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First snowstorm

Town employee Larry Bragg shovelled last night's nine cm (three-and-a-half inch) snowfall from the entrance to the Fort Frances Museum. Employees at businesses along Scott Street also were out shovelling their storefronts this morning. The first snowfall of the season has come earlier than usual and hopefully is not here to stay.

Life-saving equipment

Angela Dokuchie, left, Kyson Dobransky, and Jayden Perreault learned from Capt. Rob Dokuchie and volunteer firefighter Real De Gagne of the Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service how the new cutters and spreaders recently acquired by the fire department are used to extricate people from vehicles during Fire Safety Day on Saturday at Canadian Tire.

'Latch mob'

Meghan Spooner, front row left, with son, Leander, and Susan Crans and daughter, Abbi, and son, Justus, were joined by Debra Ross, back row left, with daughter, Hadley, Chantel Gallagher with son, Declan, and Bryanna Taylor with son, Fredrick, on Thursday to mark “World Breastfeeding Week" at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

Mayoral forum

Ken Perry weighed in on a series of questions posed to him by mediator Cathy Emes as fellow mayoral candidate June Caul awaited her turn to respond night during a candidates' forum last Tuesday night at the Townshend Theatre. Hosted by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, the event also was an opportunity for candidates running for council to introduce themselves and outline their platforms.

Rickford opening

Local MPP Greg Rickford held a cake-cutting ceremony yesterday at his new constituency office located at 276 Scott St. to celebrate its grand opening. The office hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Running room

Muskie running back Brett Allan busted his way up the field for a big gain during the fourth quarter of his squad's 17-7 win over the Maples Marauders in WHSFL action Thursday afternoon at Fort High. Allan rambled for 91 yards on 11 carries to help lead the Muskies (4-1) to their fourth-straight win.

Stuffed at line

Maples Marauders' quarterback Harper Brown ran straight into the clutches of several Muskies—and had nowhere to go but down to the ground—during the fourth quarter of the black-and-gold's 17-7 win Thursday afternoon in WHSFL action at Fort High. The Muskies' defence held Maples to just one touchdown in another impressive performance.