- —Heather Latter photo
“Jo” (played by Maggie Gauthier) and “Laurie” (Maxwell Williams) performed the song “Five Forever” last Wednesday during opening night of the musical “Little Women” performed by students of Fort Frances High School. The production ran on the Townshend Theatre stage through Saturday.
- —Duane Hicks photo
General contractor Tom Jones is continuing work on a single-storey addition on the north side of J.W. Walker School, which will be completed in time for the full-day Early Learning program there this fall. J.W.
- —Sarah Pruys photo
Tara Grant, left, Chelsea Mosley, Kaitlyn Chiasson, Sarah Glover, Adrian Gurski, Thomas LePine, Jenna Wilson, Jillian Gustafson, and Meghan Metke, who will be graduating from Fort High next month, “worked” at Boston Pizza yesterday evening to fundraise for the annual “chem-free” party following graduation.
- —Sarah Pruys photo
Gillons’ employees Tyler Cousineau and Sue Hanson flanked Cathy Wrolstad, who was retiring yesterday after 24 years with the company as an insurance broker. She wanted to have a good-bye barbecue that doubled as a “Relay For Life” fundraiser. With Gillons’ matching the $742 raised at the lunch, Wrolstad will be able to donate $1,484 to the cause.
- —Lucas Punkari photo
WISSOTA Midwest Modified driver Kenny Perry climbed into the seat of his #777 machine Saturday evening as he took part in the Emo Speedway’s open practice session ahead of this weekend’s season-opener.
Hydro One customers in Halkirk, Watten, and Fairnington Townships, as well as Red Gut First Nation, can expect a planned power interruption tomorrow (May 24).
The outage will start at 10:30 a.m., with power being restored by noon.
Hydro One said the interruption, which will affect 527 customers, is required to perform maintenance and upgrades to equipment.
With the Emo Walleye Classic set to go tomorrow, the Rainy River is at a 10-year high for this time of year, having come up six feet in the last week.
The water level on Rainy Lake, meanwhile, rose by a foot over the past seven days—thanks to four-five inches of rain that fell over the Victoria Day weekend.