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2011 Images

RL Team

Wearing Level B hazardous material suits and self-contained breathing apparatus, Fort Frances Fire Chief Frank Sheppard, left, firefighter Rob Dokuchie, and OPP Cst. Darren Daniew headed into the vacant Rainy Lake Hotel yesterday morning as volunteer firefighter Gavin Payne, background, manned the door.

Official unveiling

Harvey Revus, Cameron Cawston, Julia Cawston, Kennedi Handberg, Jada Eide, local artist Lindsay Hamilton, and Emma Smith proudly showed off the mural they created as part of a summer art program run through Confederation College, which was officially unveiled yesterday evening at the ‘52 Canadians Arena.

Learning to hook

Tanner Bell helped Sara Gerber learn some rug-hooking techniques during a “Best Buddies” activity at Fort Frances High School yesterday. The program, which began there last month, brings together people with and without disabilities by giving them opportunities to get to know one another. The rug-hooking project—“What Hooks You Here?”—also was used as an art lesson throughout the day.

Winning window

This window, painted by the Jeanette Easton family, was the winner of the Fort Frances Public Library’s Hallowe’en window-painting contest in the children’s department, A total of seven windows were painted and 122 library patrons cast votes, with Darla Solomon winning the draw prize.

Candy, please!

Loot bags in hand, twins Jocelyn and Janelle Allan were busy pounding the pavement Monday evening for some trick-or-treating, including a stop at the annual “Backyard Haunt” at Tess’s Kitchen on Scott Street.

Witch guide

A solemn witch (Joyce McCormick) beckoned those who came through the graveyard at this year’s “Backyard Haunt” to come meet her monster, Igor. Organized once again this year by Tess and Robert Coish, the free event saw a large number of people of all ages come out for a fright on Hallowe’en night.

'Bikes for Humanity'

Val Calder and Pat Ash showed some of the 60-plus bicycles collected in the Fort Frances area that are being donated to the “Bicycles for Humanity.” The unwanted bikes­­­—alongside others from throughout the district—next will be heading to Thunder Bay, where they will be fixed up and shipped to a community in Africa.

Denying shot

Junior Muskie Keira Lindgren made sure Karlie Long of St. Pat’s was unable to get a shot off during the black-and-gold’s 28-9 win Saturday morning during their home tournament. Fort High finished the round-robin affair with a 1-2 record after opening the round-robin event with losses to St. Ignatius and Rainy River on Friday.

Trip draw

Josh Baxter, right, a new consultant with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. here, pulled out the winning ticket this morning at International Travel Services for the Kiwanis Club’s “Trip of the Month” draw as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. The winner of a trip to Punta Cana, valued at $4,000, was Debby Svoboda of Fort Frances. Next month’s draw is for a trip to Belize, worth $5,000.