- —Heather Latter photo
Evan Strain, left, and Sydney Anderson showed off the “faceless dolls” they made at St. Francis School on Monday before the dolls were pinned onto a large Hudson’s Bay blanket. The dolls will be on display at the school, as well as at the candlelight vigil on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women here Dec. 6.
- —Duane Hicks photo
RRFDC intern Jamie Petrin, left, led local MPP Sarah Campbell, Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, and others in a chant while marching down Scott Street last Wednesday during the “Our Forest, Our Future” rally. Leaders at the local and at the provincial level continue to fight for the right to have a share of the Crossroute wood supply and to keep the local mill heated over the winter.
- —Heather Latter photo
Jacquee Loerzel, right, of Riverside Community Counselling Services handed over a prize to Jennifer Horton of Curvy Chick, who was chosen as the winner of the “Shine the Light” contest with her purple Christmas tree display.
- —Kiera Kowalski photo
Sydney Johnson, Kaily Greengrass and Holly Nixon tried their hand at the various exercise equipment that personal trainer Shannon Jackson had at her booth at the “Healthy Futures Fair” held at Fort Frances High School last Wednesday. The program is set up to raise awareness about certain genetic and environmental diseases and disabilities that teens may develop as they grow older.
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Crossroads student Kaitlyn Gerhard’s poster is one of the local winners in the Fort Frances Lions Club’s annual peace poster contest, and it has been sent on to be judged at the “district” level. The other winners are Kasey Kreger-O’Neill (Robert Moore), Jaden Cooper (J.W. Walker), and Ciara Mainville (St. Francis).
With winter’s chill gripping Borderland already, concerns are running high about how the local mill will survive the season without heat and remain saleable.
“I know there’s been a lot of interest expressed in the community, by residents, regarding the health and safety factor of the facility not being heated in the winter time,” said Mayor Roy Avis yesterday.
Life has gotten a lot more convenient for those living in the vicinity of Red Gut Bay.
Earlier this month, Jeremiah Windego opened Windey’s Food Market at Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation on Highway 11, providing a much-needed business to service the area after K&S Gas and Convenience closed its doors nearly two years ago.