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Rock on

Kathie Jackson rung in the new curling season yesterday with a throw on the straight and narrow during ladies’ Monday night twilight league play at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Sweet treat

Roberta Jeffery chose a dessert to go with her coffee during the La Verendrye Hospital auxiiliary’s tea Saturday afternoon at the New Beginings Fellowship Church. The annual event not only served as an occasion for people to chat over coffee and dainties, but enter raffles and buy baked goods. The auxiliary also presented the Riverside Foundation for Health Care with a cheque for $29,000.

Reaching out

Tyler Brusven tried to get a hold of Clippers’ running back Conor Stevenson during the visitors’ 65-0 rout over the Muskies on Friday afternoon. The 0-6 black-and-gold will try to end the regular season on a winning note this Friday versus the host Kildonan East Reivers.

Harvest dinner

Nearly 80 people turned out for the first-annual Rainy River District Havest Dinner on Saturday night at the Kitchen Creek Golf Club. The five-course meal showcased local foods, including the main course of Frenched pork loin with smoked apple chutney, classic filet mignon with sauce bordelasie, and peppered escalopes of elk tenderloin.

At the wheel

Maryam Sied, foreground, got behind the wheel of a fire truck as Timothy and Melissa Hughes came along for the “ride” Saturday morning at Canadian Tire. The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service was there to promote “Fire Prevention Week” (Oct.

Sights and sounds

Joanne Davis, a child development worker at the Family and Children’s Services office here, demonstrated some of the items in the multi-sensory room that officially was opened there Wednesday.

Hydrant flush

A wet morning got wetter Tuesday as Mike Allan, with the Public Works department, flushed a fire hydrant at the corner of Victoria Avenue and First Street East. Hydrants throughout town are being flushed to remove grime and ensure they are in working order before the winter sets in.

Election speech

Thanking everyone who helped with his campaign, re-elected Kenora-Rainy River MPP Howard Hampton gave a tearful speech to the throng of family, supporters, and media from across the province last night at La Place Rendez-Vous here. Hampton noted that, sadly, this was the first time his late father, George, could not be around to lend a helping hand.

World record walk

About 115 residents joined in the “World Record Walk” here Thursday. They gathered at the Sorting Gap Marina at 11:30 a.m. and walked to Rainy Lake Sports and Tackle and back. Across the province, people were trying to set a new Guinness World Record for the most walkers at any given point in time—a record most recently held by Western Australia. Results won’t be known until after Oct. 12.

Pondering Move

Donald Young School student Gareth Dunn pondered his next move during a game of chess at the Rainy River District School Chess Tournament on Friday. The annual event, held at Crossroads in Devlin, saw a number of participants qualify for the Northern Ontario Schools Chess Championship on Oct. 20 in Thunder Bay.