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— Photo Duane Hicks

Wayne Jewell was among the many Borderland residents out early this morning clearing white stuff from their driveways. The U.S. National Weather Service reported that close to seven cm (three inches) of snow fell overnight, nearly matching the amount that came down over the weekend.

— Photo Heather Latter

Kay Redford handed over a donation of some toy cars to Andy C of 93.1 The Border and “Frosty the Snowman” during the station’s “Burst the Bus” initiative Saturday on Scott Street. All proceeds of unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items are going to the local Salvation Army.

— Photo Heather Latter

Members of the Fort Frances Choraliers, led by Diane Maxey, raised their voices in song yesterday afternoon as they presented their annual Christmas cantata, this year entitled “Come Let Us Adore,” along with a few additional numbers, to wow the packed house at the Townshend Theatre. An encore performance will be held this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls.

— Photo Heather Latter

Blaine Landry, left, and Alivia Bordynuik looked at a Christmas storybook with Santa as they had their photo taken by Maple Street Photography during “Holly Daze” festivities Saturday in Emo. The annual two-day event featured sales at local businesses, a parade, local vendors displaying the wares, kids’ crafts, and a draw for Emo Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.

— Photo Joey Payeur

Alyssa Clendenning illustrated some of the facts about the brain and its deterioration with the onset of dementia she has learned during her co-op program at La Verendrye General Hospital this fall. The Grade 12 student was one of many students sharing their newfound knowledge during co-op display day last Wednesday at Fort High.

The “Tying it all Together” initiative, which introduces math to students through guest speakers, will get the Rainy River District School Board’s “Recognition of Excellence” at its regular monthly meeting tonight.

As part of the board’s Renewed Math Strategy at Sturgeon Creek School in Barwick, Grade 7 and 8 students there are learning about where math is utilized in many of the professions they’re familiar with.

Make some room on your fridge door.

The 2017-18 garbage and recycling collection schedule now is being delivered to town residents.

The two-sided refuse schedule notes all of the pick-up dates for 2017 on one side and for 2018 on the other.

Environmental and Facilities superintendent Doug Herr said the schedule will be distributed before the end of December.