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Local artist Cher Pruys was thrilled to find out that her painting “Rear View Mirror," left, recently took Best Of Show in Fusion Art's Highway's & Byways Quarterly Art Exhibition. This painting will now be accepted into Fusion Art's fourth-annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2020. "Cruising,” above, was also accepted as a finalist. —Submitted images

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The Renegades are off to the finals in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League after they defeated the Couchiching Lady Raiders last night in the bottom of the seventh inning 8-7. The women ran out for a celebratory hug as the winning run crossed home plate. Next up for the Renegades is a rematch against the Her-icanes as the two teams will face off in the first game of a possible two-game final tomorrow at 6 p.m.

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New mini-royalty Brecken Mann was crowned by former king Niels Reynolds, and given his cape by contest organizer Sis McCormick, on Thursday evening following his victory in the 2019 mini-king and queen competition. The new mini-queen is Anneliese DeGagne. Well over 100 people packed the upstairs in the Emo Arena in order to watch.

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The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir, Ragged Road and SiouxPerBoat all took part in the “Kitchen Party” that kicked off the afternoon of entertainment at the Moose N' Fiddle festival's Saturday session. Members of all three bands jammed together on songs some of them had only learned a handful of hours before, much to the enjoyment of those in attendance. The festival also featured an assortment of food, drinks, craft beer, and plenty of local vendors to support.

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Vaughn Wilson, left and Darwin Lance wasted no time during the “chair carve" event during the 42nd loggers' competition at the Emo Fair on Friday morning. The pair eagerly sawed into their tree trunks as they began carving their chairs for the event. Wilson came in second place for the chair carve, while Lance received third and Jason Caul took first. Overall, Jason Caul landed first place and was deemed the "Champion Logger,” while Wilson came in second overall, and Kelvin Caul took third.

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At approximately 6:05 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah.

Today representatives from the Town of Fort Frances met with Natural Resources and Forestry Minister John Yakabuski and Northern Development, Mines, and Energy Minister Greg Rickford about the future of the Fort Frances mill and the allocation of wood fibre in the Crossroute Forest.