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Carrying 'patient'

Grade 10 student Colin Angus volunteered to be strapped to a backboard by paramedic supervisor Ed Carlson, left, and paramedic Doug Rydell on Friday as part of a demonstration of what it’s like to be rescued from a vehicle crash.

‘A Christmas Carol’

Heather McLeod, co-host of Voyage North on CBC Radio, read the fifth stave of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Knox United Church here Sunday. The dramatic presentation, hosted by CBC Radio and the Voyageur Lions Club, also featured performances by the Borderland Choral Bells and the Knox United Church choir.

Christmas treat

Bethany Sinninghe created an edible Christmas tree out an ice cream cone and other goodies at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday. The museum hosted a Christmas open house, where patrons also could listen to the Borderland Community Orchestra Ensemble and enjoy refreshments.

Winning float

Members and staff of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s STEP Centre program put a lot of hard work into making this “Frosty the Snowman” float for the 50th-annual “Parade of Lights” on Saturday. They were awarded the first-place prize for best decorated float.

Crowded crease

David Moen (33) hit the ice to take away any scoring chances from the Dryden Eagles on Friday night. Moen let in two goals – his highest mark in league play on the season – and was tested infrequently in his first match against the Eagles, giving up a couple of big rebounds on the Eagles’ breaks which were quickly shoveled away by his defence.

Baby contest

Cheryl Curtis, owner of Meyer’s Clothing in Emo, held up the Beautiful Baby Contest pictures in preparation for “Holly Daze” this Friday and Saturday.

Sweet sounds

Members of the Emo Centennial Choir rehearsed a number of songs last night in preparation for their ninth-annual Christmas concert—“Rejoice! Christ is Born!”—which will be held this Friday (Nov. 30) at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo in conjunction with “Holly Daze” celebrations. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. following the parade and fireworks.

Christmas theatre

Local youth were enthralled by DuffleBag Theatre’s rendition of “A Christmas Carol” last night at Townshend Theatre, as part of the Kids & Co. series. The cast of four—including a healthy dose of audience participation—filled the tale with colourful characters, such as Jacob Marley, left, and the omnipresent narrator.

Holiday tunes

Kirsten Stinson, left, Carol Belanger, Andrew Szell, and Sam Harkus were among the members of the Borderland Community Orchestra Ensemble who played Christmas tunes during an open house at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday. Refreshments were served, and kids could do crafts like building an edible Christmas tree.

North Pole visitors

Santa and Mrs. Claus waved from their sleigh Saturday evening as the 50th-annual “Parade of Lights,” organized by the local Business Improvement Association, drew to a close. Despite a chilly wind, residents lined Scott Street to see the parade. Prize-winning floats included those from the Canadian Mental Health Association (first place), Pinewood Sports and Marine (second), and St.