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— Photo Kiera Kowalski

Alyssa Clendenning received her diploma from Fort Frances High School principal Bill Daley during graduation ceremonies yesterday evening at the Ice For Kids Arena. After the diplomas were handed out, valedictorian Mackenzie Wright delivered her address to her fellow classmates. The grads then enjoyed various activities at the annual “chem-free” party at the '52 Canadians Arena until the wee hours of the morning.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Jake Vandenbrand of the Stratton Eagles got a hold of this pitch against the host Couchiching Raiders in Rainy River District Fastball League action yesterday evening. Stratton overcame an early 7-1 deficit in cruising to a 20-9 victory.

— Photo Kiera Kowalski

Landon Woods, Jesse Quesnel, Brent Jourdain, Kenton Bowles, and Cole Kowalski enjoyed a game of Blackjack against dealer Todd Hamilton last night during the annual “chem-free” grad party in the '52 Canadians Arena following the graduation ceremony. The grads also enjoyed an act by magician Chris Funk, as well as inflatables, food-eating contests, relay races, and a photo booth.

— Photo Kiera Kowalski

With the forms in place, workers today began pouring cement at the site of the new Rainy Like Square here. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by mid-August. In related news, work is underway to replace the interlocking brick sidewalks at the Civic Centre.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Caity Visser of the Fort Frances Angels, left, tried to get a handle on Reece McQuaker's toss as Trinity Prince of the Sabaskong Tebinaak safely reached first base during the Angels' 14-8 win Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field.

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Nipigon District Fire #6, located near Goudy Lake, was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

The forest fire hazard is predominantly “low" across the region, with pockets of "moderate” in the Fort Frances and Thunder Bay districts.

To see a complete list of fires across the province, click on our interactive map.

The “chem-free” grad party, the annual night of fun for graduating Fort High seniors, goes tonight following the formal graduation ceremony at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Set for the '52 Canadians Arena next door, it will run from 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

The funds raised for this year's event was impressive, said teacher and head organizer Brian Gustafson.

“Total funds raised this year have reached $30,000, far outreaching all previous years,” he noted.