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Muskie Kennedi Handberg wound her way through the foliage en route to a 17th-place finish in the high school girls’ open five-km cross-country race yesterday in Dryden.

— Photo Heather Latter

Alyx Duffy of Egale Canada spoke to members of the local “Celebrating Diversity” committee during its meeting Wednesday afternoon. He and his team later facilitated a workshop for parents and community members about creating safe and inclusive school communities for LGBTQ students, which was hosted by the Rainy River District School Board.

— Photo Heather Latter

St. Francis principal Darlene Fejos Rousseau, left, posed with Tara Henttonen and Danielle Spuzak of the United Native Friendship Centre, Jillian Cousineau, Alacea Yerxa, and Kennedi Gosselin of the student council, and Joy Lockman of the Fishes and Loaves Soup Kitchen with the school’s donation to the UNFC and the soup kitchen. The student council, led by teacher Melanie Fafard, encouraged students to bring in non-perishable food items for the past two weeks to donate.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Sunset Country Ford staff, including Jamie Beasant, left, Terry Mueller, Tamara Ouellet, Cliff Marsh, and Brittany Strachan, gave a jump start this morning with donations to the dealership’s “We Scare Hunger/Free the Children” food drive. Drop by the dealership to donate a non-perishable food item and enter your name in a draw to win 1,000 “Go Local” points. The food drive will continue through the end of October, with the items to be divvied up and delivered to local food banks shortly thereafter.

— Photo Staff

Jean Richards of the Fine Line Art Gallery looked over a collection of paintings by the late Teddy Bone, which recently were donated to the Mowat Avenue gallery. With Bone’s family’s permission, the gallery is looking to sell the paintings.

Four other teams in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League proved that taking care of business isn’t just a “Mother’s” prerogative.

League-leading How I Set Your Mother was on top of its game again last night, registering its fourth-straight six-point night to boost its season total to 24.

But they weren’t alone in maximizing their production.

That’s What She Set also earned six points to hold down second place (21).

Why not be thankful for your democratic freedom this Thanksgiving weekend and vote in the advance poll for the federal election?

Advance polls are open today through Monday (Oct. 9-12) from noon-8 p.m. at the Copper River Inn in Fort Frances and the rec centre in Rainy River.

Remember to bring along your voter information card the you should have received in the mail.

More importantly, you must bring I.D., as well

There are three options: