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Breakaway save

Muskie goalie Jersey Masson got a blocker on this shot attempt by St. Thomas Aquinas Saints' forward Chloe Skead on a breakaway during the third period of the visitors' 3-2 win Thursday night at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena). Despite her best efforts, Masson suffered the tough-luck loss between the pipes.

Career planning

Grade 8 students at St. Francis School participated in an activity where they had to decide which attributes employers desire most when hiring a new employee during a session with the Northern Community Development Services communications and outreach co-ordinator yesterday morning. The session is part of the organization's “Career Planning Series” for Grade 7 and 8 students at St. Francis.

Curling qualifier

Katrina Slomke, left, and Andrea Schram got ready to sweep a rock down the ice after Jillian Cousineau released her shot during the Muskie girls' curling team's win over the Rainy River Owls during the NorWOSSA qualifier yesterday afternoon at the Fort France Curling Club. The black-and-gold went a perfect 4-0 over the two-day event.

PeeWee AA tourney

Ashton Veldhuisen looked to snap a shot on the Westfort Rangers' goal during the Fort Frances PeeWee 'AA' Canadians' 1-0 win in the final of their annual home tournament yesterday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Canadians compiled a 4-1 record en route to the gold medal.

Raising awareness

Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts board member Carol Derksen, left, joined Mayor June Caul and Mary O'Connor, the local Alzheimer Society's client services co-ordinator, in raising the flag at the Civic Centre on Friday morning to mark January as “Alzheimer Awareness Month" in Fort Frances. The annual "Forget Me Not” charitable dinner is set for Saturday, Feb.

RRFDC funding

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak visited “Curvy Chick” here Thursday afternoon to announce the federal government's investment of $2.25 million into the Rainy River Future Development Corp.

'Nerd Night'

A group of local teens played the popular role-playing game, “Dungeons & Dragons," yesterday evening during "Nerd Night" in the Shaw Community Hub at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. "Nerd Night" runs each Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Falling over

Tatum Glowasky was knocked to the ice from behind during the third period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 7-1 loss to the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

'Rubber Duckie' fans

Noah and Olivia Sivonen played with their rubber duckies after mom, Mandi, bought the first and second tickets sold for the upcoming “Rubber Duckie Raffle." The Fort Frances Lions Club has paired up with the Fun in the Sun committee to bring back the "Rubber Duckie Race” next summer as a fundraiser.