The Harbourage usually relies heavily on American tourists in the summer months. With the border closed, they've been relying exclusively on the loyalty of local diners.
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Betty's in Fort Frances stayed busy supplying the region with games, puzzles and crafts during the COVID shutdown.
A group of six volunteers assembled at Point Park, to start their training on adaptive water equipment, under the watchful instruction of Mar Fraczkiewicz, co-owner of Sunset Water Sports. The equipment was purchased after extensive fundraising, and with a newly formed partnership between the company and Child and Family Services.
Mar Fraczkiewicz, co-owner of Sunset Water Sports, helps train a volunteer on adaptive water sports last weekend. This adaptive waterski will allow individuals with a wide range of abilities, take part in recreation on the lake.
An old fashioned threshing bee took place at the farm of James Steiner, located north of Stratton on Thursday, August 6. All of the antique equipment being used was restored to like new condition by Mr. Steiner. A binder tied the sheaves two days earlier and they were gathered into stooks to dry.
This old beauty was spotted by the Fort Frances waterfront recently. The 1949 Ford truck still runs well. With warm weather here, historic cards are out of storage and hitting the roads. If you spot something interesting around town, send us a photo to email@example.com
The search is over for the owner of an escaped boa constrictor. Fort Frances OPP were called to a Fort Frances residence on the weekend, when a snake, estimated to be seven feet long, was found on the property. Police put out a call for assistance in finding the owner, who has since been located.
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Above, the pair of isolation units that were delivered to Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) on Friday by Northern Superior Structural Solutions (NSSS) sit on their prepped lot awaiting utility hookups before they're ready to take in COVID-19 patients. One of the units will act as a four-unit isolation suite, the other as a nurse's station.
Jamie Bruce holds up a 30", 10-pound plus walleye that he caught on day two of the Kenora Walleye Open en route to a second place finish.
- Photo Courtesy of Jamie Bruce