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Winter cheer

Fort Frances Jr. Sabres’ forward Kyle Turgeon (front) and teammate Chris Sinclair spread some winter cheer to customers at the Royal Bank of Canada on Scott Street yesterday. The volunteerism was part of the team’s ongoing efforts to make a positive impact in the local community.

Atikokan champs

Members of the Atikokan Voyageurs and Fort Frances’ Kaemingh Esso battled in the final of an Atom ‘A’ tournament at the Ice for Kids Arena on Sunday. The Voyageurs, who don’t have an Atom ‘AA’ program, took the crown with an 8-0 shoutout after advancing to the final thanks to earlier wins over the MEC Bulldogs (6-0), the Emo Hawks (10-2), Emo Canucks (6-1), and Current River Comets (12-0).

Hokey Pokey!

Border Skating Club coach Penny McComb lightened the mood by leading Greta Fedoruk, Rachel McCoy, Raymond Calder, and all the other young skaters in the “Hokey Pokey” at the end of their practice session last Thursday evening at the Memorial Sports Centre.

New sign

The Fort Frances Curling Club has a new sign in preparation for the influx of elite curlers and spectators coming to town for the provincial men’s playdowns Feb. 10-14. The winner advances to the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary in March.

Exam time

Students were put to the test this morning as first-semester exams continue at Fort Frances High School. Exams will wrap up Thursday, with students enjoying a P.D. Day on Friday before starting the second semester on Monday.

Long lunge

It was a tight game between a shorthanded Muskie team (due to exams) and La Place Rendez-Vous in local men’s basketball league action last night at Fort High, with the Vous coming out on top by a score of 77-68. Dominos beat Taggs 81-62 in the other game.

Every penny counts!

Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the local Alzheimer Society, accepted a pound of pennies from Al Robertson on Saturday morning during the annual “Penny for Your Thoughts” weigh-in at Canadian Tire. The fundraiser ran Friday and Saturday, seeing a total of 426 pounds donated—more than double last year’s total of 181 pounds.

World record attempt

Local children’s librarian Andrea Avis read one of the five Robert Munsch books to a group of children on Friday afternoon during the Canada-wide attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Most Children Reading With an Adult, Multiple Locations.” Altogether, 18 children participated at the Fort Frances Public Library, and 32 people in total.