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Closing the door

Kenora Houseboat Adventures goalie Braden Seniw made a save during the ‘A’ final of the local 12-team Bantam ‘A’ tournament yesterday. Kenora scored two goals late in the third period for a 2-1 comeback win over the Fort Frances Wal-Mart Thrashers.

Bundled up

Nicole Cain braved the cold weather on Friday, bundling up during her morning walk in Fort Frances. The cold snap is expected to last for the next several days as district residents battle temperatures dropping close to minus-30 (22 below). —Heather Ogilvie photo

Heavy load

Grade 8 teacher Jody Bonner-Vickers got to try on a Kevlar jacket, tack vest, and rucksac during a visit by members of the Canadian Armed Forces at J.W. Walker School this morning. Here, Lt Meredith helped Bonner-Vickers maintain her balance with the heavy load. Students also were given the chance to ask questions of the soldiers, who had returned from Afghanistan this summer.

Charging the net

International Falls JV Broncos’ goalie Mike Hart stopped Fort Frances Canadians’ forward Steven Beck’s shot Monday night during an exhibition game over at Bronco Arena. The Canadians built an early lead and then held on for the 5-3 win. —Alex Cruickshank photo

Frolicking follies

The famous VALA Follies rehearsed a country number at the Townshend Theatre on Saturday for their performance “Las Vegas Legends,” which goes there Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are available at Betty’s here. —Heather Ogilvie photo

New digs

Cora Chojko-Bolec, a health educator with the Northwestern Health Unit in Emo, put out pamphlets at their new office at 76 Front St. The new location offers a waiting room, a reception desk, and more working space for the four employees. While the office is now open, an open house is being scheduled for later this month. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Raising awareness

Mayor Roy Avis, left, and Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the Alzheimer Society of the Kenora-Rainy River District, held up the flag in front of the Civic Centre yesterday to kick off January as “Alzheimer Awareness Month” in Fort Frances.

Driver’s seat

Sitting in his comfy recliner, John Racioppi took a brief break from renovating to get in a quick game of “Project Gotham Racing 3” on the XBox 360 last Thursday at Global Gaming (256 Scott St.) The new business, which Racioppi aims to have open by Jan. 19, will have a multitude of console video games, including XBox 360s, Playstation 3s, and Nintendo Wiis, for customers to play.

Outdoor skating

Jillian Armstrong, left, and her sister, Jessie, took advantage of the smooth ice at the outdoor rink in Emo after school yesterday. Located at the tennis courts near Lions Park, the rink is a popular spot—when Mother Nature co-operates. -Heather Ogilvie

Practice makes perfect

The famous VALA Follies were on stage in their colourful costumes at the Townshend Theatre on Saturday rehearsing for their annual performance, this year entitled “Las Vegas Legends.” The production goes Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Betty’s in Fort Frances.

—Heather Ogilvie photo