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Nicholas Donaldson

College students being urged to keep studying

Jodi Afonso, president of the Student Union of Confederation College Inc. (SUCCI), is doing her best to encourage college students not waste this time away from class.

Since Oct. 16, when faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges went on strike, students-including those at the Confederation College campus here in Fort Frances-have been left with a lot of free time.

Blazing fire

Crossroads students Rex Tolten and Monica Empey enjoyed one of the bonfires at the “Project Sunset” fire-making activity held Oct. 19. The students were able to spend the entire afternoon on the trail behind Crossroads School learning about building a fire, cooking outdoors, camp safety, and life lessons in mental and physical well-being.

Kupila closeup

Miles Kupila is celebrating 20 years since he first began his own business, Kupila's Sound Centre, in a shop next to his house in Devlin. Kupila said he's seen a lot in the past two decades, and enjoys watching how the people and the technology he works with have changed over that time.

Hereford award

Ontario Hereford Association secretary/manager Dave Cavanagh presented Jack, Kathy, and their son, Scott, with the Ron & Nadine Wells Commercial Breeder Award at last Wednesday night's Canadian Cattlemen's Association meeting in Stratton. The annual award is a big honour for the McNabbs, who still are farming the Stratton land bought by Jack's grandfather back in 1919.

Culvert repair

A bailey bridge has been set up over the creek at the east end of Emo to facilitate traffic as crews continue the culvert replacement and rebuilding of the bridge on Highway 11 between the Emo Inn and Cloverleaf. Also visible in the photo is the arm of the excavator removing dirt underneath the bridge to make room for the new culverts.

'Young Frankenstein'

“Freddie Frankenstein" (Katelyn Bruyere) was at the mercy of the "monster" (Cassidy Martin) as "Inga" (Tori Beaudry) and "Igor" (Sammy Stone) humorously tried to figure out what to do during last week's showing of "Young Frankenstein.” Fort High students performed the stage adaptation of the classic Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks movie monster parody during three evening shows last week at the Townshen

Hallowe'en costumes

Students at Robert Moore School, like many youths across the district, showed off their creative side by dressing up in costumes this morning ranging from scary to silly in honour of Hallowe’en. “Haunted” library tours, a pumpkin-carving contest, a costume contest, and dance-off also were held at the school to mark the spooky day.

Hallowe'en costumes

Students at Robert Moore School, like many youths across the district, showed off their creative side by dressing up in costumes this morning ranging from scary to silly in honour of Hallowe'en. “Haunted” library tours, a pumpkin-carving contest, a costume contest, and dance-off also were held at the school to mark the spooky day.