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Lest we forget . . .

The Colour Party of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #29, lowered their flags as students of Fort Frances High School sang “O Canada” this morning during the school’s Remembrance Day ceremony in the Townshend Theatre. The ceremony included a prayer by Pastor Dan Vos, a reading of “In Flander’s Fields,” and a minute of silence.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Concerned public

Nearly 300 residents from across Rainy River District packed the Barwick Hall last night to support Paul and Susan Peters, owners of Sunrise Meat and Sausage there, and to hear an update about the condemned meat at their plant.

Renowned visitor

Renowned Canadian curler Guy Hemmings, right, helped his teammates bring a rock down the ice late yesterday afternoon during a demonstration game at the Fort Frances Curling Club where local curlers entered a draw to play with or against him.

Rare breedRare breed

Gayle Arpin petted “Lady” on Wednesday afternoon—a four-year-old Rocky Mountain Horse who has resided at Arpin’s Alberton farm for about a year.

She posesses the signature colour of the breed—chocolate brown, with a white mane and tail.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

‘Barbie Girl’

Jenna Nowak and Michael Brady danced and sang with the chorus in the opening number, “Barbie Girl,” of Fort Frances High School’s musical revue “When Boy Meets Girl” at the Townshend Theatre on Thursday night. The show ran for three nights, and featured a mix of group and solo numbers.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Electronic counting

Darryl Allan, Information and Technology manager for the town, demonstrated to mayoral and councillor candidates how one of the two electronic voting tabulators to be used this coming Monday works during a meeting Thursday afternoon at the Civic Centre. At a processing rate of 500 votes an hour, the election results are expected to be calculated fast.

New place to sit

Fort Frances Children’s Complex staff, children and members of the Fort Frances Family Resource Centre Advisory Committee showed off one of the new picnic tables the advisory committee recently purchased. A total of four tables and two benches were purchased by the committee with $6,100 in funds raised entirely by the families that use the Children’s Complex services.

Legion tea

The local Legion ladies’ auxiliary annual Remembrance Day tea was well-attended yesterday, with many people coming out to enjoy the tea and dainties, as well as a crafts and bake sale downstairs. Local participants in the Lions Club’s peace poster contest also had their work on display at the tea.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Reggae rendition

Richard Schulzki found himself surrounded by grass-skirted hula dancers during a reggae rendition of “Kiss the Girl” during the opening night of Fort Frances High School’s musical revue “When Boy Meets Girl” at the Townshend Theatre last night. Tickets are $7 for students, $10 for adults, and are available at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts. The show runs tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.