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— Photo Duane Hicks

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George straightened this photo—taken by Sarah Marusyk—which is part of the new Métis Art Gallery Program exhibit upstairs there. Last November, the local branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario asked district residents to take photos of what they feel represents Métis culture and received about a dozen. The exhibit will be up through the end of February.

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Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak visited Fort Frances High School on Friday to meet with Grade 10 students. They discussed regional issues that are important to youth, youth involvement in politics, and life as an MP.

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Outreach worker Heather Johnson, seen here behind the counter of the coffee nook area, is eager to open door at the Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope's first women's resource centre.

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The lounge area at the women's resource centre has a big, comfy sectional couch perfect for kicking back. Once the centre is open in March, women of all ages and walks of life are urged to drop by when they're downtown.

— Photo Duane Hicks

Cst. Beth Chevalier used a plush dog to demonstrate how to properly strap a child into a car seat yesterday upstairs at the Rainy River District EMS ambulance garage on Scott Street.

Hailey Beaudry's Northern Ontario rink has seen its run come to end at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships being held in Shawinigan, Que.

The squad, which curls out of the Fort William C.C. in Thunder Bay, fell 6-5 to Alberta this morning to finish with a 3-7 record overall after going winless in the four-game championship round.

They were dumped 9-2 by New Brunswick yesterday afternoon, then were beaten 5-3 by Nova Scotia last night.

How I Set Your Mother, Scared Hitless, the Volley Llamas, and Let's Talk About Sets all garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action last night.

Gillons' was right behind, nabbing five points.

Take A Hit and Kiss My Pass both grabbed three on the night while Duck and Dive managed to notch one point.

No Diggity, Safe Sets, Bumping Uglies, and Bump It Up all were skunked.