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2006 Images

Local candidate

NDP candidate John Rafferty, who lives in Fort Frances, promised investment in the forest industry and strenghthening of public health care last Wednesday’s debate at the Civic Centre.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Liberal message

Incumbent Liberal MP Ken Boshcoff spoke about his and his party’s accomplishments over the last 18 months during last Wednesday’s debate at the Civic Centre.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Crying jag

Jenna Novak, left, consoled Valerie Romann as Heather Williams looked on during a rehearsal of “M*A*S*H,” the Muskie Theatre dramatic production, which opens tomorrow at the Townshend Theatre and runs until Saturday, Jan. 21. Tickets are available at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts, and are $12 for adults and $7 for students and children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Lunging for the rebound

Muskie senior captain Kevin Empey reached for the ball on a rebound during yesterday afternoon’s game against the Dryden Eagles here. The team suffered a 49-34 loss in what was a hard-fought battle. The team next will face the Kenora Broncos there Feb. 2. —Jenni Condon photo

Tossing trees

Fire Chief Steve Richardson stacked a tree on the back of truck in front of a Crowe Avenue home Saturday afternoon during the Fort Frances Fire Brigade’s annual Christmas tree pickup. While the money’s still being tallied up, the pickup brought in at least $600 in donations, which will go to a local charity.

—Duane Hicks photo

Keeping the beat

More than two dozen teens and parents participated in a Djembe drum workshop yesterday afternoon at St. Mary’s Church. The workshop was sponsored by the St. Mary’s Lifeteen Youth Group, with the drums and lessons provided by Sean Jesseau of Thunder Bay. The youth group plans to start a weekly Djembe club. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Doctor humour

Fort Frances High School students Jarid Anderson, John McCoy, Matt Badiuk, and Michael Brady were rehearsing for their performance of M*A*S*H which runs from Thursday, Jan. 19 until Saturday, Jan. 21. Tickets are available at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts, and are $12 for adults and $7 for students and children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7 p.m.

Garage fire

No one was injured in this blaze in the garage at 627 Scott St. on Monday morning. The Fort Frances Fire Department had to block much of the 600 block of Scott Street in order to deal with the fire. After it was out, they used fans to blow out the heavy black smoke.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Back in class

Billy Barker, right, Devin Ball, and Brandon Benjamin, students in Peg Keffer’s Grade 7/8 class at Crossroads School in Devlin, used a thesaurus Monday to find words for their acrostic poems during their first day of class in 2006. –Heather Ogilvie photo