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Cutting off attack

Shai VanWalleghem of the K-Town Mayhem turned away from the oncoming forecheck by Elizabeth Cousineau of the Fort Frances Devils during her squad's 6-2 win in the Bantam division's bronze-medal game Sunday morning at the Ice For Kids Arena in the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam tournaments. The Devils went 1-2-2 to settle for fourth place.

Cutting up meat

Dale Ossachuk of Pinewood removed the castor sacs from a beaver Saturday morning during a fur-handling demonstration at the Métis Hall here. These are the scent glands beavers use to mark their territory. Later that day, Ossachuk did a demonstration on a fisher.

Heart pizza

Tina Geerdinck, left, Jesse Carmody, Dale Fortes, and Jeanette Roth showed off a heart-shaped pizza at Boston Pizza here—just like the kind customers can order tomorrow for a special Valentine's Day fundraiser. Proceeds will go to KidSport Fort Frances.

Board recognition

Two students from Sturgeon Creek School were presented with the Rainy River District School Board's monthly “Recognition of Excellence" from director of education Heather Campbell for their upcoming dramatic arts production, "Mary Poppins,” during last Tuesday night's regular board meeting at the Education Centre here.

New location

Allison Cox, director of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, and Foundation board chair Bill Gushulak did the honours of cutting the cake this morning to mark the grand opening of the new location of the Foundation's office, which is now in the main lobby of La Verendrye Hospital.

NorWOSSA curling

Jesse Thompson was set to release a shot while Anna Peters and Brayden Sabbe got ready to go hard on their brooms to sweep it down the ice during the Muskie mixed curling team's win over the Red Lake Rams yesterday afternoon at the NorWOSSA championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The Muskies compiled a 3-1 record to earn silver while the Atikokan Voyageurs (4-0) won gold.

Tourney face-off

Marissa Kenny (#8) looked to win the face-off against Phoenix Delorme of the Dryden She-Devils during the first period of the Fort Frances Attack Scorpions' 2-1 win in the PeeWee division's bronze-medal game yesterday morning at the Ice For Kid in the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's PeeWee and Bantam tournaments.

Valentine craft

Autumn Smeeth and her brother, Chevy, made heart-shaped tissue paper suncatchers during the Craft Club for Kids held Saturday morning at the Fort Frances Public Library. The craft club runs there every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this free activity.

Skinning skills

Mike Bourre skilfully removed the pelt from a beaver during a trappers' workshop Saturday morning at the Métis Hall here. The event, hosted by the Rainy River District Trappers Council, saw a good turnout of district residents of all ages. The workshop featured fur-handling demonstrations, contests, and raffles, and also was an opportunity to network.