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2019 Images

Little eagles cleanup

Amara Cyr, left, Nevaya Kingbird, Samara Tucker, Kira Thomson and Shylow Kingbird of the UNFC's Lil' Eagles program, showed off the bags of garbage they collected during their mock community cleanup behind the Fort Frances Times' office yesterday.

Taste of india

Members of the Florida-based “Dasi Group” performed a Bharatanatyam-style dance at the Festival of India held last night at the Rainy Lake Square. The event drew out a sizeable crowd to watch several performances of different dance and musical styles from across the various cultures of India, even as gathering clouds let loose some rain as the evening went on.

Making craft

Pobp Murrell, left, Mudmee Murrell, and Ethan Barker made sculptures out of clay during Community Living Fort Frances and District's open air art studio yesterday afternoon at Lions Park. The trio was creating an assortment of animals, including a caterpillar, snail, and dog. Open air art studio is held each Monday at different parks throughout the town.

Quest Winner

The Friday night lights shone brightly as singers took to the stage under the bg tent to showcase their musical talents during “Quest for the Best." This year's grand champion Brianna Eldridge, above, narrowly edged out Abbey Calder for the $1,000 grand prize as the duo competed in the final "Battle Song" performing Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train." Eldridge won the second set with her rendition o

Train derailment

CN crews worked on clearing the tracks at the McIrvine Road rail crossing this morning following a derailment that occurred around 11 p.m. last night. According to the OPP, a collision between two trains caused the derailment of five cars. There were no reported injuries, spills or leaks.

Teddy bear music

Those attending the Teddy Bear Picnic at the Fort Frances Public Library on Friday were able to sit in to sing along with this group of musicians. There was also a selection of other instruments and noisemakers available for anyone who wanted to play along with the band. The Teddy Bear Picnic was held outside on the library's lawn until rain and winds forced the festivities indoors.

2019 FFCBC champs

Mark Raveling of Longville, Mn., left, and Mike Luhman of Deer Park, Wis. let out some big cheers after they were announced the winners of the 25th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday afternoon under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. The duo, who first won the tourney back in 2012, reclaimed the crown this year with a three-day total of 53.6 pounds.

Boat parade

Local residents had their first look at some of the anglers participating in the 2019 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship yesterday evening during the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship Boston Pizza boat parade.

Taking off

Troy Norman of Fort Frances and Jay Samsal of Kenora blasted down Rainy Lake this morning as part of the Day 1 boat launch that kicked off the 25th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship at the Sorting Gap Marina. The 2016 and 2017 champs are part of a 98-team field that will be vying for the $25,000 winners' cheque over the next three days. Weigh-ins go at 3:30 p.m.