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7 Gens construction

Construction of the new Seven Generations Education Institute building along Highway 11 near Nanicost is coming along, with completion slated for the end of 2018 or early 2019. The site is meant to provide a “campus feel” and connect all the Seven Generations hubs through offering all its programs here under one roof.

'Happy birthday, Blair!'

Blair Anderson relived that one time in 1975 when he was “Fort Frances' Most Eligible Bachelor” during his 70th birthday party this morning at Betty's on Scott Street. The store's staff went all out to plan a surprise party for Anderson, who saw no shortage of family and friends stop by to wish him well, share memories from the good old days, as well as enjoy coffee and birthday cake.

School carnival

This youngster obviously figured he could pull on the rope better facing the other way as J.W Walker students participated in an array of outdoor activities during their annual winter carnival held Thursday, including tug-of-war, sled-pulling competitions, and obstacle races.

Shot on goal

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Ian Tookenay did his best to fire one past the defence—and English River Miners' goalie Michael Lenko—during his squad's 4-2 loss yesterday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena that extended the team's current skid to four-straight games.

Coach chat

Muskie girls' hockey team assistant coach Tressa Galusha was all smiles at practice Friday afternoon as she gave the squad some instructions. The black-and-gold are hard at work trying to keep in shape ahead of the all-Ontarios that run March 21-23 in Timmins.

Helping the cause

Students and staff enjoyed a pizza lunch for a good cause Friday at Fort Frances High School. Along with a raffle, pizza lunches were held Thursday and Friday to raise money for FFHS student Chase Copenace, diagnosed with a terminal stage 4 gliosarcoma brain tumour, so he can do some things he's always wanted to do.

Smothering puck

Muskie goalie Darian Klem smothered the puck while Sioux Lookout Warriors' forwards Cortez Favot and Ben Lavoie lurked looking for any rebound that may be there during Fort High's 4-3 double-overtime loss in the third-and-deciding game of the NorWOSSA boys' hockey final Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Community engagement

Laura Gosse is the new community engagement co-ordinator at the Fort Frances Museum. Over the next year, she mainly will be focusing on working with local First Nations' residents to see how they would like their history told. The Red Deer, Alta. native is urging the public to drop by the museum and meet her.

Fundraiser bake sale

Grade 3 student Delcie Ivanovich bought some treats Tuesday during a fundraiser bake sale put on by Rae-Ann Wood's Grade 2 class at St. Michael's School. The class sold baked goods they had made on Monday, as well as goodies contributed by school staff.