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2019 Images

Cover story

Cheryl Behan, left, and Debbie Ballard proudly showed off the November/December 2019 issue of Rug Hooking which sports a photograph of one of Behan's impressive rug hooking pieces. Ballard wrote a feature on Behan for the magazine, focusing on Behan's creative use of colour in her work. The article also features a half-dozen photographs of her colourful rug hooking pieces.

Sex assault space

One of the accompanying rooms in the new sexual assault and patient care area at La Verendrye General Hospital shows the amenities and comfort items that will be available to anyone who needs them as they make use of the space, including the people who are there to support them.

-Ken Kellar photo

MNR SP100 field

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry staff and students from Fort Frances High School posed together for a photo in front of one of the ministry's helicopters as they participated in an outdoor field session for the SP100 course earlier this fall.

Chopped food

FFHS teacher Sarah Arpin held up a tray of chopped veggies during the OSSTF Status of Women's meal prep workshop last Wednesday. Members of the local OSSTF, CUPE and ETFO unions were invited to take part in the workshop that focused on creating quick and healthy meals for busy professional women.

Salvation Army campaign

Walmart Fort Frances store manager Cheri Dyck helped Salvation Army Corps Officer Arthur Heathcote and Danny Smith kick off the Salvation Army's annual Christmas Kettle campaign at Walmart on Friday afternoon. To volunteer to ring the bells this holiday season, call 274-3871. -Ken Kellar photo

Sex assault space opening

Riverside Health Care president and CEO Ted Scholten, left, nurse manager Lori Green, Riverside Community Counselling Services' community family violence counsellor Jacquee Loerzel, Riverside Health Care executive vice-president Henry Gauthier, and director of inpatient and emergency services Julie Cousineau performed the official ribbon cutting for Riverside Community Counselling Services's ne

Cutting food

Kendall Richardson, left, Nadine Johnson and Sherree Denby worked on spiralizing some vegetables as a part of the OSSTF Status of Women meal prep workshop held at Fort Frances High School last Wednesday. Those attending the workshop learned five dinner and three breakfast recipes to be able to make and take on the go.


Shawne Crowe, left, and Ann Cox helped sell 50/50 tickets during the Christmas tea and bazaar that was hosted by the Catholic Women's League at St. Mary's Parish on Sunday. There was also a cookie draw and vendors who sold handmade crafts, stained glass, wreaths, and Christmas decor.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Geneaology helpers

Jim Curtis and his wife, Erin, have been offering genealogy services at the Fort Frances Public Library for close to a year now. Anyone in the district can book a session with them for free to trace their family roots using online resources. Many who utilize the services are surprised at what they learn about their family tree.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Christmas table

Suzanne Chiasson, left, and Johanna Strahl sold holiday-themed items from the Christmas table during the popular Christmas tea and bazaar that was held at St. Mary's Parish on Sunday. The event was hosted by the Catholic Women's League and around 100 people attended.

-Sam Odrowski photo