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— Photo Duane Hicks

Signage went up Wednesday at Flint House, the new Scott Street restaurant that formerly was La Flambée. Owner Duane Cridland said he is “very close” to opening. He is hosting family, friends, and some local merchants there privately in the coming days before opening its doors to the public by the middle of next week.

— Photo Heather Latter

“Alice,” portrayed by Chelsea Barron, visited the hall of strange doors in the second scene of “Alice@Wonderland” presented by Muskie Theatre last night at the Townshend Theatre. A modern re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, the roughly 70-minute play runs again there tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which costs $10 for adults and $7 for students/seniors, are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door.

A fuel truck collided with a CN train around 7:30 a.m. yesterday at the crossing on Highway 11 in the Township of Chapple. The collision resulted in the fuel truck erupting into flames but the driver, who hailed from Minnesota, was able to escape injury. The highway was closed for several hours before re-opening late last night.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Mayor Roy Avis, left, presented “Citizen of the Year 2015” Larry Patrick with a plaque during Monday night’s council meeting. A longtime volunteer, Patrick had a banner year—spearheading the Dudley Hewitt Cup this past spring and then “Duncan Keith Day” on Aug. 1.

— Photo Heather Latter

Volunteer Bobbi King was busy manning the Salvation Army kettle at Walmart following the official kick-off of the annual campaign there Monday afternoon. The kettles will be out at various locations around town from now until Dec. 24, with proceeds going to help district families this Christmas. To volunteer to ring the bells, call 274-3871.

Todd Hamilton not only gave his regular starting goalie the night off, he gave himself one, too.

Hamilton turned the reins over to assistant coach and teacher rep Tressa Galusha, who earned her first win behind the bench in leading the Muskie girls’ hockey team to a 15-0 rout over the host Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action last night.

The Fort Frances Lakers will hold their annual bake sale today (Nov. 27) starting at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Sports Centre lobby.

The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper, featuring ham, perogies, cabbage rolls, and scalloped potatoes, today (Nov. 27) at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $15/person and the 50/50 “Joker Poker” also will be held.