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2018 Images

Squaring up shot

Team Canada's Keighan Gerrie (Thunder Bay North Stars) looked to square up a shot towards the Team U.S.A. net while defenceman Jake Eischen (Thief River Falls Norskies) tried to get his stick in the shooting lane during his squad's 8-6 loss in the SIJHL's annual all-star game last Wednesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena here. Gerrie notched an assist in a losing cause.

Skating fast

Team Canada's Cameron Coutre (Dryden GM Ice Dogs) skated with power and grace as he was deemed the fastest skater with a time of 13.57 seconds while Chase Robideau (Fort Frances Lakers) of Team U.S.A. looked to skillfully weave his way around a pylon during the puck relay event of the skills competition held as part of the SIJHL's all-star festivities here last Wednesday night.

Beating defender

Team Canada's Brett Piper (Thief River Falls Norskies) skated his way around Team U.S.A. defenceman Zach Ross (Norskies) and looked to get a scoring chance during his squad's 8-6 loss in the SIJHL's annual all-star game last Wednesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena here.

Taking the oath

Coun. Michael Behan made his declaration of elected office while being sworn in by Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell yesterday evening at the Civic Centre during the inaugural meeting of Fort Frances council for the 2018-22 term. The new council will have its first true meeting next Monday evening, at which time it will hear public input on the 2019 budget.

'Spirit' bid

Susan Sieders put in a bid on Kangas' Glasswork at the “Spirit of Christmas” silent auction held yesterday afternoon at the Copper River Inn. The silent auction featured close to 200 items, all of which were donated to help raise money for the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary.

Riding in style

Santa and Mrs. Claus waved from high atop their fancy new float late yesterday afternoon during the annual Christmas parade in downtown Fort Frances. The stylish new ride, courtesy of TD Canada Trust and the Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances, was among the 26 entries in the parade.

Christmas celebrity

Bristol Moen was all smiles as she posed for a photo with Santa Claus late yesterday morning at the Rainy Lake Square. About 100 children dropped by to meet the jolly old elf, get their photo taken by Travis Glowasky of Studio Gibbous, and enjoy hot chocolate compliments of Tim Hortons here.

Trip draw

Steve Gushulak of Fort Frances General Supply, left, and Kiwanian Robin Wright read out the winner of the “Trip of the Month” draw for December this morning at International Travel Services here. Chief Will Windigo of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation won a trip to Dublin, Ireland valued at $4,500. Next month's trip is to France ($4,500).

Up for bid

A handful of items donated for the “Spirit of Christmas” currently are on display at the La Verendrye General Hospital tuck shop. The hospital auxiliary's silent auction fundraiser, to be held this Sunday (Dec. 2) starting at 2 p.m. in the Copper River Inn ballroom, will feature a wide array of arts and crafts, handcrafted holiday decorations, and gift ideas.