Six-month-old Marra McPherson, centre, seen here with her mom, Amanda French, was the first-place winner of Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Upsilon chapter’s “Sweetheart Baby” contest. The second-place winner was eight-month-old Scott Kivimaki, right, with mom, Sarah Freeman-Kivimaki, while the third-place baby was Kiera Copenace, five months, with her mom, Vanessa Copenace.
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Missy Hammond, six, was the second participant to compete in the speed skate portion of the fourth-annual hockey skills competition Sunday in Nestor Falls. She completed the lap around the outdoor rink in 44.43 seconds, earning her second place overall in the six and under age category.
—Heather Ogilvie photo
Local swimmer Alex Parent was practising at the Memorial Sports Centre last night to prepare for the Western Canadian championships being held in Winnipeg from Feb. 16-19.
—Jenni Condon photo
Allison Johnson, left, and Rachel McCoy showed off the Valentine holders they made at the Fort Frances Day Care just for the Valentine’s Day parties there this morning. Both the toddlers and pre-school groups had fun playing games like “pin the heart on the bear,” breaking open a pinata, and enjoying refreshments. —Duane Hicks photo
Joyce Cunningham, chair of the Fort Frances Public Library board, drew the second place winner’s name in the “Friends of the Library” draw on Friday afternoon as Arlene Georgeson, another board member, held the box. Bobbie Loyie won the first place prize of $2,000, while Pam Munn won the second place prize of a trip for two to Winnipeg.
Sue Danku, left, and her son Evan, four, tried to choose from among the many sweet treats at the annual Friends of the Library bake sale this morning. Danku’s daughter Anya, one, looked on as she was held by Friends of the Library member Barb Marr.
—Melanie Béchard photo
Cole Derkson, left, and Steve Boileau, who teamed up to win the ‘C’ doubles crown at the Manitoba Open Pro-Am squash championship over the weekend in Winnipeg, were practising Monday for the Ontario Winter Games coming up March 10-12 in Barrie. Two other Fort Frances residents, Kimika Alexander and Anniss Seid, also have qualified for the provincial games.
—Jenni Condon photo
Krista Scharf, right, celebrated with her rink, including third Tara George (hidden), second Tiffany Stubbings (background), and lead Lorraine Lang after capturing the 25th-annual Ontario Scott Tournament of Hearts here Saturday night with a 7-6 win over Janet McGhee. The Scharf rink now advances to the Scott Tournament of Hearts coming up Feb. 25-March 5 in London, Ont.
This westbound empty pulp truck went off Highway 11/71 shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday and hit a pole near Highway 611 North. Police said the accident occurred when two tires weighing about 100 pounds each came off a loaded eastbound pulp truck, causing the driver of the westbound one to lose control. No injuries were reported, but there was no word this morning if charges would be laid.
Tyler Friesen, right, and Phoebe-Ann Firth, second from right, loaded up a plateful of food at a fish fry Saturday at the Emo Legion. They were among the steady stream of people who dropped by the annual fish feast, which ran from 4-7 p.m. —Heather Ogilvie photo