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Loppet skier

Megan Ross was all smiles as she came to the end of her race during the first-annual Rainy Lake Loppet on Sunday that was hosted by the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club at its Rocky Inlet trails and drew 20 skiers aged four-50+. Ross clocked in with a time of 17:31 to finish atop the 5K skate race.

Drawing a winner

Cathy Tysz of NCDS drew the February “Trip of the Month” draw winner while Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on this morning at International Travel Services here. Lori McKay of Fort Frances will be going on an eastern Caribbean cruise—a trip valued at $4,000. Next month's trip is to Puerto Vallarta ($3,600).

Defending pass

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Dustin Roitelman looked to block this pass attempt by the Thunder Bay North Stars during the second period of the squad's 6-2 loss Tuesday night during the SIJHL's annual “Showcase” held at the Ice For Kids Arena. Roitelman notched an assist in a losing cause. —­Jamie Mountain photo

Scoring chance

Noah Loveday of the Fort Frances Lakers looked to fire a shot past Dryden GM Ice Dogs' goalie Landon Pavlisin during last night's 4-3 shootout loss at the SIJHL's annual “Showcase” held at the Ice For Kids Arena. Fort Frances lost both of its games at the event, which saw all six SIJHL teams play two games apiece over the two days in front of junior, college, and pro scouts.

Metis dancing

An event dubbed “Paddle into the New Year,” presented by the Sunset Country Métis Council and the Métis Nation of Ontario Healing and Wellness Branch, was held Saturday afternoon at the Sunset Country Métis Hall here.

Presented sword

“DuffleBag Theatre" troupe member Meghan Brown presented a sword to audience member Bill Caldwell, who played the lead role, "d'Artagnan," during the performance of "The Three Musketeers" on Monday evening at the Townshend Theatre. Meanwhile, below, Fort Frances native and now troupe member R.J.

Clothing donation

Jeanette Easton dropped off some gently-used women's business attire at Curvy Chick on Saturday as part of the “Dress for Work” clothing drive. Owner Jennifer Horton said the store was busy with donations on Saturday, although she also received drop-offs during the week leading up to it. Horton will be providing the donated clothes to women in need as a free service starting this spring.

Rickford visit

Greg Rickford, the Progressive Conservative candidate for Kenora-Rainy River in the upcoming provincial election, addressed supporters yesterday evening at the Flint House here during a meet-and-greet organized by the local riding association.