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Climbing mountain

Haven Labbe, a former Fort Frances resident who now lives in Kenora, climbed Mount Esja in Iceland last month with the added goal of raising money for SPACE Kenora, an LGBTQ2S+ youth and peer support group. After the first attempt was thwarted by snow and high winds, Labbe and her partner completed the climb Nov. 24 and raised just over $500 for the organization.

K9 calendar

Kenora OPP Cst. Jeff Poperechny, a Fort Frances native seen here with his four-legged partner, “Jax," is among OPP K9 handlers from across the province featured in a new 2018 OPP calendar. Cst. Poperechny also is the handler for "Cinch,” a single-purpose ground search-and-rescue dog who searches for missing, lost, or despondent people.

'Log'-rolling fun

Evan Wright, left, and his brother, Grayson, had some fun trying to keep their balance during a “log”-rolling session at the Memorial Sports Centre on Sunday evening. The classes, which run each Sunday at 5 p.m., are led by local instructor Jill Horwath.

Angel tree

Mackenzie McClain, left, and Sophia Black helped Russ Ling hang another “angel” tag on the tree that was put up at Taggs Source for Sports. The trees, which have tags bearing the names of children in need and what they'd like for Christmas, also are up at Walmart and The Bargain Shop here, as well as Tompkins Hardware in Emo.

Cattle in ring

A group of heifers meandered around the ring in front of buyers on Saturday during the fifth and final cattle sale of the year at the Stratton sales barn. The extra sale added on for this fall saw 698 head go through the auction ring for a total of $799,567.97.

Muskie runners

Kamryn Sandelovich, left, Tori Toriseva, Greta Fedoruk, Grace Kowal, Ashlyn Beck, Jaida Norris, Star Martin, and Alacea Yerxa posed by the sign proclaiming the 2017 OFSAA cross-country championships, which were held Saturday in Petawawa.