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Sealed deal

Michelle Pruitt of Kansas City, Mo signed the documents for a five-year exclusive marketing and distribution deal with district furniture company Kish Gon Dug Canada during a ceremony last Friday at Naicatchewenin First Nation as Tony Marinaro, director of operations for Kish Gon Dug Canada, looked on. —Duane Hicks photo

Watch and learn

Volunteer firefighter Bob Whitburn, far right, of the Fort Frances Fire Dept. demonstrated how to use a common fire extinguisher to put a burning pool of a mix of gasoline and diesel fuel Saturday in the parking lot at Canadian Tire. Firefighters, with a little help from mascot Sparky, were there to kick off “Fire Prevention Week” (Oct.

Stone soup?

Maddi Bruyere, Grade 2, Fawn Perrault, Grade 3, and Kevin Metke, Grade 3, all lent a hand yesterday cutting carrots and celery and peeling potatoes in preparation for Huffman School’s Thanksgiving Feast, held this afternoon.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Felled giant

A 75-foot white spruce fell on Bob Gadd’s house in Crozier yesterday, knocked over by high winds. He’s still waiting for the damage to be assessed, but the huge tree has at least caused a leak in his roof. Two other towering spruces in his yard were also felled by the elements yesterday.

For a good cause

Over 40 participants walked, ran, rode bikes and in-line skated over the starting line at the Sorting Gap Marina Sunday afternoon during the local CIBC’s “Run for the Cure,” a fundraiser in the fight against breast cancer. They went to Pither’s Point and back.

Muskie pride

Hundreds of Fort High students showed their Muskie spirit during the annual Homecoming pep rally on Friday. It proved to help as the black-and-gold beat the Dryden Eagles 11-0 later that afternoon to give them their first victory of the season and put them in the playoff hunt.

—Emmanuel Moutsatsos photo


Todd Morrison, nine, and Taylor Windego, 12, both of Mine Centre Public School, played a recreational game of chess after the district tournament at Crossroads School on Thursday.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Fire education

Firefighter Rod Davis, left, and fire safety mascot, Sparky, of the Fort Frances Fire Department showed the preschool and toddler groups at the Fort Frances Day Care Monday morning how an oxygen mask works. Firefighters will be out to elementary schools all next week to talk safety for Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14).

Coming through

Eagles defender Daniel Cortens, above, couldn’t bring down Steve Boileau, who took a punt return down the sidelines during Friday afternoon’s 11-0 victory. —Emmanuel Moutsatsos photo


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