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Colourful craft

Kali Tessier, left, showed her best friend, Olivia Allen, her colourful creation during Community Living Fort Frances and District's garland-making open art studio yesterday afternoon in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Participants used fabric, burlap, and ribbon to make unique garland—just in time for the holidays.

Consummate performers

54•40 frontman Neil Osborne sang his heart out while performing yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The show, entitled “Unplugged: Songs & Stories," featured all of 54•40's hits reimagined and was the second in the 2018-19 "Tour de Fort" passport season. The next show is "Boreal,” a showcase of winter-themed original songs and holiday classics, set for Friday, Dec. 7.

Laying wreath

Dave Taggart of the Canadian Border Services laid a wreath during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held yesterday morning at the Fort Frances cenotaph. About 150-200 people braved the chilly weather to attend the ceremony, which saw close to 30 wreathes and crosses being laid. Similar ceremonies were held at cenotaphs across the district.

Musical revue

Fort High student Brianna Eldridge belted out “House of the Rising Sun" by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin during the school's annual fall musical revue that ran from Thursday to Saturday. With the theme being "Shade of Yellow and Sunshine,” the show featured a series of songs and choreographed performances based on the colour yellow and the sun.

Hockey tourney

The return of colder weather to Borderland also has brought with it the return of minor hockey tournaments. It was a tight battle on the ice between the Emo Express Green and the Westend Bruins during Emo's 4-1 win yesterday in the gold-medal game of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual PeeWee 'A' tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Almost complete

Crews managed to finish laying the first layer of asphalt for the overpass construction on Tuesday and Wednesday but line painting for the roadway likely will be delayed until next year due to the recent cold and wet conditions. Temporary reflective stickers will be put on the asphalt instead.

Talking water

Craig Miller, environmental superintendent for the Town of Fort Frances, yesterday gave a presentation on the process of treating raw lake water at the town's treatment plant for a Grade 8 class at St. Francis School. The class then toured the plant this morning, led by Miller and the senior water treatment plant operator Randy White.

BIA snowflakes

BIA members showed off the newly-repainted “snowflake” decorations that will be hung on streetlights along Scott Street next week. Pictured here are Heather Gill (TD Canada Trust), Duane Cridland (Flint House), Pat Gartshore (Garth's Pub), Doug Cuthbertson (Northwoods Gallery & Gifts), Ed Gackley (Flint House), and Katie Trigg (TD Canada Trust).

'Jurassic' trunk

Darren and Chantal Derendorf of Gold Star Taxi took won first place in the “Brightest" category at the annual "Trunk-or-Treat" event that took place last Wednesday at the Fort Frances Public Library parking lot. The display was decked out in "Jurassic Park”-themed decorations and provided a prehistoric feel to the young trick-or-treaters who stopped by.