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Candlelight service

Sheila McMahon, executive director of the United Native Friends Centre, foreground, and Brandis Oliver, also of the UNFC, attended a candlelight vigil at Knox United Church on Friday evening to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Fundraiser kick-off

Blaire Cross, left, and her sister, Piper, checked out the ornaments on a Christmas tree that was part of the silent auction at Knox United Church’s community dinner Saturday evening. It was a kick-off event for the church’s fundraising campaign to make the building handi-cap accessibile. With more than 100 people in attendance, about $5,000 was raised.

Classy glass

Glasswork made by Margaret Sedgwick is the newest craftwork on display at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Examples of her work will be showcased through December.

Historic agreement

Bill Leonard, executive director of Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services, and Laurie Rose, executive director of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services, shook hands this morning at La Place Rendez-Vous while their respective board chairs Bob McGreevy, left, and Garry Windigo looked on.

Angel tree

Mary Fehr checked out one of the “angel” tags on Kenora & Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services’ “Adopt-an-Angel” tree at The Bargain Shop here. For an 11th year, district residents are asked to purchase gifts for local children who may not receive many presents this holiday season. Angel trees also are located at Walmart and at Tompkins’ Hardware in Emo.

On target

It wasn’t the shot that launched a thousand ships—more like several dozen stuffed toys. This first-period marker by Hailey Clendenning against Falls Broncos’ goalie Keanna Carlson on Tuesday night allowed fans to throw their furry companions onto the ice as part of the team’s annual “Teddy Bear Toss” to help the local Salvation Army.

Holiday harmonies

Rainycrest residents were treated to a sneak preview of this year’s Christmas cantata on Sunday. The cantata, once again being directed by Diane Maxey, will be held this Sunday (Dec. 8) at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken at the door. An encore performance of the cantata then is slated for Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.

Rarin’ to go

These sled dogs were all ready to take Marla Knutsen and her son, Allister, and daughter, Noelle, on a quick trip around the mill parking lot across from the Times on Saturday during the “Festival of Frost.” Burton Penner of Borealis Dogsled Adventures was a popular draw, with a steady stream of people dropping by to see the dogs and maybe take a ride. See more photos A5.

Open net

Canadians’ forward Connor Botsford one-timed this shot past lunging Emo Cowboys’ goalie Cam Croswell and an unidentified defenceman for the insurance goal in a 5-3 victory in the final of the seventh-annual Gus Lindberg Memorial tournament here Sunday.