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Heart cookies

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Tess Coish once again is taking orders for delicious heart-shaped cookies like these. The proceeds from the annual fundraiser this year will help out Samantha Pearson.

Kid at computer

Students at Mine Centre School now can develop their computational thinking skills, while reinforcing their knowledge of the Ojibwe language, thanks to a new Ojibwe language version of the award-winning MicroWorlds JR software released last week.

Twomey speaking

Sean Twomey, vice-president of Repap Resources Group, spoke about the company's plans to purchase the Resolute Forest Products mill in Fort Frances during the Rainy River District Municipality Association's annual general meeting Saturday in Stratton.

'Lady in Red'

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George affixed the information card to “Lady in Red"—one of the 26 pieces made by local fibre artists that comprise the new "Fibre Arts Festival" exhibit now on display in the small gallery upstairs. The original piece is made with fabric, rhinstones, and lace.

Creative carving

Bruce Caldwell carved a wood creation during a beginners' wood-carving workshop held Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Fort Frances Museum. Led by Steve Latimer, the class was sponsored by the “Friends of the Museum.” For information about future workshops, check out the museum's Facebook page or call 274-7891.

January tradition

Fire officer Gavin Payne tossed another tree onto the trailer while his crew made their way down Frenette Avenue during the Fort Frances Fire Brigade's annual Christmas tree pick-up Saturday afternoon. This might be the final year for the pick-up as fewer and fewer residents have real Christmas trees.

OR monitor

Riverside Foundation chair Bill Gushulak back row left, showed off the new OR monitor along with Riverside Foundation Special Events chair Janice Cousineau, Riverside Foundation director Allison Cox, Registered Nurse Skylar Carlson, Registered Nurse Cathy Ash, and Registered Nurse First Assistant Marna Martin, and general surgeons Dr. Karim Eltawil, front row left, and Dr. Shiraz Elkheir.

Pearson pic

Samantha Pearson, who has spent much of her time this past year at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, is in need of both a new heart and a kidney. But she is not ready to give up, and is grateful for all the support she's received from friends, family, and the community of Fort Frances.

Winning face-off

Issy Taylor was just a touch quicker than Olivia Wright of the International Falls Broncos in the face-off circle as she won this draw during the first period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 7-1 loss Monday night at Bronco Arena in the second game of their annual “Border Battle” exhibition series.