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'Trunk or Treat'

Rebecca Ascott, Brandon Soyatt, and Chelsea Hill held up their 3-D printed “Best in Show" pumpkin they received for their spooky and unique-themed trunk at the annual "Trunk or Treat” event held yesterday from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot at the Fort Frances Public Library. Gloria Calder, the fourth team member, also helped to decorate the award-winning display.

Costume parade

St. Michael's students, staff, and parents gathered in the school gym for a Hallowe'en parade yesterday afternoon. Each class of youngsters walked along the stage and showed off their costumes to all who attended.

Trip draw

Mayor-elect June Caul and fellow Kiwanian Robin Wright read out the winner of the “Trip of the Month” draw for November this morning at International Travel Services here. Tracy Hudson of Fort Frances won a Bahamas-Havana cruise valued at $4,000. Next month's trip is to Dublin, Ireland ($4,500). Tickets for next year's draw are on sale for $120 each at ITS.

'Hansel and Gretel'

Zack McClain, left, played “Hansel," Mackenzie Taylor played the witch, and Mackenzie McClain performed as "Gretel" during "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” staged by Fort High students that ran Friday through Sunday at the Townshend Theatre. The two were found in the witch's house and kidnapped before the witch fell into the fireplace and the pair escaped.

Scary sight

Cassidy Martin took on the role of a possessed women and scared all who passed through the Fort Frances Little Theatre's “Haunted House” set up in the basement of Knox United Church. The event is running for the final time tonight from 6-9 p.m. Tickets cost $7 each, which can be purchased at the door, with children under 12 requiring to be accompanied by an adult.

Keg-breaking ceremony

Paul Nevanen of the Koochiching Economic Development Agency took a swing during a keg-breaking ceremony in conjunction with Cantilever Distillery's ground-breaking event held Friday afternoon at Loony's Brew in Ranier, Mn. The distillery, an extension of Flint House here in Fort Frances, will serve both sides of the border when it opens next summer. See story, more photos on A3.

Cantilever alcohols

Rich Agnew of Wyndham Hotels, left, along with distillery founder, Marty Goulet, revealed all the different kinds of “Woody's Fairly Reliable” alcoholic beverages that the Cantilever Distillery in Rainer, Mn. will offer when it opens next summer. The two talked about the distillery's future moving forward during the launch celebration held Friday afternoon at Loony's Brew in Ranier.

Manitou expansion

New main carriage lines currently are being installed at Manitou Forest Products to increase the efficiency and yields of its operations. The carriage lines are part of the business's $2-million expansion that was made possible through a loan of close to $1 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.

Cannabis at border

Cannabis is now legal in Canada but remains illegal in the United States and those who attempt to bring cannabis south of the border can face serious criminal penalties. It also remains illegal to purchase cannabis in the United States and bring it to Canada, those who do so can expect legal prosecution, fines, and possibly jail time. Transporting cannabis for medical use is illegal as well.

Running free

Muskie quarterback Brady Meeks looked to blaze his way up the field while Maples Marauders' linebacker Tariq Samad had him in his sights during his squad's 39-0 win in WHSFL quarter-final action Thursday afternoon at Fort High. Meeks helped lead the Muskies to six touchdowns in the romp.