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Pruys wins international gold

Local artist Cher Pruys continues to impress art enthusiasts and critics both domestically and overseas.

Her painting, “Entranced,” recently was awarded the gold medal for figurative painting in the Mondial Art Academia's International 2018 competition.

“This honour is a wonderful kick-start to 2019,” Pruys told the Times on Friday.

New Year's baby born

La Verendrye General Hospital here welcomed its first baby of 2019 late on New Year's Day.

Proud parents Madisyn Degagne and Derek Morrison of Fort Frances greeted a 7 lb., 1 oz. baby boy at 10:53 p.m.

The new baby and his family, which includes older brothers Bennett, Chayton, and Zaiden, enjoyed gifts and gift baskets from local businesses and organizations.

Lifetime pet licensing proving popular

Whether you got a new animal companion for Christmas, or your favourite cat or dog is celebrating another year with you, it's time to get a new pet licence.

And while the town continues to offer annual licensing, lifetime licensing, which first was offered starting last year, is becoming a popular option, bylaw enforcement officer Patrick Briere told the Times on Monday.