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Chickens for sale

Darrell Martin, right, his son Kyle and wife Sharon display some of the chickens they had available for sale from the parking lot next to Fort Frances General Supply on Monday evening. The Martins have been raising and selling chickens for the past few years, though this is the first year they've sold them in Fort Frances.

Boat lift

The tugboat Owandem was gently placed onto its temporary resting spot at the Fort Frances Public Works yard by Shane Armstrong of Armstrong Crane and other volunteers on July 10.

How sweet it is

Just some of the hundreds upon hundreds of bee colonies that have been scattered around the west end of the Rainy River District this summer. Many of the colonies have already been collected and moved out as the bloom on the canola fields wanes as the crop sets seed. Electrified bear fences have been keeping the bruins at bay.

- Jack Elliott photo

Brewing storm

Our region has no shortage of spectacular weather. One reader saw this dramatic view over the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre recently. If you have a great shot of our town or your family keeping busy, send it to us so we can share it with readers. Send your photos to

-Kelly McIntosh photo


Fort Frances OPP, in partnership with the North West Region Organized Crime Enforncement Bureau, issued a search warrant on a Fort Frances home, resulting in the seisure of fentanyl. The drug has been responsible for seven overdoses, including one fatality, in the past two weeks.

Shady retreat

Even local wildlife has been taking a break from the intense heat we've had lately. This white-tailed deer was taking a rest in the shade, while a squirrel hangs out nearby. If you have a great photo, send it to us, so we can share it with local readers! Send your high resolution photos to

- Nell Laur photo

Lake fun

Crystal and Liam Smith have been enjoying the beautiful weather and social distancing by spending time on the lake. Liam charts the course for the pair's excursions. What has your family been doing to stay busy? Take a photo and send it to us, so we can share it with other readers! Send your photos to