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Poly sample

Senior water treatment plant operator Randy White showed St. Francis students a sample of polyelectrolyte during their tour of the town's water treatment plant Thursday. He explained that the thick and sticky chemical is added to water to help remove suspended solids and make it more clear.

Awareness march

Close to 30 people marched through town carrying signs for Weechi-it-te-win's “Domestic Violence Awareness Walk" held Thursday morning. Some of the signs read "Love Shouldn't Hurt," "The Silence Surrounding Abuse Must Be Broken," and "Choose To Be Kind.”

Never forgotten

Elaine Medicine read through the names of veterans from area First Nations listed on the honour wall that is part of the new exhibit, “Indigenous Veterans of Treaty No. 3,” during its opening reception Thursday at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre.

Causeway cake

John and Cindy Homer cut into the celebration cake during the official launch party that was held Nov. 3 at Flint House to celebrate his new ownership of Causeway Insurance. About 75 people came out to join in the festivities.

Treaty week

Local lawyer Clint Calder visited St. Francis School on Thursday for “Treaty Recognition Week,” in which he spoke to students about the history of Treaty #3, why it's important, and how indigenous people have been affected. Other schools in the district heard similar presentations.

Revue trio

Fort High students Maya Davis, Erica Lemelin, and Mira Donaldson provided some reggae energy to the “Shade of Yellow and Sunshine"-themed fall musical revue that ran from Nov. 8-10 when they sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. The three performances provided attendees with a two-hour break from the cold as the students performed warm and happy summertime tunes.

Iconic rockers

Multi-instrumentalist Dave Genn of the iconic Canadian rock band, 54•40 played a guitar solo during a number Sunday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The show, entitled “Unplugged: Songs Stories," featured all of 54•40's hits reimagined and was the second in the 2018-19 "Tour de Fort" passport season.

Exhibit drummers

Daniel Friday, left, Charles Friday, and Jeremy Jordan of Seine River First Nation opened last Thursday's reception with a drum song. Several men and women who attended the opening were relatives of local veteran Buddy Friday, who went overseas to fight in WWII at just 17 years of age.