts pot

Andrew Morrish and Tiffany Whalen were on Scott Street last week to demonstrate what proper cigarette butt disposal looks. The pair are leaders of the local Youth Action Aliiance, which is now pushing to ban smoking at town parks and beaches.

Summer visitor

A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird was spotted resting in a neighbourhood tree here last week. Hummingbirds are visitors across the district between May and early September.

Cyclist welcomed

Dee Miller was past the halfway mark of her 100-day biking tour of Ontario when she rode into Fort Frances yesterday afternoon. Greeted at the Civic Centre by deputy mayor Sharon Tibbs, the trip is part of Miller’s effort to raise awareness about “Renewed Strength,” a charitable organization that provides support to cancer survivors and helps them get physically fit.

Hockey school

Players battled for the puck during a 3-on-3 scrimmage yesterday during the Lakehead University Thunderwolves’ hockey camp, which ran at the Ice for Kids Arena here this week.