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Puck battle

Captains Quinn Amiel, left, and Brad Pawlowski, right, battled for the puck at centre ice Saturday night in the first of a pair of games between the Sabres and Thunder Bay Bearcats. While each notched a goal during that game, Amiel proved the better of the two yesterday, netting two goals while Pawlowski was ejected late in the game.

Bon appetit

Honourary chef Jennie Condon of B93•FM, right, served up cream of broccoli and cheese soup to Ted and Annie Fitzgerald during the local Alzheimer Society’s “Chefs’ Charitable Dinner and Auction” last night at the Adventure Inn.

Icebox bonspiel

Mary Hickling, left, and Linda Reed, part of Dave Hickling’s rink, played against Tom Wherley’s squad Saturday afternoon during the annual “Icebox of the Nation” bonspiel at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Neither team made it much further, but Bryan Bonot’s rink from Stratton took the ‘A’ final over Tom Mayer’s foursome from International Falls.

Playing Bingo

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres players took time away from the ice yesterday to visit Rainycrest, where they joined in playing TV Bingo with some of the residents.

Award-winning talent

While it may have been cold outside, Juno Award-winning singer Connie Kaldor heated up the stage last night at the Townshend Theatre during the first “tour de Fort” concert of 2008. Embracing elements of gospel, rock, country and western, folk, bluegrass, and adult contemporary, Kaldor not only entertained the crowd with her original songs, but her insightful between-song story-telling.

Snow patrol

Csts. Pete Drouin, left, and Paul Davis of the OPP Traffic Unit, along with Cst. Anne McCoy and Cst. Greg Johnson, rear, showed off the two brand new sleds—Ski-Doo 550s—they just got last week to supplement the force’s fleet.

Candlelight Ski

Cheryl Behan, foreground, Kerry Zucchiatti, and Kris Krag were among those who turned out for the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club’s candlelight ski Saturday night at the Rocky Inlet trails. Afterwards, everyone gathered at the club’s chalet to enjoy some food and music by the Mud Lake City Boys.

Eagles feast on Muskie spikers

The Dryden Eagles proved to be far too much for the Muskie girls' volleyball program as both the seniors and juniors found themselves on the wrong ends of their matches here last Thursday.

The juniors saw their NorWOSSA record fall to 3-2 after taking their match against Dryden to the full five sets.

Collecting trees

Dan DeGagne of the Fort Frances Fire Brigade piled another Christmas tree onto the trailer as Leo Arrigo looked during the bridge’s annual pick-up on Saturday afternoon. Residents who had their trees collected are encouraged to give a donation to the brigade. If they didn’t already, they still can make one at the fire hall. Funds will be given to a yet-to-be-determined local charity.

New councillor

Mayor Roy Avis, right, congratulated Ken Perry after he was elected as councillor in last night’s municipal byelection. Perry garnered 1,813 votes in the municipal byelection, defeating opponent Todd Hamilton, who received 792 votes. Perry will take his oath of office at tonight’s council meeting.