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Singing out

Students of River Theatre’s summer musical theatre program belted out the lyrics to the 1990s hit “From a Distance” on Friday at the Emo Legion. The group of about 30 eight to 13-year-olds spent the week preparing for the final concert entitled “Dateline: Rock and Roll Medley,” which they offered up to family and friends.

Big splash

Alex Carter-Foster, 18 months, made a big splash at Pither’s Point beach yesterday afternoon. The tyke and his family tried to keep cool during the recent heat wave that has hit the district. The beach will continue to be busy in the week ahead, with plenty of hot, sunny days in the forecast. —Amanda Roy photo

Cool treat

Carly Pruys, left, Adam Egan, Taylor Cawston, Cameron Cawston and Jonah Cawston, enjoyed tasty ice cream cones yesterday at the Sorting Gap Marina. With more warm and sunny weather on the way, it’s likely the store there will be selling more ice cream in the near future. —Amanda Roy photo

Rainbow road

The Emo Speedway had its first-ever title race postponed due to inclement weather on Saturday evening, when a short, fierce storm hit, leaving a rainbow over the empty track. The Piston Ring mid-season summer shootout will instead take place on Aug. 11. –Justin Holmes photo

Taking a ride

Cyclists from across the district gathered behind the Great Bear gas station on Sunday for the Borderland Bicycle Club’s “Raid on Reef Point.” Fifteen avid bikers took to the ski/bike trails and either completed a seven km, 14 km, or 21 km tour of the area. The purpose of the event was to create exposure for the group and get people active. —Amanda Roy photo

Line drive

Caylee Woolsey hit a line drive in a game while the crowd looked on at the newly-renamed Kingsley Downs and Gus Lindberg Memorial Slo-pitch Tournament in Devlin on Saturday evening. Woolsey’s team, the Village People, went on to win the tournament with a 19-12 victory over the Shade yesterday afternoon.–Justin Holmes

Camp fun

Allison Brown, middle left, chased camp counsellor Jason Peters as he dodged left of Connor McManaman during a friendly game of touch football at Sunny Cove Camp yesterday. The kids and their counsellors were enjoying their final hours at the week-long Northern Echo Bible camp before their parents arrived to pick them up.—Amanda Roy photo

Parting gift

John Harrison, left, manager of the local Abitibi-Consolidated mill, Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, and Fort Frances CAO Mark McCaig, far right, presented Northern Development and Mines minister Rick Bartolucci with a print by local artist Cher Pruys at the conclusion of Thursday’s $1.3-million funding announcement to bolster local roads and infrastructure in conjunction with the mill’s biomass b

Teen musicians

Alex Marusyk, left, sang the lyrics to 3 Doors Down’s “If I Could Be Like That,” while Mike Brady strummed the beat on his guitar, during the Fort Frances Public Library’s coffeehouse/open mic night on Tuesday as part of its “Teen Wired” program. More than two dozen youths, aged 13-17, gathered in the basement of the library to either listen or showcase their talents.

Bass haul

Mike Wilson, left, and his dad, LeRoy, showed off their midday catches while out on the lake Saturday during the “Castin’ for Cash” bass tournament. The Wilsons brought in a total of 27.12 pounds during the two-day tourney—enough to hold off Pat Steele and Ralph Galusha’s 26.16-pound total at the annual tournament held at Lake Despair Lodge.–Justin Holmes photo