The Muskie boys’ hockey team listened as assistant coach Ken Christiansen explained a drill during practice Monday. The black-and-gold are in the midst of their final preparations before leaving Sunday to compete at the all-Ontario on March 21-24 in Oshawa. They will be playing in Pool ‘A’ as the eighth seed. —Alex Cruickshank photo
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Natural Resources minister David Ramsay announced the provincial government’s $22.5-million grant towards the biomass boiler project during last Thursday morning’s press conference here. Ramsay also applauded the teamwork involved in making the project a reality. —Melanie Béchard photo
Dawn Wood, left, and Charlotte Berg, toddler teachers at the Fort Frances Day Care, took their charges for a little stroll in a couple of new buggies on a misty Monday morning this week.
—Melanie Béchard photo
Iowa Stars’ defenceman Mark Fistric took Fort Frances Times Tigers’ forward Hunter Calder out of the play yesterday morning during a scrimmage at the Ice for Kids Arena. The Tigers won the right to skate with the AHL squad after bidding $1,324 at a recent auction in support of the “Just Imagine” campaign for a CT Scanner here. —Alex Cruickshank photo
Andrea Schram, right, along with Aynsley Williams and Matraca and Madeline Adams, worked on rolling snowballs to make snowmen Friday following the Sturgeon Creek School winter carnival. The students enjoyed a pancake breakfast and a number of activities to celebrate the last day of school before the March Break. —Heather Ogilvie photo
Robin McCormick spoke about the importance of everyone finding their talents and making the most of them in an address to women gathered for an International Women’s Day dinner at the Volunteer Bureau last night.
—Melanie Béchard photo
Natural Resources minister David Ramsay pointed to where the new biomass boiler will be located, flanked by Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Ken Boshcoff, left, Michel Maillé, vice-president of commercial printing papers for Abitibi, Herman Pruys, head of the mill council and IAM 771 president, Doug Murray, Northwest regional manager for Abitibi, Fort Frances Coun.
Sisters Abby and Maddie Sanders cruised along the Rocky Inlet trails Saturday morning during the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club’s family fun day. About two dozen parents and children came out to cross-country ski, then afterwards warmed themselves up by having hot chocolate, chili, and hotdogs in the club’s newly-built chalet. —Duane Hicks photo
Mark Pruys, of Pruys Direct Graphics, and Margaret Sedgwick of the Fort Frances Public Library both were pleased with how the new graphic for the library’s van turned out. Pruys did the graphic as an in-kind donation. The graphic highlights the library’s new fundraising campaign, which kicks off March 23. —Melanie Béchard photo
Assistant director Patty McNally, centre, conversed with Isaac Firth (“Fizzy”), left, and Alyssa VanDrunen (“Knuckles”) at Fat Sam’s Club during Donald Young School’s presentation of “Bugsy Malone” last Wednesday. —Heather Ogilvie photo