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'Pride' poinsettia

Just in time for the holidays, Borderland Pride's “Metal Petals” fundraiser has expanded to include poinsettias handmade by Cindy Judson with recycled metal from Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo. The poinsettias cost $35 (Cdn.) which are available at Betty's along with a selection of other models. Sales of these items will go a long way to funding further Pride festivities in Borderland.

Top senior

Mildred Bedard of Fort Frances posed with her framed certificate last week after being presented with the Sister Kennedy Centre's Senior Citizen of the Year Award for 2017.

Climbing mountain

Haven Labbe, a former Fort Frances resident who now lives in Kenora, climbed Mount Esja in Iceland last month with the added goal of raising money for SPACE Kenora, an LGBTQ2S+ youth and peer support group. After the first attempt was thwarted by snow and high winds, Labbe and her partner completed the climb Nov. 24 and raised just over $500 for the organization.

K9 calendar

Kenora OPP Cst. Jeff Poperechny, a Fort Frances native seen here with his four-legged partner, “Jax," is among OPP K9 handlers from across the province featured in a new 2018 OPP calendar. Cst. Poperechny also is the handler for "Cinch,” a single-purpose ground search-and-rescue dog who searches for missing, lost, or despondent people.

'Log'-rolling fun

Evan Wright, left, and his brother, Grayson, had some fun trying to keep their balance during a “log”-rolling session at the Memorial Sports Centre on Sunday evening. The classes, which run each Sunday at 5 p.m., are led by local instructor Jill Horwath.

Angel tree

Mackenzie McClain, left, and Sophia Black helped Russ Ling hang another “angel” tag on the tree that was put up at Taggs Source for Sports. The trees, which have tags bearing the names of children in need and what they'd like for Christmas, also are up at Walmart and The Bargain Shop here, as well as Tompkins Hardware in Emo.