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Shirley Bell, of Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Emo, Ont., passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at the age of 73.

Shirley was born Aug. 13, 1935 to the late Ronald and Winnifred Ashwood and raised in Toronto, Ont. She settled in Wasaga Beach, Ont., where she raised her family. She moved to Emo, Ont in 1980, where she met her future husband, Nick Bell.

For more than 25 years, Shirley was the Emo crossing guard. Her fondness for gardening and attending the Saturday night Emo Legion dances also will be remembered by all.


After a lengthy illness, Leon Carl Kielczewski, 57, passed away at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 with family by his side.

Leon was born to Paul and Margaret on May 16,1951 in Fort Frances, Ont. He lived most of his life there, but travelled often to Edmonton, Alta. to visit with family and friends.

Leon was an avid outdoorsmen and enjoyed the time he spent with family, friends, and by himself at Kettle Falls and on Rainy Lake.

At the age of 18, Leon enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and served on the USS Okinawa.


Andy Glennen, great outdoorsman, wonderful father and grandfather, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008.

He was born June 27, 1931.

Andy is survived by his sons, Glenn (Monique) and Terry; daughther, Jackie (Vern); and his loving grandchildren, Crystal, Matt, Derek, Kaylee, Brady, and Michelle.

He will be sincerely missed, and will be greatly remembered, by his family and friends.

A celebration of his life was held Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hart Pioneer Centre (6896 Hart Highway).

Hold every member responsible

We can be thankful that the election campaign in Canada is much shorter than that of the United States. But even by our short campaign, the election seems to go on for far too long.

After all the campaigning, accusations, and slights, when Parliament reconvenes, it will be much the same as the Parliament that ended. Perhaps after three elections with no clear-cut winner, it is time for all politicians to put the knives away and begin working for Canadians.

After all, that is what we sent them to Ottawa to do.

‘Go green’ for the sake of the planet

By Marie Snider

About 20-25 years ago when the “green” movement was young, I took a short leave from work to research how our family could live more environmentally-friendly.

At that time, we had been advised that coloured toilet paper was bad for the environment. Though disappointed, most of us gave up our co-ordinated bathrooms.

We all did a little recycling, but the environmental movement as such hadn’t taken off.

Don’t let squirrels eat your bulbs

By Melanie Mathieson The Gardening Guru

This is the time of year when many gardeners are out planting spring flowering bulbs.

Let’s face it, planting bulbs is a time-consuming job that involves a fair degree of effort and nothing is more frustrating than watching your local squirrel population digging around, undoing your hard work, and running off with their cheeks stuffed full of tulip bulbs!