Mary Jane and Bill Gushulak got a good look at a conceptual drawing for the new Fort Frances Public Library during Friday afternoon’s kickoff celebration for the “Building for the Future” campaign. The fundraising campaign kicked off Friday in a big way—garnering a total of $134,130 in donations by the end of the day. —Duane Hicks photo
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Canada Safeway pharmacist David Schwartz accepted some old medication from Karl Tosberg last week as part of the ongoing “Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Contest.” The Fort Frances Seniors’ Coalition, in partnership with the Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team and Northwestern Health Unit, is holding the second-annual contest until the end of this week (March 31), and district reside
These girls from the Emo Figure Skating Club’s Canskate 3 group portrayed popcorn kernels during the ice show “Candyland” at the Emo-La Vallee Arena on Saturday. —Heather Ogilvie photo
Lucas Archie gave Trinidy George a shower with a watering can as they and their playmates at the Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start participated in a beach party on Thursday.
—Melanie Béchard photo
Muskie veteran and assistant captain Mitch Green fired a shot against the top-ranked Mother Teresa Spartans during play at the all-Ontarios on Thursday night in Oshawa. Green was participating in his fourth-consecutive OFSAA tournament.
—Alex Cruickshank photo
Kenneth Kellar sang a solo as the Pirate King during rehearsal last night for Fort Frances High School’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance.” The show opens tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors, which are available in advance at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts. —Melaine Béchard photo
Librarians Andrea Avis and Margaret Sedgwick, youth representatives Anna Schwartz and Annelise Hawrylak, and Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce president Christine Denby were among the group of more than a dozen people cutting the ribbon at the “Building for the Future” campaign kickoff Friday.
Kevin Nielson, pharmacist and owner of Shopper’s Drug Mart here, demonstrated how easy it is to drop off expired medications for the “Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Contest.” . —Duane Hicks
About 1,000 students from schools across the district participated in the second-annual Spring Pow-Wow at Robert Moore School yesterday. The day-long celebration included dancing and a meal of wild rice soup and bannock. —Melanie Béchard photo
This new bin for glass recyclables will be replacing the separate blue plastic ones outside the Public Works building here in coming weeks. The large green bin will make it more convenient for town staff to dump glass recyclables at a new storage area at the Public Works yard. Glass used to be stockpiled at the landfill.