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Ride through time

Jim Jackson spent a good part of Saturday morning giving people rides around the Both Farm in a 1927 Whippet, which once was owned by his father. Jackson said he remembers learning to drive in the area which is now the site of Sturgeon Creek School.

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.

In sync

Alex Marusyk, left, and Ross Kircher had a creative jam session while playing Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” yesterday evening during an open mic night for 14- to 19-year-olds at the Fort Frances Public Library. The fourth open mic to date, it also was held as a fundraiser for the library.

Ranier reflections

Sunday afternoon’s hot weather saw Pam Hawley sitting near the rapids at the Ranier bridge, where she was painting and drawing “A Day in the Life of Ranier” for an upcoming art display Aug. 16 to mark the community’s centennial celebrations.

Talking agriculture

Jack Kyle, OMAFRA pasture specialist from Lindsay, talked about the merits of the different pasture varieties to those on hand for the Emo Agricultural Research Station’s annual open house last Tuesday evening.

At long last

Thrilled with the new CT scanner at La Verendrye Hospital, X-ray technologist Kelly Taggart, centre, posed with the equipment that arrived last Thursday along with Patti Johnson, left, manager of diagnostic imaging, X-ray/ultrasound technologist Bernie Rittau, and X-ray technologist Mark Addison.

Gas leak

Fort Frances emergency teams were called to the CN site on Third Street East behind the LCBO yesterday afternoon to investigate a possible gas leak. Upon arrival, crews found traces of carbon dioxide in the air, which is not harmful. The source of the leak was identified to be a tanker car on a train bound for Winnipeg.

Fingers crossed

There were lots of crossed fingers as emcee Paul Morrison, left, Joe Thrun, and Jim Moynagh kept their eyes glued to the monitor about to reveal their Day 3 weight on Saturday afternoon. The defending champs ended up with 20.09 pounds to capture a second-consecutive FFCBC crown for the second time.

Big fish

Paul Jewiss showed off the big bass for Day 1, coming in at a whopping 4.68 pounds. Jewiss and his partner, Mike Graham, ended the day with a 15.44-pound haul—good for 18th spot heading into Day 2 of the 14th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship today.

Parade soaker

Sierra Adams soaked a crowd of bystanders watching the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship’s annual parade of boats late yesterday afternoon. Mike Adams and Vince Godbout (Team #99) decked their boat out with a Hawaiian theme for the parade.