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Dropping the puck

Tim Sharp of the Fort Frances ‘AA’ Canadians battled to win a draw against Wayzata in the final of the second-annual Gus Lindberg Memorial Midget ‘AA’ tournament at the Ice for Kids Arena yesterday. The Canadians fell 3-2 to the visitors to finish in second place.

Oh, so close!

Local resident Jim Fowler and Barb Stainke, owner of the Bonnie Blue here, showed off their $2,233 windfall from Wednesday night’s Lotto 6/49 draw. But it could have been much more as the two, alongside 14 others who go in on the group ticket together, were just one number off winning the estimated $16-million jackpot.

Puck battle

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ forward Logan McDonell worked to get past Kevin Tomalty of the Dryden Ice Dogs during last night’s SIJHL action at the Ice for Kids Arena here. McDonell scored a goal to help the hosts earn a 7-2 victory.

Fan favourite

Arlene Byrnes shared a moment of camaraderie with singer-songwriter David Francey after his performance during Tuesday night’s “tour de Fort” concert at the Townshend Theatre. Francey, winner of three Juno Awards, was accompanied by fellow singer/songwriter Craig Werth. Francey’s songs told of his adventures of life and love; each one introduced with a wonderful story.

‘Sisters of Rethymnon’

Brenda Jones admired “Sisters of Rethymnon,” one of the dozens of works that were unveiled during the opening of local artist Connie Cuthbertson’s new exhibit, “‘The Awakening’—Memories of Greece,” yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Museum. The reception saw about 120 people stop by. Inspired by a trip to Greece this spring, the exhibit marks a new chapter in Cuthbertson’s art career.

Special visitor

Talented performer and humanitarian Tom Jackson kicked off last night’s “Singing for Supper” concert at the Couchiching multi-use facility with an inspirational speech. The evening of music also featured performances by Amanda Stott and Beverly Mahood, with proceeds to go to the United Native Friendship Centre here.

Courtyard project

To complete the courtyard project at Rainy River High School, the RRHS council needs to raise money to help cover the estimated $11,000-$13,000 total cost. Local businesses have agreed to host these “Buckets of Cash” collection tins to help gather donations.

’Tis the season

Eileen Bragg, left, June Kowalchuk, and Sadie Kowalchuk were able to dig into some festive cookies, Jell-O, and tea at the St. John’s Anglican Church Guild’s Christmas tea and bake sale on Saturday afternoon. A long line had formed before the doors even opened—and it was standing room only at some points.