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2018 Images

Owl pride

The Fort Frances Enhanced Hearing Centre was decked out in blue and gold to show its support for the Rainy River High School Owls at last week's OFSAA curling championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Audiologist Jackie McCormick not only was an Owl herself but remains an competitive curler to this day, claiming silver at the world mixed curling championships back in October.

Watching shot

Muskie boys' skip Chris Silver looked on hopefully as teammates Owen Riches and Jason Bazylewski went hard on their brooms to get his stone down the ice during Fort High's 11-4 loss to Aldershot HS at the OFSAA curling championships last Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. But the black-and-gold rebounded with seven-straight wins en route to capturing the gold medal.

'Fall Splendour'

Local artist Cher Pruys' painting, “Fall Splendour," seen here, as well as a second painting, "Day Break," recently were selected for inclusion in the ASAA 2018 International Aerospace Art Exhibition to be held in Palm Springs, California later this year. The planes depicted in both photos belong to the Northwest Flying Inc. in Nestor Falls.

'Go Local' turns five

Madi DeGagne, left, accepted a tray of “Go Local" birthday cupcakes from Natasha Gaudio, economic development co-ordinator with the Rainy River Future Development Corp., on Monday at the Times' office. With the "Go Local" program turning five years old, Gaudio was handing out cupcakes at district businesses Monday and today to mark the special occasion.

Hammer time

Bransen Campbell demonstrated his science project, “Hammer Time," yesterday afternoon during the Grade 7/8 Fort High student science fair. Monika Ruppenstein ("Gender Stereotypes") placed first while Joelle Bruyere ("What's on Your Toothbrush") and Michael Redford ("Mental Agility Using Tetris Ability") placed second and third, respectively.

'Pathways to Healing'

Dr. Andrew Affleck spoke about current management trends for opiate use at the “Substance Awareness and Pathways to Healing” confrence at the Copper River Inn here yesterday. During his presentation, he discussed heroin use in Fort Frances, opioid-related mortality, opioid prescriptions in Ontario, naloxone, methadone, and a variety of related topics.

Lakers action

English River Miners' goalie Michael Lenko kicked a shot aside while defenceman Terix Fischer-Kobes tried to knock Fort Frances Lakers' forward Jack Bernie out of the way during the squad's 2-1 overtime loss in Game 3 of the best-of-five quarter-final playoff series Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

OFSAA gold medalists

The Muskie boys' curling rink capped an excellent season by claiming OFSAA gold with a 6-3 win over Widdifield (North Bay) in the final Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The squad is comprised of skip Chris Silver, left, Daniel Vandenbrand, Jason Bazylewski, Owen Riches, and Ben Olson.

Bridal show

Patti Boileau of the Fort Frances Curling Club, left, and Laurie Moxhan of Cater 2U hosted booths during the annual bridal show hosted by Northwoods Gallery & Gifts here. About two dozen brides had registered for the event, which featured a wide variety of vendors offering just about every wedding service or product.

Browsing books

Dr. Marialisa Woodgate yesterday perused the selection of books at Revco Carpet during its annual fundrasier book sale, which continues today through tomorrow from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. No more book donations are being accepted but the public can drop by the store at 950 Fifth St. W., fill a bag with books, and then make a donation.