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Winter work

The snowplows were out this morning after the district’s first big snowstorm of the season. Luckily the white stuff has stopped falling for now, though there is a chance of flurries later in the week.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Getting into the spirit

Frances Walsh, left, and Cathy Gruttner checked out just a few of the myriad of silent auction items up for bid, including this painted window by Cheryl Westover, last night at the 11th-annual “Spirit of Christmas” fundraiser at La Place Rendez-Vous.

‘Soup’s On!’

George and Margaret Bartlett, front, and John and Helen Pohanka, enjoyed soup and coffee yestrday afternoon at Super 8 here during the “Soups On” fundraiser. Proceeds from luncheon went to the local Alzheimer Society. —Duane Hicks photo

Blowing bubbles

Kim Beaudry blew bubbles with her niece, Lauren Penny, at the Pre-School swim class Tuesday at the Memorial Sports Centre. The class enables toddlers to build confidence in the water while enjoying games, singing songs and playing in the water. —Jenni Condon photo

Christmas bazaar

Kelly Ahrens and her daughter Jordyn, five, enjoyed the CWL Christmas Bazaar on Sunday where Jordyn got a new toy. The well-attended event featured various crafts for sale, as well as coffee, tea, and dainties.

—Melanie Béchard photo


Naomi Dunn, two, got a purple Band-Aid from the nurse after receiving her ‘flu shot at the Northwestern Health Unit clinic held at Donald Young School on Thursday. –Heather Ogilvie photo

Interesting display

Keifer Morneau, a Grade 9 student at Fort Frances High School, looked through a stereoscope last Wednesday during the town’s first Geographic Information Systems (GIS) open house at Fort High.

New digs

Patti Johnson, manager of diagnostic services, examined a sample under a microscope in the new lab at La Verendrye Hospital. The lab, part of the extensive Phase IV renovations there that are expected to be done in February, is designed not only to accomodate high-tech equipment, but allow for the most efficient workflow for the technicians who work there. —Duane Hicks photo

Colourful mural

Taylor Latimer, left, Courtney Easton, and Milton Tookenay, the student council representatives from Colette Fafard’s Grade 8 class at St. Francis School, stood in front of the colour mural their class created this year. The two-month project was part of their art class where they studied the murals of Diego Rivera and Michaelangelo.

—Melanie Béchard photo