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— Photo Duane Hicks

The Al-Zeebaree family, including Julia, Michael, Fadi, Sarah, Philip, and Bashar, arrived here from Beirut, Lebanon on Friday and now are settling in thanks to the local “Families for Families” committee. The refugee family had to flee their home country of Iraq due to the ISIS threat.

— Photo Nicholas Donaldson

All eyes were on Caitlin Anderson (far right) as she spoke about holding onto her country roots before she belted out the Gretchen Wilson hit “Redneck Woman" during Fort High's annual musical revue last week. "Country meets City” ran for three nights at the Townshend Theatre, using popular songs to tell the story of a group of country youths trying out the big city.

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Allegra Brockie enjoyed a dainty while sitting on the lap of her grandmother, Ruth Brockie, during Knox United Church's Christmas bazaar and luncheon Saturday. McMillan Hall was packed with people of all ages, ready to eat, socialize, and do a little Christmas shopping.

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Jennifer Horton

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Riverside Community Counselling Services community family violence counsellor Jacquee Loerzel, Curvy Chick owner Jennifer Horton, and Women's Shelter of Hope outreach worker Heather Johnson posed with a few purple cupcakes last Wednesday at Curvy Chick on Scott Street. The treats were part of a fundraising effort in conjunction with the “Shine the Light” campaign to stand in solidarity with women who have experienced abuse of all types.

After fleeing from the deadly threat of jihadist militant group ISIS and living as refugees for nearly three years, an Iraqi family has found a new start here in Fort Frances.

The Al-Zeebaree family, consisting of father, Bashar, mother, Julia, 19-year-old daughter, Sarah, and sons Fadi, 18, Michael, 10, and Philip, five, arrived at their new home Friday evening after flying into Thunder Bay the previous day.

You could say Rob Swan is a man on a mission.

The Harvey Station, N.B. native began his “Curling Across the Nation” tour in October of 2014 to help bring more attention to the sport of curling, as well as to generate funds for much-needed renovations at his home rink (the Harvey Curling Club).

His idea was to curl in 100 different facilities a season, and since has curled in more than 270 of them.