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Eleazar Andrusco, left, and his brother, Ethan, showed off their sunflower starter kits they got at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Saturday in conjunction with “Earth Day.” They posed for a photo with the intent to grow their sunflowers over the summer, then take another photo in September to chart the growth of them. The sunflowers were generously provided to the library by an anonymous donor.

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Montana Plasky, left, and Jaida Norris were among the 35 kids who took part in the “glow-in-the-dark" Zumba fundraiser for Canada Day activities here Saturday evening in the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The event, led by Jenna Nowak of "Zumba with Jenna,” drew more than 50 adults and 35 kids. It raised $1,000, including revenue from the sale of smoothies. The committee might do it again later this year.

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Jacob Argue of the Donald Young All-Stars, left, had no intention of giving Ashton Cousineau of the Crossroads Tornadoes any room to operate during the All-Stars' 17-13 victory in the final of the Jim Oster Memorial Tournament for Grade 8 boys' basketball on Saturday at Robert Moore School.

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Melina Jansen from Dryden, above, a new addition to the Business and Community expo vendors, explained the different types of blinds offered at her business, Blinds by Melina. She also was at the expo as a representative for Am Sunrooms. Meanwhile, below, local photographer Katy Trimble had a booth to showcase her prints. After having previously managed photography alongside a full-time job, she will begin strictly photographing on June 1. Trimble does portraits, weddings, events, and real estate photography.

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These chunks of charred wood show the damage left behind by an out-of-control brush fire earlier this month. The MNRF is stressing anyone looking to burn not to do so on windy days.

Shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday, the Ignace OPP responded to a report of person being struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train in Ilsley Township, about 20 km west of Ignace.

Upon police arrival, the victim was found to be deceased.

A post-mortem examination will be held in Toronto to confirm positive identification of the deceased person, and to allow for notification of next-of-kin.

Foul play is not suspected at this time.

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce reported a much better year financially in 2016 than the year before.

“It was a good year for the Chamber,” treasurer Mike Canfield told members attending the annual general meeting yesterday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Canfield noted one major factor was the profit realized from special events.

The Chamber also reduced its operating expenses in 2016, he added.