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Bike winner

“Fire Prevention Week” draw winner Connor Crookreceived a bike from Fort Frances firefighter Wayne Riches, left, and Canadian Tire general manager Chris Pieczka there yesterday. The bike was supplied by Canadian Tire and sponsored by the “RiskWatch” coalition.

Walking prize

Northwestern Health Unit health educator Siobhan Booth, right, yesterday presented staff at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts with a plaque and Subway gift certificates for earning first place in the “Walking Workplaces Challenge.” Penny Faragher (left), Neila Booth, Connie Cuthbertson, Penny Flatt, Marilyn McCoy, and Nicole Gray walked an average of 476,681 steps per person throughout the month o

Mediterranean cuisine

Catherine McGuire, left, and Laurie Hogan strained yogurt through cheesecloth while preparing tzatziki sauce during a cooking class last night at Fort Frances High School. The class of eight learned how to prepare a Greek dinner consisting of souvlaki, spanikopita, pasta, and steak over the three-hour course.

Locally grown

Local MP Ken Boshcoff, right, and his legislative assistant, Doug Judson, showed off the main course—a trio of meat presentations, including French pork loin with smoked apple chutney, classic filet mignon with sauce bordelaise, and peppered escaloped of elk tenderloin—at the first-annual Rainy River District Harvest Dinner on Saturday night.

Afternoon snack

Jayden Bombay took a big bite of delicious dessert during the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiiliary’s tea Saturday afternoon at the New Beginings Fellowship Church here. The auxiliary also presented the Riverside Foundation for Health Care with a cheque for $29,000 that day.

At the controls

Jacob Grinsell, five, wondered what all those dials were for on the side of the fire truck Saturday morning at Canadian Tire. The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service was there to meet the public and promote “Fire Prevention Week.”

Hometown support

Re-elected MPP Howard Hampton got a big hug from his uncle, Allan Gustafson, as he made his way through the cheering crowd and bustling media to get to the stage and make his speech last Wednesday night at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Storytime fun

With Hallowe’en on its way in a couple of weeks, children’s librarian Andrea Avis read the story “Winnie the Witch” by Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas during “Storytime” this morning at the Fort Frances Public Library. Aimed at children aged two-and-a-half to five years old, “Storytime” is a popular program, running twice on Tuesday and twice on Wednesday each week.

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.