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New signs

New street sign posts started appearing around Fort Frances last month—and now the new street signs themselves have been going up this week. The series of blue signs tie into Phase II of the Heritage Tourism Project, which also included the re-location of the Hallett and lookout tower to the riverfront near the Sorting Gap Marina.

On Santa’s knee

Ten-month-old Erick Burns seemed to enjoy visiting with jolly St. Nick during the annual “Cookies and Cocoa with Santa” event Saturday at the Fort Frances Museum. Children not only were able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus but also took part in stringing popcorn, decorating treats, and playing games to get into the Christmas spirit.

In remembrance

Heidi Parr, with the United Native Friendship Centre, lit four candles during the vigil held Sunday afternoon at Knox United Church to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Sitting with Santa

Brealyn Richards enjoyed having her picture taken with Santa at the Emo Legion on Saturday. For only $2 or a donation to the food bank, children lined up to have their picture taken and to let St. Nick know what they want for Christmas.

Canadians action

Fort Frances Canadian Dylan Grinsell broke into the Shattuck-St. Mary’s zone Sunday morning during the third game of a weekend series between the two teams. The Canadians lost all three tilts but coach David Egan was encouraged his team made strides against the Faribault, Mn.-based prep school. See story inside.

Festive lights

Check out at any neighbourhood in town and it’s clear from looking at the displays of festive lights, like the eye-catching one at this Portage Avenue home, that Christmas is just over two weeks away.

Reindeer songs

Decked out in reindeer antlers, children and parents attending the Fort Frances Public Library’s Family Storytime yesterday evening sang Christmas carols with the help of singer-guitarist John Reader. The holiday-themed evening is part of the lead-up to the library’s big “Old-Fashioned Family Christmas Storytime” slated for Monday, Dec.

Visiting with Santa

Seven-month-old Duncan Hill visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the annual “Cookies and Cocoa with Santa” event Saturday at the Fort Frances Museum. Children not only were able to visit with the jolly couple, but also enjoyed stringing popcorn, decorating treats, and playing games to get into the Christmas spirit.

Candlelight vigil

Rochelle Bird, with the United Native Friendship Centre, spoke about the “Sisters In Spirit” initiative, and the number of aboriginal women who have gone missing across the country, during the candlelight vigil held yesterday afternoon at Knox United Church to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.