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Taking shot

Fort Frances Lakers' captain Nick Lucas did all he could to blast a shot past Red Lake Miners' goalie Zach Willms during his squad's 5-2 loss Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Lucas did notch a third-period goal but it wasn't enough as the Lakers lost their fourth-straight game.

'Last hurrah'

A group of local postal workers were out picketing this morning prior to the federal government's legislation that forced them back to work at 11 a.m. today. Local union president Sandra Lange said this was their “last hurrah” before being forced back. The local staff are upset by the legislation and disappointed in the government.


Muskie Issy Taylor and Cali Lappage of the Dryden Eagles both looked to have the quickest stick in the draw during a face-off in the third period of Fort High's 4-1 loss yesterday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. Lappage won the face-off and later scored an empty-netter to hand the Muskies (1-2) their second loss of the NorWOSSA season.

Baking galore

Beth Logue showed off some of the baked goodies she was selling Saturday morning during the Alberton Rec Committee's fifth-annual “Holiday Bazaar” at the Alberton municipal office. Vendors of all ages were selling their wares at the event, which was just one of several holiday-themed bake sales and bazaars held in recent weeks.

Free the Tree

St. Michael's kindergarten students Jasper Dennis, Ainsley Johnson, Logan Dallas, and Aela Drombolis did a science project entitled “Free the Tree” that looked at their experience trying to better the health of a tree at their school. The four young environmentalists noticed the tree had a chain wrapped around it to hold a bike rack in place and did what they could to help it grow.

School bus poster #1

J.W. Walker students Lila Black, left, and Casey Egan proudly displayed their colourful posters. Black's poster won Division 3 (Grades 3-5) while Egan came out on top of Division 2 (Grades 1-2). —Photos courtesy of Rainy River District School Board

Métis speaker

Sunset Country Métis president Brady Hupet shared some words about Louis Riel at the Métis Hall on Friday following the flag-raising ceremony at the Civic Centre in honour of “Louis Riel Day.” He thanked Mayor Roy Avis for all his service through the years to the Métis community and also welcomed incoming mayor June Caul.

Anti-bullying messages

Both Grade 5 classes at Robert Moore (above) performed an anti-bullying rap together called “Stand up, Reach Out, Tell Someone" on Monday during a school assembly to kick off Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (Nov. 18-24). School principal Donna Kowalski also shared a few words about identifying bullying, standing up against it, and the importance of telling an adult.