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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - September 9, 2016

Getting creative

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Duane Hicks

Bryson DeGagne had the honour of being first youngster to create art during Community Living Fort Frances and District’s first open studio held yesterday at 335 Scott St. Every Thursday from 3-7 p.m., service users and their families, as well as any other children, teens, and adults, are welcome to drop in and create. There’s a suggested donation of $5 to cover cost of materials.

Teachers earn salute

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Staff

Two teachers from St. Francis School, along with a teacher and an educational assistant from St. Michael’s School, will receive the Northwest Catholic District School Board’s “Recognition of Excellence” at its regular meeting tomorrow morning.

Artina Gurski and Karen Papineau, pastoral leaders for St. Francis, will be recognized for their dedication and commitment.

Being chased

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Joey Payeur

Muskie quarterback Brandon Whitecrow was looking to preserve life and limb while on the run from Kildonan East Reivers’ defensive lineman Jessie Posthumus during the second quarter of yesterday’s 46-12 win by the visitors in the WHSFL regular-season opener at Fort High.

Truck gets stuck on tracks

District
From the OPP

A man was charged after the tractor-trailer unit driver he was driving became stuck on the railway crossing on Railway Street in Kenora.

Police were notified of the truck being stuck on the crossing just before 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

Traffic was backed up and had to be re-routed until the truck could be removed shortly after 9 a.m.

FASD awareness

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Duane Hicks

Elaine Ross, left, an FASD worker with the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council, and Lana Smith, FASD/child nutrition worker with the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre here, led the walk this morning in honour of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder International Awareness Day.

Barwick ties up final in thriller

Sports
Staff

The best series anyone can recall will go for one more night after it seemed like last night might go on forever.

Big windup

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Joey Payeur

Barwick Blue Knights’ pitcher JJ Landry was a workhorse for his team yesterday evening—giving up just four hits over 11 innings as the Knights edged the Sight & Sound Wolves 3-2 to tie the best-of-three Rainy River District Fastball League final at 1-1.

Shorthanded Muskies fall in opener

Sports
Joey Payeur

They were the few, the proud, but inevitably the overwhelmed.

The Muskie football team put in a gallant effort with a minimal roster but gave up 34 unanswered points in the second quarter to fall 46-12 to the Kildonan East Reivers in their WHSFL regular-season opener here yesterday.