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The Fort Frances Public Library's Sam Manty, front right, led a group of moms and babies through fun songs and actions during the Library's weekly “Baby Time” this morning. Baby Time runs each Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and features a number of stories, rhymes and songs to help keep babies smiling and active. -Ken Kellar photo

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CMHA Fort Frances geriatric mental health worker Sarah-lynn Klassen and Seniors Companion Project co-ordinator Andrea Avis led the first group of prospective volunteers through an information session for the project on Monday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library. The project will be running several additional volunteer information sessions in the next few months, aimed at amassing a list of people who are interested in participating in the project when it reaches its operational stage. There are three distinct programs that the project will encompass: Friendly Visiting, Stepping Out, and Friendly Phone Call. Volunteers can also email seniorsproject@fortfrances.ca for more information if they cannot attend an information session. The next volunteer information session runs Thursday, Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Columbus Place. -Ken Kellar photo

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Jodi Caul, past president of the Emo Lions Club, has been busy providing Spot Vision Screening tests to Kindergarten and Grade 1 students across the district. The Lions Club International website states, “Eighty percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. The first step to prevention is awareness.” -Submitted photo

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Sean Huziak fought through some great defence from the Kenora Broncos in attempt to score while underneath the basket during the fourth quarter of the Muskie senior boys' basketball team's 58-40 win last Thursday afternoon in NorWOSSA action at Fort High.

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Kathryn Fischer skated around the stick check of Kenora Broncos' defender Anna Johnson and worked her way out of the corner in the offensive zone during the Muskie girls' hockey team's 7-1 win in NorWOSSA action last Tuesday night at the '52 Canadians Arena. The Muskies improved to 5-1 in league play with the win.

The cost to libraries for purchasing ebooks is climbing and access to new titles is being limited.

Publishers started to place an embargo on all of their new releases in Canada and the U.S., forcing readers to wait eight weeks before books become available at their local library.

The bragging rights belong to this side of the border this season.

Captain Jill Calder and Abbie Kenny both scored twice to pace the Muskie girls' hockey team to an impressive 7-0 romp over the International Falls Broncos in the finale of their annual two-game “Border Battle” exhibition series on Monday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.