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— Photo Ken Kellar

Volunteers at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances prepared a feast-worthy amount of take-out BBQ meals on Canada Day. The meals were provided free of charge to anyone who happened to pass by the church and other bags were sent out for delivery to help everyone celebrate the nation’s birthday.

— Photo Ken Kellar

A collection of carved wooden items available for viewing and purchase at the Fine Line Art Gallery on Scott St. The gallery has reopened to the public following several weeks of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors to the gallery are encouraged to wear a mask and keep physical distancing in mind.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Carla Basaraba displayed the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club “Trip of the Month” draw for July this morning at Green’s BrandSource Home Furnishings. Tom and Emily Mosbeck are the winners of the July draw, a trip to Halifax valued at $3,600. In light of continuing restrictions around international travel due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, winners of the “Trip of the Month” draw are reminded they have a year to redeem their winning ticket. Next month’s draw will be for a trip to Riviera Maya ($4,300).

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This sweet little fawn stopped for a rest in a local resident’s lawn one evening. It was gone by morning, but not before the homeowners were able to get some pictures. If you see some nature worthy of a photograph, send it to us, so we can share it with readers! Send your high resolution photographs to tips@fortfrances.com.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Cindy Manty of Curtis Denture Clinic demonstrates how visitors to the clinic will use the new Kentix SmartXcan unit that was installed to help monitor patient health. The SmartXcan is a contactless thermal image sensor that will help quickly measure the body temperature of anyone entering the clinic and keep those running a fever – a symptom of many different illnesses, including COVID-19 – from potentially infecting other patients or staff.

The Town of Fort Frances is welcoming anglers from across the North and Manitoba to try their hand at landing a $5,000 tagged bass fish. Rainy Lake has earned an international reputation as one of the best bass fisheries in North America, and this year it will be home to a special prize bass available for visitors to catch.
Residents of Rainy River district are not eligible to win the $5,000 cash prize, however if they do catch a tagged fish they will win a $200 reward.

It’s been a long handful of months being closed, but the Fine Line Art Gallery is ready to welcome customers and art aficionados back through its doors.

Like many local businesses, the gallery closed down in mid-March following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions put in place by various levels of government to slow the spread of the virus. Now, after roughly three months of being closed, Fine Line’s Jean Richards said it’s time to re-open their doors.