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IP Jamboree

Peyton Cousineau of the Fort Frances Black IP team made his way past a defender from the International Falls White team at the Ice For Kids Arena during the FFMHA’s annual IP Jamboree on Saturday. The event featured 14 teams, with five coming from here.

Chamber meeting

Fort Frances Chamber manager Annely Armstrong, left, Chamber president Mark Caron, and BIA chair Doug Anderson helmed a meeting to brainstorm ideas to revitalize Borderland last night at La Place Rendez-Vous. About 40 people attended, including several representatives from International Falls.

Trip winner

Rev. Barb Miller, of Knox United Church, pulled the winning ticket this morning at International Travel Services for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club’s “Trip of the Month” draw as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. The winner of a trip to Bermuda, valued at $4,500, was Betty Lou Nordin of Rainy River. Next month’s draw is for a trip to Cuba, worth $3,100.

Peeking around

Fort Frances Lakers’ goalie Jameson Shortreed had to peek around teammates Patrick Sofer and John Dora to see an incoming point shot during practice this morning at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers, who have won nine-straight games and clinched second place in the SIJHL standings, are back in action tomorrow night when they’ll host the Dryden Ice Dogs.

Pink shirts

Grade 4 students at St. Francis School wore pink shirts yesterday as part of “Pink Shirt Day” in support of anti-bullying. People also are encouraged to wear pink on April 10 for the “Day of Pink”—the international day against bullying and discrimination in schools and communities.

New officers

Carla Basaraba, right, vice-president of the local Kiwanis Club, shook the hand of Maggie LeMesurier, who was named president of the Fort Frances Builders Club during its installation of officers yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre. Other officers include Kaitlyn Bruyere (treasurer), left, Heidi Putzer (secretary), and Shelby King (vice president).

Opening win

Muskie blueliner Sarah Milling looked for a teammate to pass the puck to during the third period of her team’s 1-0 win last night over the visiting Kenora Broncos in the opener of the NorWOSSA girls’ hockey final.

Band rehearsal

Jewel Kozik, right, Tanner Bell, Jill Bobczynski, and Shailyn Loyie rehearsed a number along with the rest of the Fort Frances High School senior band Monday night in preparation for their trip to Cuba next month. The 56-member band will depart in the wee hours of March 11 and return March 18.

Getting ready

Ken Manty used a snowblower to direct snow into a 8’x8’x8’ box in order to form a cube of snow yesterday afternoon at the field by the old Huffman School. He and his brother, Don, were doing this in anticipation of the snow sculpture contest to be held there March 5-10. Use of the snowblowers was donated by Webb’s Power Shack.

New location

Misty River Alternatives, the health food and supplement store in Emo, has relocated from its Front Street store to the former Hair and Body Care Shoppe on Highway 11/71 at the west end of the village. Owners Mary and Naomi Martin will be carrying a number of new products so be sure to stop in at their new location.