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Thirst quenchers

Young entrepreneurs Sydney Korkola, left, and Zack McDougall served up juice to thirsty customers Caitlan Visser and Reegan MacRae, helping them beat the heat here Monday afternoon.

Torch bearer

Karen Erwin proudly took a turn carrying the torch during the annual Ontario Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run here Sunday afternoon. More than 20 participants, including local Special Olympians and law enforcement officers, walked together for the the event, which raised about $8,500 (the most ever here) for Special Olympians to compete in games.

Glimpse into the future

Chief librarian Margaret Sedgwick, right, showed conceptual drawings of the new library to Deb Avis, vice-president of marketing for Shaw, shortly after yesterday’s announcement of the company’s $175,000 donation to the project. The cash boon brings the “Building for the Future” campaign fundriaising total to $706,000—a big step closer to its goal of $750,000.

Teen dance

Tina Pham, front, Carrie Bragg, and Sam Bell danced to the beat under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina yesterday evening during the MuchMusic Teen Video Dance held annually in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

Beach fun

Three-year-old Haven was busy carrying buckets of water to the sandcastle she was making on the beach at Pither’s Point Park here yesterday.

Keith honoured

Chicago Blackhawks’ defenceman Duncan Keith wore a Times Tigers jersey as he posed yesterday with the showcase made in his honour that now will be displayed at the Memorial Sports Centre.

Fishin’ in the rain

Jason Cain showed Jarred Taylor the ropes during the annual Canada Safeway KidPro tournament held yesterday to kick off the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Jack Hamilton teamed up with FFCBC anglers Mike Salvador and Reid Norine to win the event with a total weight of 10.55 pounds.

Hard slide

Sight & Sound Wolves’ manager Derek McKinnon was called out after he tried to beat out the throw to home during Rainy River District Fastball League action last night at VanJura Stadium here. The Wolves ended up beating the Rainy River Royals 8-4.

Marshmallow roast

Ethan Carlson-Jourdain, left, Chace Badiuk, Michael Albanese, and Kenya Bruyere were all smiles last night as they roasted marshmallows around the campfire at Pither’s Point Park. The Junior Wilderness group spent the night under the stars to the sounds of crickets.

‘Lock It or Lose It’

OPP summer students Mitch Cain and Jenna Nowak put a “Lock It or Lose It” decal on an unlocked car parked along the riverfront this morning while out on bicycle patrol. The pair, as well as Cody Van Drunen and Dayton Brown, are working with the police under the OPP’s “Summer Experience Program.”