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Defirilator donation

Darryl Skinner, Rosanne DeGagné, and Karen Kuitunen from the local Wal-Mart were at Fort Frances High School yesterday to present a cheque for $3,000 to students and staff members to go towards installing a second Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) at the school. The money was raised through the hard work of Wal-Mart’s local charity committee and Wal-Mart grants.

Back in action

The Sabres’ Riley Ferster got a shot off despite being tripped during the third period of his team’s tilt with the visiting Wisconsin Mustangs at Ice for Kids Arena last night. The Sabres broke the ice on their exhibition schedule with a lopsided 9-3 victory.

Training hard

The Fort Frances Muskies’ football squad went through some running drills at Muskie Field on Monday. The team will continue preparations this week heading into Friday’s season opener at Garden City Collegiate in Winnipeg.

Filling the honey pot

People were lined up last Saturday at Clover Valley Farmers’ Market during bulk honey day to have their containers filled by Rick Neilson from Seven Bends Honey Farm. This week at the market is “Back to School Week” with delicious supplies of fresh vegetables and tasty treats for students.

Arthritis Month

Fort Frances’ representative for the Arthritis Society, Marie Grennier, left, was on hand with her daughter, Peggy Bruyere ,and Mayor Roy Avis for a flag raising at the Civic Centre on Friday to mark the beginning of Arthritis Awareness Month. Volunteers will be canvassing locally this month to raise money for the society.

St. Michael's Student

Brian Yerxa held up his daughter, Emma, as she spotted her apple in the basket this morning at St. Michael’s School. Emma will be attending kindergarten in Angela Mitchelson’s class. Today was the first day of school for children across Rainy River


Long putt

Greg Ward admired his long putt during the final round of the Heron Landing Men’s Open on Sunday. Ward finished second with a two-day score of 152, while Dave Bruyere took the title with a 149.

Flapjack stack

Marie Grennier and her husband, Buzz, dug into some delicious pancakes Saturday morning at the annual free pancake breakfast hosted by NDP leader and local MPP Howard Hampton.

New mural in town

Artist Burton Penner of Vermilion Bay put the finishing touches on his mural that was installed Friday on Scott Street. The mural, which is placed on the outside wall of Nirvana within the museum courtyard depicts Rainy River as the original “Great Canadian Main Street” for the traders, settlers, and aboriginal people in the days where canoes were the main source of transportation.

Family fun

Jaycee Bump dove into a slice of watermelon at the United Native Friendship Centre’s “Family Fun Day” which was held out at Kiwanis Sunny Cove Camp yesterday afternoon. The day was aimed at family support programs, such as Li’l Eagles, pre-natal care, and Healthy Babies.