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Armed robber nabbed

Yesterday around 11:20 a.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a 9-1-1 call of a robbery in progress at a local business.

The suspect was wielding a weapon at the time of the robbery.

All available officers immediately attended the area of the business and conducted patrols for the suspect.

Canada Day activities set

Canada Day is just around the corner and this year, the Fun in the Sun committee has made celebrating easier than ever.

An array of events are planned at Point Park for July 1, with everything from volleyball and wakeboarding to sandcastle-building contests and inflatable bouncy castles.

Initial refugee family leaving

The first of the two Iraqi refugee families who found a new home here in Fort Frances late last year has decided to move to Toronto to reconnect with relatives and pursue new opportunities.

Bashar Al-Zeebaree, the family's father, recently was offered a job relating to satellite TV instalment by his cousin who lives in Toronto.

Garden helping students 'grow'

A group of students at Crossroads School headed to Lowey's Greenhouse in May to purchase plants for their school's community garden.

Last year, students grew several different kinds of fruits and vegetables there, including kale, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, watermelon, strawberries, as well as lots of different herbs.

Mini-royalty contest a go again

The 2018 Mini-King and Mini-Queen once again will be crowned here on Canada Day.

Registration is now open for this year's contest, which will take place on the “Fun in the Sun” stage at Point Park on the afternoon of July 1.

Organizer Melissa Gushulak noted the contest is open to boys and girls aged four-seven (as of July 1).

Logue named top senior

Beth Logue was presented with the Township of Alberton's annual “Senior of the Year” award at the town's municipal office last Wednesday evening.

The award was presented by Reeve Michael Hammond after he delivered a short speech in front of a few of Logue's family members, as well as other township residents, at the start of the Alberton council meeting.

'Relay' likely to be final one here

It looks like this year's “Relay for Life,” which is slated for this Saturday (June 23), will be the last one here.

Participation in the annual cancer fundraiser, which first started here in 2001, has declined over the years—not just locally but elsewhere, too.

Even so, organizers are holding it just one more time at a new location and in a briefer format.