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Top business woman

Diane Gibson of Gibson Design/Enchanted Events shared a few words of thanks after being presented with the Business Woman of the Year award by PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise rep Karen Lynn Evans. Gibson also did the décor for the evening's classy, Oscars-like dinner and awards ceremony.

Terry Fox trio

Tayah Singleton, her mom, Joanna Singleton, and grandmother, Pat Singleton, were among the family members walking Sunday in memory of their brother, son, and grandson, Thomas Chapais, who passed away two years ago after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 12.

Skating in

Getting up the ice quickly, and showing what you could do offensively, were just some of the things the new wave of Muskie boys' hockey hopefuls were doing Monday afternoon during the first tryout session at the Ice For Kids Arena. The tryouts continue today before wrapping up with a final session tomorrow from 3:45-5:15 p.m.

Boxing out

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Presten Bobyk tried his best to box out Red Lake Miners' forward Aiden Gleisner from in front of goalie Matt Booth during the second period of his squad's 3-2 overtime win in SIJHL pre-season action Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers will kick off the regular season this Friday against the back-to-back champion GM Ice Dogs at 7:30 p.m.

Muskie BBQ

Merrick Cheetham and William Richards served up hotdogs to hungry patrons during the Muskie football team's fundraising barbecue held Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in front of Safeway. Members of the black-and-gold also were selling discount cards to those interested, with the cost for those again being $20 each.

Muskie tryouts

The next wave of Muskie boys' hockey hopefuls took to the ice yesterday afternoon for the first tryout session at the Ice For Kids Arena. Each player participated in various drills in hopes of impressing head coach Jordan Sinclair and the rest of the staff. The tryouts continue today through Thursday from 3:45-5:15 p.m.

Terry Fox Run

Piper Cross, left, and her grandmother, Sandy Bridgeman, were among the 45 participants who came out yesterday afternoon—despite the hot, humid, and windy conditions—for the annual Terry Fox Run here. People of all ages walked, ran, and rode from the Sorting Gap Marina to La Verendrye Hospital and back.

Caul campaigning

Fort Frances mayoral candidates Couns. June Caul (above) and Ken Perry chatted with voters who stopped by for a candidates' meet-and-greet event held Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Rainy Lake Square. The eight candidates for council also were on hand, as were two running for Fort Frances seats on the local public school board.

Gas leak

The 200 block of Scott Street had to be blocked off this morning, and A Buck or Two and CIBC on Scott Street evacuated, after a gas line was struck during an excavation near the bank. Firefighters had to test the gas levels in the buildings to make sure they were safe to go back into. The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service, OPP, and Union Gas responded to the scene.