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Men’s hoops underway

After a month of warm-up games, some re-shuffling of teams, and an influx of new players (young and old), the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League opened its season Tuesday.

While the low scores may attest to some of the rustiness of the players, there was good energy on the court and an excitement to be back playing meaningful games.

Prescription for fun

Pharmasave staff got into the Hallowe’en spirit this morning with these clever costumes. Pictured are Donna Hyatt, Michelle Beck, and Chelsey Ogden (front row from left), along with Nancy Kehler, Morgan Albisser, Robin Dennis, Amy Sieders, Dawn Martin, and Janice Carpenter (back row from left). The Fort Frances Clinic Dispensary staff also dressed up as pill bottles today.

Author reading

Borderland author Mary Casanova read an excerpt from her new book, entitled “Ice Out,” yesterday evening during an event at the Fort Frances Public Library. Signed copies of the book also were available, as well as refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

Brown visit

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, left, met with members of town council and administration, as well as representatives from the town’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and Fort Frances Power Corp., at the Civic Centre yesterday afternoon during a stop here. Brown is touring Northwestern Ontario as part of the official opposition’s northern caucus retreat.

Eagle perch

Local resident Dale Hoard spotted this golden eagle perched on his bird bath earlier this week at his home west of town. An eagle’s nest is located across the river from his home and the birds often are spotted nearby.