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Hot potato

Hank the chef got some help from audience member Andrew in tossing around some not-so-hot potatoes during the Kids & Company performance “Cake and I Scream” at the Townshend Theatre last night. The show featured Hank and Shirley as two employees trying to spice things up for their failing restaurant.

‘Going once, going twice’

Gerry Jolicoeur got the crowd bidding during the live auction at the “Community Chest” fundraiser dinner at La Place Rendez-Vous last night. About 250 attended the sold-out dinner to raise money for the local charity that helps families in the midst of a health crisis. The event raised $20,600 through tickets, a live and silent auction, raffle, and penny table.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Spikers

Senior Muskie girls’ volleyball player Alyssa Holliday fired a ball over the block of a pair of Eagles during the gold medal game at the NorWOSSA court sports championships yesterday in Dryden. The senior girls lost to Dryden in the final and took home the silver medal.

‘What’s New, Pussycat?’

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Daylin James turned up the heat at the Townshend Theatre last night during “Love Me Tonight”—a tribute to Tom Jones. The concert, which drew about 250 people, was a fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. James will be back on October for “Bits of Broadway,” a fundraiser for the local skate park. —Duane Hicks photo

Valentine’s fun

Naudia Traubenik, right, passed the “red heart” to Joshua Ward yesterday during a Valentine’s Day game at the Fort Frances Day Care. The toddler group, as well as other classes, celebrated the special day with treats and activities.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Perfect season

Scott Gurski, a member of the Muskie senior boys’ basketball team, beat this Dryden Eagle defender off the dribble during action yesterday at Fort High. The seniors trounced the Eagles 42-26 to finish the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. Meanwhile, the Muskie junior boys won 58-32 to wrap up first place with a 7-1 record.

VALA diva

Times reporter Heather Ogilvie took the stage as Judy Garland and sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the sold-out crowd Saturday during the third-annual VALA Variety Show at the Townshend Theatre.

—Melanie Béchard photo

On strike

Local CN conductors, with the support of some of their engineer co-workers, picketed at Central Avenue on Monday afternoon. About 2,300 United Transportation Union members across Canada walked off the job as of midnight Saturday after contract talks between the union and CN broke down Friday.

Bird’s-eye view

Members of a surveying crew took a look at the view from a helicopter yesterday on their way to conduct surveys on land claimed by Rainy River First Nations back in May, 2005. About 14,000 acres of land will be marked near Sphene Lake, Pipestone Lake (Gates Ajar), and the Lake of the Woods/Morson area.