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Trapping demo

District trapper Ken Wilson demonstrated how to skin a martin yesterday at the Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal “Head Start” program. Children there got to learn about trapping as well as touch animal pelts, including a weasel and a wolf.

Jump ball

Kristen Setala of the Hammarskjold Vikings found herself the centre of attention as the Muskie quartet of Cassandra Moffitt, left, Keira Kowalski, Maisie Fichuk, and Jenny Hammond tried to strip her of the ball during Game 2 on Saturday morning.

Beatlemania lives!

Members of “Day Tripper” performed a song from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper-era last night during a “Tour de Fort” performance at the Townshend Theatre. The Montreal-based Beatles’ tribute band served up all of the excitement of “Beatlemania” to a packed house—complete with spot-on costumes and vintage instruments for each era.

CMHA calendar

Christina Hahkala, left, with the Canadian Mental Health Association here, gave Sarah Olson one of the 2014 Mental Health and Awareness Calendars yesterday at Safeway. The free calendars include information about all the CMHA’s many programs, with each month providing not only a pleasant photo to admire but a positive message to promote mental health.

Crease battle

Skai McLean of the Assiniboine Park Rangers (Winnipeg) and Cole Krassey of the Fort Frances Canadians battled in front of Canadians’ goalie Matt Booth at the Ice For Kids Arena yesterday. The Rangers prevailed 4-2 to capture the bronze medal at the 49th-annual Canadians Bantam ‘AA’ tournament, with the home squad settling for fourth place.

Christmas tea

Linda Sletmoen, left, and June Anderson enjoyed tea Saturday afternoon during the “Winter Wonderland” at St. John’s Anglican Church. The event, which was lavishly decorated by Pattie Anderson and Karen Sockolotuk, featured tea, hot chocolate, fancy sandwiches, and dainties, as well as goods for sale.

NWOSSAA action

Muskie Sierra Cousineau was in no mood for sharing with Rachel Stoot (23) of Hammarskjold during the fourth quarter of the Vikings’ 45-10 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-three NWOSSAA senior girls’ basketball championship here Friday afternoon. The Vikings swept the series with a 57-15 triumph Saturday morning.

Three for tea

Janice Haugo, her mother, Connie, and Patty Christian socialized yesterday during the C.W.L.’s annual Christmas bazaar. Held at St. Mary’s Church, the event was bustling with people who came out for tea, coffee, dainties, and to peruse the baked goods and crafts for sale.

Holiday shoppers

Emma Collier, shopping with her big sister, Kalysa, and mom, Clara, couldn’t resist the colourful items for sale Saturday morning at the “Christmas Store” at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market. Now going for 23 years, the seasonal business features a myriad of gifts ideas and decorations daily until Dec. 24.

‘Fine’ tree

Jean Richards, left, of the Fine Line Art Gallery, and Samantha Manty of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce showed off the Christmas tree the gallery has decorated and donated to the “Festival of Trees” fundraiser. Organizers would like more people to sign up to to so, with the silent auction taking place at the Fine Line from Nov. 25-30. For more info, call Manty at 274-5773.