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Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, left, met with members of town council and administration, as well as representatives from the town’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and Fort Frances Power Corp., at the Civic Centre yesterday afternoon during a stop here. Brown is touring Northwestern Ontario as part of the official opposition’s northern caucus retreat.

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The Fort Frances Her-icanes had their moment in the sun yesterday evening—claiming the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League trophy for the first time after beating the Red Gut Babes 9-7 in the second-and-deciding game of the league final at VanJura. Laureen Hill, left, and Charity McMahon cheered as Dana Ward accepted the trophy from her stepfather and team coach Don Tucker

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Young and old alike went for a spin on the “Yoyo” ride Saturday afternoon as the annual fall fair wrapped up in Emo. A light drizzle did little to dampen spirits, with plenty of people heading to the fair to enjoy the rides and games, as well as check out the various animal shows, exhibits, and displays.

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Norma Danku laid a brick in memory of her late husband, Joe, during the Fort Frances Lions Club’s annual “Dandy Lion Festival” held Sunday afternoon at the Lions Millennium Park on Second Street East. A total of 31 bricks were laid this year.

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Justin Rollin of Thunder Bay (38) tried the outside while Devlin’s Jake Rea stuck to the inside during their Senior Open heat race as part of Borderland Kart Racing’s special mid-week event held at the Emo Speedway yesterday evening in conjunction with the annual fall fair in Emo. The night’s action drew a season high of 14 racers in three separate divisions.

After eight gruelling challenges that tested both mental and physical abilities, local resident Joshua Henry was declared “Canada’s Greatest Explorer” and awarded the $25,000 grand prize after winning the final one.

“The challenges that we’ve done and the things that I’ve learned, the testing I’ve had to put myself through to get to this stage, was worth it just to see what you can accomplish,” Henry enthused in the episode.

“It’s been an amazing ride—the whole thing.”

The Town of Fort Frances has been working to revamp its business licence bylaw over the past year, and now businesses are welcome to pose questions and provide suggestions at an open house tomorrow (Aug. 24) from 4-6 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

Bylaw enforcement officer Patrick Briere said he, town clerk Lisa Slomke, and a working group have come up with an rewritten version which should be easier for everyone to understand.