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Colourful design

Tessa Miner arranged pieces of coloured glass to design a suncatcher during a workshop with instructor Cher Pruys yesterday evening at From the Grind Up here. Pruys later will take the glass and fire it in a kiln, making a fused glass suncatcher for Miner to keep.

Atom A tourney

Parker Sisco of the Causeway Cougars tried to brave his way through a trio of Rainy Lake Attack players during his team's 3-1 win in yesterday's final of the annual Atom 'A' tournament held here. The Cougars won all six of their games over the weekend en route to the gold-medal in the 11-team showdown.

Cupcake class

Caren Fagerdahl carefully applied the icing during a cupcake-decorating class with instructor Meghan Spooner on Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Museum. The class marked the first in the museum's winter workshop series. For a list of upcoming workshops, see last week's Times or visit fortfrances.ca/museum

Bringing down the house

Vancouver folk band “The Fugitives," consisting of Adrian Glynn, left, Brendan McLeod, and Rob McLaren, along with Carly Frey (not pictured), entertained the crowd with their harmonies, musicianship, and sincere between-song banter last night during the latest "Tour de Fort" concert at the Townshend Theatre. Their new album, "The Promise of Strangers," is out Jan.

Métis in focus

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George straightened this photo—taken by Sarah Marusyk—which is part of the new Métis Art Gallery Program exhibit upstairs there. Last November, the local branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario asked district residents to take photos of what they feel represents Métis culture and received about a dozen. The exhibit will be up through the end of February.

Postcard response

A bulletin board at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre shows many of the postcards “Tween Club" members have received from around the world. The young women have been using the website "Postcrossing” to find penpals and then fill out postcards to send.

New CSO

After three years as the local OPP Community Safety Officer, Cst. Guy Beaudry has passed the torch to Cst. Yenta Davidson. She has been on the force here for nearly 15 years.

Dining area

The dining area at the women's resource centre will be used for “lunch and learn” workshops, as well as a spot to relax, have a coffee or tea, and socialize. The eclectic mix of tables and chairs gives it a quirky and fun yet homey feel.

Meet the MP

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak visited Fort Frances High School on Friday to meet with Grade 10 students. They discussed regional issues that are important to youth, youth involvement in politics, and life as an MP.

Ready to serve

Outreach worker Heather Johnson, seen here behind the counter of the coffee nook area, is eager to open door at the Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope's first women's resource centre.