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2007 Images

Land claim surveying

A crew of surveyors loaded up a helicopter this morning outside La Place Rendez-Vous on their way to conduct surveys on land claimed by Rainy River First Nation 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. The project will take about 60 days to complete.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Face Off

The Pinewood Blades faced Doug Kitowski Trucking in the all-Fort Frances Bantam ‘B’ final of the annual girls’ hockey tournament at the ’52 Canadians Arena yesterday afternoon. Pinewood won 2-1 in overtime.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Vala Follies

Country hoedown

VALA Girls “Toots,” left, “Kitty,” “Elena,” and “Lolita” (a.k.a. Elaine Sande, Myrna Kraynyk-Cooper, Leslie Danielson, and Dolores Beach), kicked up their heels in a performance of “Hey, Good Looking” during the third-annual VALA variety show at the Townshend Theatre on Saturday. The event was a fundraiser for the Valley Adult Learning Association.

Sweet tooth

Sue Danku and her children Evan, five, and Anya, two, had a look at some of the sweet treats available at Friends of the Library’s annual bake sale this morning. Friends of the Library and other community volunteers donated oodles of treats for the sale. The event is also the kick-off to this year’s membership drive.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Sign of spring

Debbie Bazylewski of the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau showed off some of the crocuses which will be on sale there until Feb. 16. Proceeds from the flower sales are going to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. —Duane Hicks photo

Relay swim

Caitlin Sande did her part to help the Fort Frances Aquanauts relay team, also comprised of Serena Stromberg, Kaela Lowey, and Jillian Gustafson, earn a second-place finish in the girls’ 11-12 200m freestyle relay event Saturday during the annual Groundhog Invitational swim meet here. —Melanie Béchard photo

‘Stick ’em up!’

Maxwell Williams, left, and Wyatt Vanderaa had their “guns” drawn during a rehearsal of the Donald Young School production of “Bugsy Malone” on Thursday. The guns actually will be “splurge” guns, or silly string. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Parting words

After performing the last surgery of his 38-year career last Wednesday, Dr. Jas Spencer was greeted in the cafeteria at La Verendrye Hospital with a small staff celebration. Here, he shared a few words about the importance of enjoying one’s occupation and teamwork among hospital staff. Dr.