Tiffany Whalen, left, and Shanna Ewald, two peer leaders with the local Youth Action Alliance, showed off their new anti-smoking display at Fort France High School yesterday. The students made a large cross-section of a cigarette filled with shredded paper, colour-coded with a list of chemicals—some toxic—found in cigarettes.—Melanie Béchard photo
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Major-General Stanley, played by Ross Kircher, found himself in a pretty precarious position as pirates threatened his life in Fort Frances High School’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance.” The show opened Wednesday night and ran until Saturday, with the final two shows being sold out. —Melanie Béchard photo
The Fort Frances Choraliers, under the direction of Diane Maxey, celebrated Easter in song Sunday afternoon before a full house at St. Mary’s Church. The program, narrated by Darren Ward, consisted of two parts—“The Offer Still Stands” and “Amazing Grace.” A second performance will be held Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
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Luc Desserre, left, and Gregory Fehr make up part of the brass section in the Our Lady of the Way School band, which started up this year under the direction of principal Brendan Hyatt. The band is progressing very well and is slated to participate in the annual Festival of the Performing Arts on April 19. —Ken Johnston photo
Volunteer Sharlene Radbourne read a story with JK student Ayla Whitecrow during the first session of the relaunched “Folklore” program at F.H. Huffman School here Tuesday morning. The program brings volunteers from the community into the school to read to kindergarten students for an hour once a week. —Melanie Béchard photo
The junior skaters portrayed cheerleaders during the Border Skating Club’s performance of “High School Musical” on Saturday. The show also ran Sunday afternoon at the Ice for Kids Arena. —Heather Ogilvie photo
Scaffolding has been erected around the CIBC as a safeguard against falling debris. In the past week, small pieces of the building’s facade have fallen off at the northeast and northwest corners. Repairs will be done on the building, which is well over 100 years old, in the future. —Duane Hicks photo
The Border Skating Club’s CanSkate “A” figure skaters were ready for school as they performed in the ice show “High School Musical” on Saturday evening at the Ice for Kids arena. The show, featuring special guest skater Chris Mabee, also ran yesterday afternoon. —Heather Ogilvie photo
Beta Sigma Phi members Jana Riches, left, and Arlene Georgeson cut bunches of daffodils at Knox United Church last night in preparation for its annual “Daffodil Day”—a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Kenneth Kellar, left, the “Pirate King,” Melissa Friessen (“Ruth”), and Trevor Barker (“Frederic”) gave solid performances during last night’s opening of “The Pirates of Penzance” at the Townshend Theatre. The Fort High production runs until Saturday, with tickets available in advance at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts for $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.