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Postcard response

A bulletin board at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre shows many of the postcards “Tween Club" members have received from around the world. The young women have been using the website "Postcrossing” to find penpals and then fill out postcards to send.

New CSO

After three years as the local OPP Community Safety Officer, Cst. Guy Beaudry has passed the torch to Cst. Yenta Davidson. She has been on the force here for nearly 15 years.

Dining area

The dining area at the women's resource centre will be used for “lunch and learn” workshops, as well as a spot to relax, have a coffee or tea, and socialize. The eclectic mix of tables and chairs gives it a quirky and fun yet homey feel.

Meet the MP

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak visited Fort Frances High School on Friday to meet with Grade 10 students. They discussed regional issues that are important to youth, youth involvement in politics, and life as an MP.

Ready to serve

Outreach worker Heather Johnson, seen here behind the counter of the coffee nook area, is eager to open door at the Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope's first women's resource centre.

Lounge area

The lounge area at the women's resource centre has a big, comfy sectional couch perfect for kicking back. Once the centre is open in March, women of all ages and walks of life are urged to drop by when they're downtown.

Buckled in

Cst. Beth Chevalier used a plush dog to demonstrate how to properly strap a child into a car seat yesterday upstairs at the Rainy River District EMS ambulance garage on Scott Street.

Collecting trees

Former volunteer firefighter Dale Gill collected a tree from the curb in the west end of town during the Fort Frances Fire Brigade's annual Christmas tree pick-up Saturday. Teams spent the afternoon collecting the trees, of which there seems to be fewer and fewer each year. The trees then were taken to the wood chipper at Daryl's Custom Landscapes Ltd.

'Thar she blows!'

The town's trackless sidewalk plow cleared a path along King's Highway last week. A dumping of white stuff was followed by some cold days, but there's good news—it will be warming up here. The short-term forecast is calling for the mercury to rise as high as four C (39 F) on Friday before dipping to the minus-four (25) to minus-12 (10) range for the next two weeks.

Driving the lane

Senior Muskie Cole Kowalski looked to drive his way to the hoop during Fort High's 78-69 loss to the visiting Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action Monday afternoon. Kowalski poured in 14 points for the black-and-gold but it wasn't enough as they saw their league record fall to 2-3. The junior squad had much better success, though, routing the Eagles 61-15 to improve to 4-1 in league play.