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— Photo Jamie Mountain

The Muskie football team opened its annual spring camp Tuesday afternoon at Fort High. The sessions, which run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. every week night until June 1, focus on the fundamentals, such as blocking, tackling, and basic offensive and defensive formations.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Caroline Goulding, CEO of the Fort Frances Public Library, was nearly up to her ears yesterday with donations that have come in for the Friends of the Library's annual book sale, which takes place this Saturday (May 26) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the library. Fill a bag with books and make a donation!

The Borderland Community Orchestra held its spring concert Tuesday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The concert, entitled “Fairy Tales and Magical Stories," also featured performances from the Rainy River High School Band, Bel Canto, and new Borderland Choir. The concert ended with an encore of "Pirates of the Caribbean,” which was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience.

Rev. Barb Miller of Knox United Church here spoke at yesterday's opening of the “We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience” exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum which is on loan from the Lake of the Woods Museum in Kenora. About two dozen district residents, First Nations, and tourists gathered for speeches, a drum ceremony, and to view the exhibit, which will be on display until the end of August.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Fort High student Jenna Bailey was awarded first place for her speech on gender equality during the Rainy River District School Board's annual speech contest last night at Robert Moore School. Kayla Pater (S.C.A.P.) took second place for her speech on “Crazy Truths" while third place went to Ayiana Gagne (Robert Moore) for her speech on "The Bermuda Triangle.”

Over the Victoria Day long weekend, members of the Rainy River District OPP worked diligently to increase road safety through targeted enforcement efforts as part of Canada's Road Safety Week (CRSW).

The goal of CRSW is to reduce high-risk driving behaviours and save lives on OPP-patrolled roads.

Officers conducted patrols and R.I.D.E. programs throughout the Rainy River District.

Members of the Rainy River District OPP Crime Unit, along with the Community Street Crime Unit, commenced an investigation into an assault with a weapon allegation.

As part of the investigation, a search warrant was conducted at a local Fort Frances hotel room.

Officers located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, and a quantity of cash.

Officers also found a number of weapons in the room.