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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

Practice makes perfect

Clarinetist Jane Tibbetts, left, and cellists Bill McPherson and Pam Brandrick of the Borderland Ensemble Group held a “Practice in the Park” on Sunday evening under the picnic shelter at the Lions Park here. More than 20 people brought their lawn chairs and found some shade in which to relax and listen to the music. They’ll be holding another practice next month. —Duane Hicks photo

Beatin' the heat

Edward Cabral, 10, of Emo enjoyed staying cool on Saturday in his backyard swimming pool. The day brought some of the hottest temperatures so far this summer. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Mother Nature’s wrath

Strong winds yesterday caused this tree to lose several large limbs—some of which fell on a nearby utility line as well as part of a home located on the 1100 block of First Street East.                           —Amanda Roy photo