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Causeway cake

John and Cindy Homer cut into the celebration cake during the official launch party that was held Nov. 3 at Flint House to celebrate his new ownership of Causeway Insurance. About 75 people came out to join in the festivities.

Treaty week

Local lawyer Clint Calder visited St. Francis School on Thursday for “Treaty Recognition Week,” in which he spoke to students about the history of Treaty #3, why it's important, and how indigenous people have been affected. Other schools in the district heard similar presentations.

Revue trio

Fort High students Maya Davis, Erica Lemelin, and Mira Donaldson provided some reggae energy to the “Shade of Yellow and Sunshine"-themed fall musical revue that ran from Nov. 8-10 when they sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. The three performances provided attendees with a two-hour break from the cold as the students performed warm and happy summertime tunes.

In remembrance

The 1st Fort Frances Sparks and Brownies (above) laid a wreath at the local cenotaph during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday to pay their respects to Canada's fallen. Fort High student Katelyn Bruyere (top right) recited “In Flanders Fields," the famous poem written by Lt.-Col.

Solemn remembrance

Provincial representative Troy Kadikoff laid a wreath at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held Sunday morning at the Fort Frances cenotaph. About 150-200 people came out to show their respects for those who served our country. See more photos A6.

Laying wreath

Dave Taggart of the Canadian Border Services laid a wreath during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held yesterday morning at the Fort Frances cenotaph. About 150-200 people braved the chilly weather to attend the ceremony, which saw close to 30 wreathes and crosses being laid. Similar ceremonies were held at cenotaphs across the district.

Musical revue

Fort High student Brianna Eldridge belted out “House of the Rising Sun" by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin during the school's annual fall musical revue that ran from Thursday to Saturday. With the theme being "Shade of Yellow and Sunshine,” the show featured a series of songs and choreographed performances based on the colour yellow and the sun.

Almost complete

Crews managed to finish laying the first layer of asphalt for the overpass construction on Tuesday and Wednesday but line painting for the roadway likely will be delayed until next year due to the recent cold and wet conditions. Temporary reflective stickers will be put on the asphalt instead.

Talking water

Craig Miller, environmental superintendent for the Town of Fort Frances, yesterday gave a presentation on the process of treating raw lake water at the town's treatment plant for a Grade 8 class at St. Francis School. The class then toured the plant this morning, led by Miller and the senior water treatment plant operator Randy White.

Poppy fund aids local veterans

The Fort Frances Legion Br. #29 kicked off its annual poppy campaign on Oct. 26 and has been canvassing at local stores, banks, and other areas around town.

Funds raised go directly into the Poppy Fund, which helps to support any local veterans and their relatives.

“The Poppy Fund is the trust fund that is set up for the vets,” noted Legion office manager Veronica Davis.