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Library now has ukuleles

The “Maker Space” at the Fort Frances Public Library has a new addition: ukuleles.

Ukuleles have been purchased and are ready to go for our first-ever “Music Lessons in the Library” series.

A five-week program is starting this Wednesday (Feb. 6) for kids aged nine-12, with a community member teaching the group.

Online registration is required as space is limited.

CFOB staffers ratify deal

Unifor Local 324 members at Acadia Broadcasting's CFOB (“The Border”) radio station in Fort Frances voted 80 percent in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement yesterday.

“Unifor members at Acadia Broadcasting were very pleased with the monetary gains and key language improvements achieved in this new contract,” said Unifor national representative Stephen Boon.

Fire safety being urged

With Borderland in a deep freeze for about a week now, residents are doing what they can to stay warm and deal with cold-weather problems such as frozen pipes.

But after responding to two fires since Saturday, the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to keep fire safety in mind.

Exams affected by cold

This week's bitter cold snap has impacted exams at Fort High after buses were cancelled both yesterday and again today.

Fort High has remained open and those students with transportation to the school had the option to still write exams at their originally-scheduled time.

Family centre open 24/7

The Fort Frances Family Centre has been running 24 hours a day since Saturday in response to the bitterly cold weather the area has been experiencing of late.

The centre, located at 272 Scott St., usually runs from noon-4 p.m. but decided to open around the clock to help people get out of the cold and warm up.

Fibre Art Festival winners revealed

The judging has been completed for the local Fibre Art Festival at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre.

Last Wednesday, Cher Pruys, Patti Anderson, and Phyllis Johnson evaluated the 26 fabulous pieces submitted for this year's festival.

They judged in three categories: Best Original Design, Best Pattern Design, and Best Use of Materials.