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Bass busters

The winning tradition of the Lindsay family is alive and well as Dave Lindsay, left, and his father, Lee, took home the top prize of $50,000 at the 2005 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday. Brother Norm Lindsay and his partner, Bill Godin took second place. This is the third time Dave has won the championship, but the first time with his father. –Michael Hilborn photo

Nice stringer

Mark Libitka, left, of Kenora and Dave Bennett of Sioux Narrows (Team #32) showed off their hefty catch on the docks yesterday after a day of fishing on the lake. The duo were ranked third after pulling in a Day One catch of 19.41 pounds.

Waving goodbye

Last year’s top local team, Guy Johnston and Doug Wright, were the eighth team in a field of 136 to head out this morning from Pither’s Point for Day One of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. —Emmanuel Moutsatsos photo

Powerful voice

2005 “Quest for the Best” champion Courtney Jourdain amazed judges, audience members and fellow contestants with her powerful voice as she sang Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song” on Monday night during the sold-out event at the Sorting Gap Marina. Tim Grover came in second, while Sarah Hebert placed third.

Come and get it!

Chip Leer (Team #85) of Walker, Mn had a little surprise for these youngsters who swarmed his boat during the annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship parade yesterday. In addition to hats and Freezies, Leer and his entourage, including hula dancers April Matheson, foreground, Allison Williams, and Katie McCarthy, sprayed the crowd with liquid string.

Scientific breakthrough

Marjori Hughes of Winnipeg used a microscope to examine the exuviae found along the banks of the Rainy River in Emo on in order to identify the type of dragonfly it belonged to. The fifth-annual Great Lakes Odonata conference turned out to be almost everything the organizers had hoped for, according to the Rainy River Valley Field Naturalists, which hosted the four-day event.

Passing the button

Dylan Ossachuk played “Who's Got the Button?” with other children at the Fort Frances Public Library last week during “Wacky Wednesday” activities.

—Melanie Béchard photo