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They're back!

Seagulls have returned to the Borderland area, including this one spotted on the docks at the Sorting Gap Marina yesterday afternoon. Local lore says three more “snows” will follow the gulls' return before spring arrives for good here.

'Go Muskies!'

The Bargain Shop has decorated its windows in support of the Muskie curlers competing in the OFSAA boys' and girls' championships set for this week at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The action runs tomorrow through Saturday.

Lego challenge

The team of Zeila Dal, left, Harper Woolsey, and Gabby Bourgeault worked together to build Lego structures on Thursday during the “Lego Zip-Line Challenge” at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Kids were challenged to build their own Lego structure and then run it down a zip-line, with judging for speed, safety, and style.

Curling practice

Muskie girls' curler Ashley Payne had the utmost concentration as she prepared to release a shot during practice Friday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Members of both the girls' and boys' rinks were hard at work as they prepare to host the OFSAA championships being held tomorrow through Saturday.


Special Care Unit activity worker Liz Logue toasted Rainycrest resident Jan Hall on Friday afternoon during a St. Patrick's Day party organized by the Rainycrest Auxiliary. Residents were treated to some festive songs courtesy of Gerry and Jackie Guimond, Diane Maxey, and June Caul.

Heading off

Members of the Muskie girls' hockey team posed for a photo beside the bus parked at the Memorial Sports Centre this morning as they prepared to make the trip to Timmins for the OFSAA girls' 'A/AA' hockey championships that run this Wednesday through Friday. The black-and-gold are seeded third for the 16-team tournament.

Fairy lanterns

Dahlia Kaun worked away at her fairy lantern craft yesterday during a March Break activity hosted by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Library staffer Andrea Avis helped the participating children create shapes to decorate their lanterns by using the library's new Circuit Maker.

Making blanket

Mason Hebert made a beautifully-decorated blanket with the help of his grandmother, Debbie Hebert, during a March Break workshop held Wednesday at the Sunset Country Métis Hall here. Snacks and refreshments also were provided.

Curling van

The OFSAA boys' and girls' curling championships, slated to run here March 20-24, already is getting some buzz within the community, as witnessed by this van prominently displaying Muskie curling decals on it just out front of West End Motors on King's Highway.


Tenley Barnard was among the Fort Frances Nursery School children and their families who enjoyed a great day of ice-fishing on Rainy Lake last Wednesday (March 7). The sun was shining and we were able to catch a few fish for the children to admire.