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Gamers’ paradise

John Racioppi showed off just some of the “toys” customers will get to use once Global Gaming (256 Scott St.) opens its doors. The new business, which Racioppi aims to have open two weeks from today, will have a multitude of console video games, including XBox 360s, Playstation 3s, and Nintendo Wiis, for customers to play. There’s also an indoor virtual golf simulator and an Internet café.

New Year's Baby

Evan Hawk posed for pictures with her newborn son, as yet unnamed, at La Verendrye Hospital this morning. The strapping baby boy was born Jan. 2 and weighed in at nine pounds, two oz. Local businesses presented Hawk and her son with various gifts, including teddy bears and flowers.

—Alex Cruickshank Photo

Playing hard

Ethan Jordbro, 14, looked on as Jillian Gustafson, 11, lunged for a shot during play at the Sunset Country Squash Club’s annual junior tournament last Thursday at the Memorial Sports Complex. Gustafson beat Jordbro in five sets to capture the ‘C’ division title. Anniss Seid won the ‘A’ division while Anika Alexander took home the ‘B’ crown. —Alex Cruickshank photo

Sliding howls

Troy Woolsey and his nephew, Adam George, enjoyed a day of tobogganing down the side of the overpass here last Thursday. The hill was packed with kids of all ages enjoying the holiday break. —Alex Cruickshank photo

Sliding fun

The Lions Park in Emo was full of people sliding on Friday afternoon, as both youth and adults took advantage of the snow-covered hill. Here, Megan Middel of Chicago was all smiles as she took her turn.

—Heather Ogilvie photos

Museum work

Museum curator Pam Hawley looked over her plans for the placement of new cupboards in the upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum. The upper level is nearly complete, and is not only more spacious for the new exhibit that will be installed there, but sports refurbished hardwood floors, track lighting and a contemporary colour scheme.

Patriotic plunge

Lorne Gill showed his patriotism Monday before jumping into the icy waters of Rainy Lake at the Voyageur Lions Club’s annual “Polar Plunge” behind La Place Rendez-Vous. Gill won a prize for best costume and was the event’s top fundraiser ever, with $3,522.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Making a splash

Katie Black made a splash as she hit the water during the Voyageur Lions Club’s annual “Polar Plunge” yesterday. Black is a member of the Fort Frances High School Leo Club, a youth division of the Lions Club. —Melanie Béchard photo

Hockey plunge

Jay Desrosiers joyfully leaped into Rainy Lake in some hockey gear yesterday afternoon during the Voyageur Lions Club’s annual “Polar Plunge” behind La Place Rendez-Vous. Desrosiers and co-worker Jenni Condon both represented B•93 FM at the event.

—Melanie Béchard photo