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Council hears OPP update

While some of the numbers are down from the same period last year, the Fort Frances OPP detachment definitely was busy in the second quarter of 2008, OPP S/Sgt. Steve Shouldice reported to town council Monday night.

In the second quarter, local OPP officers responded to 1,175 calls for service, compared to 1,022 in the second quarter of 2007.

Fall blood clinic wraps up today

Canadian Blood Services saw a total of 147 donors come out yesterday for the first day of its two-day fall blood donor clinic being held at Fort Frances High School.

This yielded 131 units of blood, CBS spokesperson Harvey Heather noted this morning.

Since each unit of blood can help up to three people, he said yesterday’s donations alone can help up to 393 people in need.

MCCORMICK

MCCORMICK—Born to Ken and Randi, nee Carpenter,

of Devlin, Ont., a girl, Kali Megan, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. on September 5, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.

WIELINGA

WIELINGA—Born to Chris and Tammy, nee Cousineau,

of Fort Frances, Ont., a boy, Ben Daniel, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. on September 4, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.

MORRISON

MORRISON—Born to Tanya Andy and Randy Morrison, of

Big Grassy FN, Ont., a boy, Keegan Dale Ray, weighing 5 lbs. 13 oz. on September 3, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.

WAGNER

WAGNER—Born to Brad and Harriette, nee Cupp, of

Fort Frances, Ont., a girl, Waa-Bishkii-Giizhigook Krystal Marieann, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. on August 29, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.

FULFORD-SHUTE

FULFORD-SHUTE—Born to Randi Fulford and Eric

Shute, of Fort Frances, Ont., a girl, Shayna Mattye Fulford-Shute, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz. on August 25, 2008 at LaVerendrye General Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.

Finding a hole

Matt DePiero looked to break through a wall of defenders during a special teams practice at Muskie Field last week. The black-and-gold lost their opener of the WHSFL season 30-21 to the Garden City Collegiate Fighting Gophers last Friday, but get back at it this Friday when they host the Kenora Broncos at 2 p.m.

Canine GPS

“Ride for Memories” participant Larry Morden of MacKenzie Island was taking no chances about not finding his way back home Saturday, bringing along his four-legged GPSs. “Blue,” the Golden lab, and “Rusty” (hiding on the floor) recently completed a round trip to the Yukon with their master.