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Academic achievement

The top 2018/2019 Fort Frances High School students for Grades 9-11 were all smiles when they recently had their photo taken with FFHS principal, Jennifer Leishman. Pictured here are Corbin Riches (Grade 9), Aurora Hutton (Grade 10), and Kaylen Cunningham (Grade 11).

Christmas parade award

Steve Gushulak, left, of Fort Frances General Supply presented Christine Cridland and Flint House manager Stacey Cridland with the award for the “Biggest Tree” for their float in the Christmas parade here on Saturday. According to parade organizers, this year's event had the highest number of participants in recent years, with plans to make the parade even bigger next year.

CICE Caf Co

The Caf Co. manager Heather Calder, left, CICE students Andrew Yerxa, Carrie Jolicoeur and Jacob Vandermeer, and NCDS executive director Nicke Paddock showed off the smoothies the students made as part of a collaboration between the two groups.

Teachers' strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation and the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario were on the picket line yesterday for a one-day protest. The unions say this walkout could be the first of many if the government doesn't change course in contract talks. Around 60,000 teachers, education workers and professional staff went on strike across the province.

U15 champions

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's U15 Leafs had a weekend to remember as they went a perfect 3-0 en route to claiming the title at the Cake Eater Classic tournament held in Edina, Mn. The Atom Leafs also went a perfect 3-0 to claim gold in their division.

Skater smile

Addalyn Seguin was all smiles as she posed with her Silver Achievement award for the Stage 4 CanSkate Element event at the Winnipeg 2019 Super Skate Competition that was held back on Nov. 22-24.

Skating award

Jordyn Seguin of the Northern Lights School of Skating was able to nab a first-place finish in the STAR 4 Free Skate event at the Winnipeg 2019 Super Skate Competition held back on Nov. 22-24.