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Top-notch talent

Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Thomas entertained the crowd at the Townshend Theatre on Friday night, wrapping up the 2006/07 “tour de Fort” season. Thomas not only played a range of songs from his catalog, including the crowd-pleaser “Painted Ladies,” but told engaging stories of love and laughter, including anecdotes about his brother, comedian Dave Thomas, and the late John Candy.

Membership has its rewards

Marla Thomson, branch manager of the local Northern Lights Credit Union, made the first cut into the cake made especially for today—Member Appreciation Day. Members were encouraged to drop by and have coffee and cake in celebration of the Northern Lights Credit Union’s profit sharing of $400,000 last year.

Curling champs

Dave Evans threw a rock while Rick Sekulich prepared to sweep during the men’s ‘A’ league final last night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The duo were part of Ron Bridgeman’s rink. who beat David Kaun’s foursome 8-2 in six ends to capture the title.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

‘Crocodile Rock’

Chloe Gate, left, Maren Scott, and Jorja Caldwell were having a ball during their tap routine to Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” at Fort Dance Studio’s rehearsal last night for “The British are Coming”—their sixth-annual General Division recital. The show runs tomorrow at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Towns-hend Theatre.

Spring arrivals

A pair of trumpeter swans were gliding along Sand Bay this morning among the ducks, seagulls, and pelicans. Trumpeter swans are becoming a more familiar sight in the region.

—Melanie Béchard photo

A study in motion

Luke Judson, left, and Patrick Bobczynski tossed a basketball back and forth while being videotaped by faculty from Lakehead University’s School of Kinesiology yesterday. The group, called “Wizards of Motion,” visit Grade 7 and 10 science classes around Northwestern Ontario to provide hands-on activities to teach students about biomechanics.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Big lunge

Michelle Cournoyer lunged for the birdie during NorWOSSA qualifier action last Wednesday at Fort High. Cournoyer was one of 110 competitors from five schools vying for the right to advance to the NorWOSSA championships being held today in Kenora.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

Yummy meal

Jaclyn Davey and her son, Drake, of Emo enjoyed a delicious walleye meal at the Legion there Friday during the annual Good Friday fish fry. More than 300 people attended, or placed take-out orders, with the proceeds going to the Legion branch for upkeep and maintenance. There also were many volunteers who helped make the popular event a success. —Heather Ogilvie photo

A day to remember

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 service officer Glen Westover, left, was escorted by Sgt.-at-Arms Bob Bolland as he approached the cenotaph Monday afternoon to lay a wreath during the local celebration of the 90th anniversary of Vimy Ridge. Westover’s father had fought in the historic battle during the First World War.