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Blanket-making

Millie Witherspoon enjoyed participating in the blanket-making workshop last Wednesday afternoon at the Sunset Country Métis Hall here. People from Fort Frances and the surrounding area came together to make blankets as well as socialize.

Spirit of St. Patrick's

Janice Marshall, left, and Gayle Ikola celebrated St Patrick's Day by attending the “Baked Potato Bar” fundraiser dinner at the Church of the Holy Spirit here. Admission was a free-will offering for the church's outreach projects in the local community, with about 40 people turning out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and support a good cause.

Transportation policy revisions up for vote

The Northwest Catholic District School Board plans to vote on revisions to the Northwestern Ontario Student Services Consortium Transportation Policy at its regular meeting tonight.

The board also will discuss reports on the consolidation of St. Michael's and St. Francis schools here, student report cards and EQAO achievements, kindergarten registration, and its 2018-19 budget.

They're back!

Seagulls have returned to the Borderland area, including this one spotted on the docks at the Sorting Gap Marina yesterday afternoon. Local lore says three more “snows” will follow the gulls' return before spring arrives for good here.

Fairy lanterns

Dahlia Kaun worked away at her fairy lantern craft yesterday during a March Break activity hosted by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Library staffer Andrea Avis helped the participating children create shapes to decorate their lanterns by using the library's new Circuit Maker.

Making blanket

Mason Hebert made a beautifully-decorated blanket with the help of his grandmother, Debbie Hebert, during a March Break workshop held Wednesday at the Sunset Country Métis Hall here. Snacks and refreshments also were provided.