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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.

Perfect end

The Muskie boys' rink pulled of a rare “eight-ender” during their 11-1 win over Medway HS in just four ends last night at the OFSAA boys' and girls' curling championships at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Spring harbingers

A pair of seagulls braved the chilly temperatures as they perched by the docks at the Sorting Gap Marina here Monday afternoon. Local lore says the seagulls' return heralds three more “snows” until spring arrives for good in Borderland. -Sam Odrowski photo

'Zip-line Challenge'

Brenner Bagacki, above left, and his sister, Hayden Allam, chose just the right Lego pieces to build their creations while, above right, library program director Andrea Avis got ready to put Harper Woolsey and Gabby Bourgeault's structure to the test during the “Lego Zip-Line Challenge” held Thursday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.