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Sam Odrowski

Christmas bazaar

Rochelle Duchnicki, left, Sandy McKinnon, and Sally Stewart enjoyed a cup of hot tea at St. Mary's Parish yesterday afternoon for the Catholic Women's League's Christmas tea and bazaar. The perennially-popular event featured mini-draws, prize tables, a silent auction, Christmas table, and a variety of items for sale.

Local MP shares his key priorities

The Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding's recently elected Liberal Member of Parliament, Marcus Powlowski, was in Fort Frances last Friday to hear from local representatives about issues affecting the town.

He met with Fort Frances mayor June Caul and council to discuss their applications for federal infrastructure funding, the current state of the idle mill, and CN rail safety.

Entertaining the veterans

Sgt. Wilson's Airforce Show captivated a crowd of about 100 at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 here Friday. The Netherlands-based group is currently touring across Canada performing the sounds of the 1940s and 50s from musicians such as Doris Day, the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Frankie Laine, Vera Lynn, and more.

A time to reflect

Members of the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets braved the cold during a Remembrance Day Ceremony that was held at the cenotaph in Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) yesterday afternoon. Some attendees travelled long distances to pay their respects at the ceremony, including local MPP Greg Rickford and Treaty #3 Grand Chief Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh.

Wartime songs

Sgt. Wilson's Airforce Show came to the Fort Frances Legion Br. 29 on Friday afternoon where the vintage sounds of the '40s and '50s were performed for around 100 attendees. The show featured music from Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Lane, Vera Lyn, and many other old-time favourites.

Exploring industries

Registered dental hygienists Elizabeth Bobczynski and Angela DeGagne of Fort Frances Tribal Area Health spoke to attendees of the United Native Friendship Centre's career fair about opportunities in dental hygiene yesterday afternoon. The event was meant to provide job seekers with a glimpse at a “day-in-the-life” of various occupations.

Mayor clears up confusion around senior centre issue

Some Sister Kennedy Centre users have been very vocal with their concerns around its potential relocation to the town's recently vacated daycare facility.

But Mayor June Caul told the Times she would like to stress that no decision has yet been made and the topic won't be discussed until the Fort Frances Senior Centre board comes to council with their decision.