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Alzheimer awareness

Mayor Roy Avis and municipal planner Faye Flatt, who also is a board member with the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, unfurled the Alzheimer Society flag in preparation for it to be raised in front of the Civic Centre. January is “Alzheimer Awareness Month” in the Town of Fort Frances. Alzheimer Society events this month include the “Penny for Your Thoughts” weigh-in Jan.

Renovation time

Major renovations and an expansion are taking place at Tompkins Home Hardware in Emo over the next several weeks. Although shelves are being moved and products relocated, the store remains open. If you are looking for something specific, just ask any of the staff.

Winter dump

Like so many other Borderland residents, Murray Beninger spent his afternoon Sunday clearing snow from his Front Street residence. The area received a dump of more than 25 cm (10 inches) of the white stuff on Saturday to go on top of an already heavy accumulation of snow so far this winter. Unfortunately, there’s a 50 percent chance we’ll get more snow this Friday.

New Year’s baby

Little Natalie Paige Seguin was the first baby born in Rainy River District for 2009. Originally due on New Year’s Eve, she was born at La Verendrye Hospital at 12:23 a.m. on Jan. 1 weighing in at seven pounds, 12 oz. Proud parents are her mom, Katie, and dad, Tom, of Pinewood, and she is a baby sister to Leah.

Post-holiday conditioning

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ defenceman Mario Boivin, foreground, and the rest of his teammates were put through a hard skating and conditioning practice at the Ice for Kids Arena this morning in preparation for the second half of the SIJHL season, which kicks off for them this Friday and Saturday on the road against the first-place Fort William North Stars.

Smokin’ away

Smoke was seen billowing from the new biomass boiler here Friday though there’s been no official word from mill management whether the $84.3-million project is fully operational yet.

Winter wonderland?

Under the watchful eye of his “supervisor” and grandson, Trey Beninger (not pictured), Murray Beninger Sr. spent his afternoon yesterday clearing snow from his Front Street residence. Borderland received a dump of more than 25 cm (over nine inches) of the white stuff over the weekend to go on top of an already heavy accumulation of snow so far this winter.