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Puck rush

Paiten Kinnear looked to rush the puck down the ice toward the Dryden Eagles' zone during the Muskie girls' hockey team's 5-4 shootout loss there last Thursday night. The black-and-gold will be looking to get back into the win column tonight against the host Kenora Broncos before playing in the annual K-Town Classic tourney there this weekend.

Lakers action

Colton Bodnar and Nick Hahkala of the Fort Frances Lakers looked to keep Red Lake Miners' defenceman Dante Tisi in check during their squad's 5-3 win Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with the win and will be looking to keep things rolling heading into Friday night's game against the Dryden GM Ice Dogs here at 7:30 p.m.

Fleury speaking

Former NHL star Theoren Fleury held a workshop entitled “Reflections on Healing and Trauma, a One-Day Conversation with Theo Fleury” at the Couchiching multi-use facility last Thursday. The workshop aimed to help those dealing with traumatic experiences to open up in a safe, community-like atmosphere so they could begin down the path to healing.

Solemn vigil

Four candles were lit during the candlelight vigil ceremony held Thursday evening at Knox United Church here to mark the annual “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.” Those who attended also lit candles that were distributed at the beginning of the ceremony to show their respect for victims of domestic abuse.

'Co-op Display Day'

Fort High student Samantha Hammond spoke about her placement at the Rainy Lake Family Dental Centre to passers-by during “Co-op Display Day” held yesterday in the school cafeteria. Her project included information on what she learned and education on how to maintain good oral health.

Charity calendars

Nancy Lockman, left, Mary O'Conner, client services co-ordinator for the local Alzheimer Society, Joyce LaFreniere, and Noreen Melville, along with several other volunteers, were busy selling the group's cash calendars at Canadian Tire on Saturday. Anyone who missed out still can buy a calendar at the Fort Frances Times' office until Dec. 20. They cost $20 each.

Tree tags

“Christmas Kindness Pledge" tags have started to appear on the Christmas tree in the Rainy Lake Square. The public can find the tags at participating "Go Local" businesses and fill them out—pledging to do a good deed for someone else this holiday season. "Go Local” staff then will pick them up and hang them on the tree until Christmas.