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Duct tape forever

The Chalupsky brothers, Finn, eight, and Zander, seven, raced in their duct taped cardboard boxes that served as boats during their race at the 14th annual Sioux Narrows/ Nestor Falls Pig Roast held at the this past Sunday. —Emmanuel Moutsatsos photo

Warm Greetings

Rainy River First Nations Chief Albert Hunter welcomed Ontario Minister of Culture Madeleine Meilleur to Manitou Rapids yesterday. The minister presented the resource centre with some new books before going to the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung historical site, where she presented a Cultural Strategic Investment Fund and another from the Sports, Cultural, and Tourism Partnership.

Long ride needs slight repairs

Jana Groot of Smithers, BC took time to do some maintenance on her bicycle before joining her colleagues for a fish fry dinner at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo last night. She is part of the “Sea to Sea" cross-country that is riding from Vancouver to Halifax to celebrate 100 years of the CRC in Canada and to raise funds for the "Make Poverty History” campaign. —Michael Hilborn photo

Triumphant entry

Dave Lindsay, left,and his father Lee were all smiles as the duo was pulled into the big tent for the final weigh-ins of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday afternoon at the Sorting Gap Marina. Dave and Lee weighed in a three-day total of 51.61 pounds, edging Dave’s brother Norm Lindsay and Devlin’s Bill Godin for the derby crown. –Wes Gilbertson photo

‘Beach Baby’ winners

Nineteen month-old Nate Bruyere, centre, the winner of Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Upsilon chapter’s 2005 “Beach Baby” contest, posed for a photo with his mother, Molly Foster, Monday at the Times office. At left was second-place winner Cohen Felix, left, six months, with his mother, Shaye Felix, and third-place winner, six and a half-month old Alicia Kress, right, with her mother Connie Kress.

Mmmm, donut

Andrew Eldridge, eight, got down to some serious munching on Wednesday during the donut-eating contest in Daytime Land at the FFCBC.

—Melanie Béchard photo

In You Go

Devlin’s Paul Jewiss, left, and partner Mike Graham, of Fort Frances, bag bass on the final day of the tournament. Jewiss and Graham placed 17th overall, and were also the top local team. –Wes Gilbertson photo