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Top citizen

Mary Gavin, Emo’s Senior Citizen of the Year, accepted a certificate from Deputy Mayor Gerd O’Sullivan at a reception in her honour Monday at the Golden Age Manor. Friends, relatives, and members of the community gathered to congratulate her—and share in some cake and ice cream.

Signing up

Excited young girls hoping to be future figure skating stars signed up for the Border Skating Club’s winter programs yesterday evening in the conference room at the Ice for Kids Arena.

Pre-season finale

The Fort Frances Jr. Sabres kept the pressure on here Saturday night as they edged the Dryden Ice Dogs 4-3 in their final game of the pre-season. The black-and-red open their second SIJHL season by hosting the Thunder Bay this Friday (Sept. 19) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.

Good eats

Local air cadets Corbin Bannon, left, and Austin Morrison dug into a pancake breakfast at their own fundraiser Saturday during the annual ‘Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ’ at the Fort Frances Airport. About 230 people turned out for the event, which featured good food, airplanes, helicopters, old cars, motorcycles, and radio-controlled planes.

Safe disposal

Ann Hinton, operations manager of Winnipeg-based CleanHarbors Environmental Services Inc., sorted through paint cans at the Public Works building during the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Day on Saturday, which saw district residents line up along Fifth Street West to drop off everything from oil to turpentine.

Making Terry proud

After a cold, wet morning, the sun managed to shine through Sunday afternoon as Marj Katerick led the crowd in this year’s Terry Fox Run. Katerick was the top fundraiser again this year, hitting her goal of $2,008. In the almost 15 years that she has participated, Katerick alone has raised more than $20,000.

Housing tour

Members of the Rainy River District Social Services Board toured Elizabeth Manor and Lady Frances Place here yesterday evening to see the numerous projects maintenance staff have been working on to refurbish the apartment buildings, including repainting, updating balconies, and replacing carpets, floor tiles, and ceiling tiles.