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Terry Fox Run set for Sept. 14

The organizer of the annual Terry Fox Run here is looking for “bigger and better” numbers this year.

Slated for Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. starting from the curling club, Steve Maki is hoping to surpass last year’s run, which saw 120 people raise about $8,000 for cancer research.

Attendance up at museum sites

The Tower, “Hallett” and Fort St. Pierre sites at Pither’s Point closed their doors for the summer Aug. 24 after attracting about 2,000 visitors—up nearly 200 over last year.

“Attendance was up a little bit, and the Tower is still our most popular spot,” museum curator Pam Hawley noted last week.

‘Royal’ visitor makes whirlwind stop here

Lt.-Gov. Hilary M. Weston made a whirlwind visit to Fort Frances last Thursday, the second-last stop on her tour of Northern Ontario.

Joined by her husband, Galen, and daughter, Alannah, Lt.-Gov. Weston visited a day care centre at Couchiching, listened to drums at the United Native Friendship Centre here, and toured the rehabilitation department at La Verendrye hospital.