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— Photo Marc Stuempfle

Pobp Murrell, left, Mudmee Murrell, and Ethan Barker made sculptures out of clay during Community Living Fort Frances and District's open air art studio yesterday afternoon at Lions Park. The trio was creating an assortment of animals, including a caterpillar, snail, and dog. Open air art studio is held each Monday at different parks throughout the town.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Members of the Florida-based “Dasi Group” performed a Bharatanatyam-style dance at the Festival of India held last night at the Rainy Lake Square. The event drew out a sizeable crowd to watch several performances of different dance and musical styles from across the various cultures of India, even as gathering clouds let loose some rain as the evening went on. Unfortunately, an accident prevented the caterer from arriving, though organizers said they would be offering refunds to anyone who bought a ticket for the buffet.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Amara Cyr, left, Nevaya Kingbird, Samara Tucker, Kira Thomson and Shylow Kingbird of the UNFC's Lil' Eagles program, showed off the bags of garbage they collected during their mock community cleanup behind the Fort Frances Times' office yesterday. The group of four- to six-year-olds is learning about the Seven Teachings and chose to express one of them—respect—by showing respect for the natural environment and doing a clean-up.

— Photo Jamie Mountain

Mark Raveling of Longville, Mn., left, and Mike Luhman of Deer Park, Wis. let out some big cheers after they were announced the winners of the 25th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday afternoon under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. The duo, who first won the tourney back in 2012, reclaimed the crown this year with a three-day total of 53.6 pounds.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Those attending the Teddy Bear Picnic at the Fort Frances Public Library on Friday were able to sit in to sing along with this group of musicians. There was also a selection of other instruments and noisemakers available for anyone who wanted to play along with the band. The Teddy Bear Picnic was held outside on the library's lawn until rain and winds forced the festivities indoors.

The Alberton, Chapple, Emo & La Vallee Fire & Emergency Service responded to a chlorine leak at the Emo water treatment plant yesterday morning, and thankfully was able to contain the emergency to that facility.

At 6:35 a.m., the Emo fire station and one platoon from Chapple fire station responded to reports of a chlorine leak at the plant.

The team initiated isolation zone protocols and activated their pre-plan with allied agencies CANUTEC and OCWA.

It had been seven years since they hoisted the trophy, so no doubt they were elated.

Mark Raveling of Longville, Mn. and Mike Luhman of Deer Park, Wis. are back in the spotlight after their three-day haul of 53.6 pounds was good enough to give them the title at the 25th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.