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FFPC winner

FFPC technical customer service representative Jeremy Nussbaumer presented Christine Byma with an iPhone X yesterday afternoon at the FFPC office here. Byma was one of about 600 participants in the recent customer engagement survey, thereby having her named entered in a draw for the lucrative prize.

Sliding fun

Leslie Anderson had a blast sliding down the side of the overpass Sunday afternoon. With temperatures up to around minus-five C that day, Borderland residents of all ages were eager to get out of the house and get active. In addition to sliding, many folks were out skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. See more photos A5.

Raising awareness

Red Hat member Rose Tetu, left, joined Rainy River Mayor Debbie Ewald, Mary O'Connor, Client Services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, and Red Hat Queen Debbie Wagner yesterday for a flag-raising in Rainy River. January is “Alzheimer Awareness Month” and the local Alzheimer Society has several events planned.

It's a boy

Caleb Pistilli is the New Year's baby for 2018 in Rainy River District. He was born last Tuesday (Jan. 2) at 11:34 a.m. at La Verendrye Hospital to Megan and Mike Pistilli of Fort Frances, weighing in at seven pounds even.

Recipe book

Heather Johnson, left, outreach worker for the Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope, and Betty Fehr of Northwoods Gallery and Gifts showed off a copy of “Food for Thought: Mind, Body & Soul” on Monday at Northwoods.

Sunday sliding

Chase Godin, top left, ended a confident snowboard run down the slopes with a an equally good wipeout Sunday afternoon at the overpass while, above, Ryland Morrison closed his eyes as he approached the bottom of the hill and braced himself for a crash into the soft snow.

Bridge open

The new bridge on Highway 11/71 spanning the creek at the east end of Emo has been completed and is now open. A bailey bridge was in use for several months while crews worked on replacing the culvert underneath it.