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Tight Defence

Jeff Gustafson (#41) of the Muskie junior boys’ basketball team showed relentless defence in helping the black-and-gold capture NorWOSSA gold thanks to a 43-40 win over the Kenora Broncos in the league final here Friday.

Defib demo

Local EMS supervisor Ed Carson demostrated how Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can be used alongside CPR to provide emergency care should someone go into cardiac arrest.

Puppet show

Heather Bishop Taylor, of the Maritime Marionettes, made a goose come to life during yesterday evening’s performance of “The Lonely Leprechaun” at the Townshend Theatre. Brought to town by the local “Kids and Co.” entertainment series, the show took audience members on a quest to find out where all the leprechauns have disappeared to—and also learn about global warming.

Pancake delivery

Students at St. Michael’s School lined up for a second helping of delicious pancakes cooked up by staff and volunteers during Shrove Tuesday celebrations there this morning. Several local churches are hosting pancake suppers this evening to mark the day before Lent starts.

Visiting author

Award-winning First Nations’ author Larry Loyie, alongside his partner writer and editor, Constance Brissenden, paid a visit yesterday to J.W. Walker School here to speak with students about writing, as well as the four books he has written. Hailing from Alberta, but with ties to Fort Frances, Loyie is spending the week visiting area schools.

Silver finish

Muskie Chelsea Hill smashed through a Dryden Eagles’ block during the NorWOSSA final of the junior girls’ volleyball division Friday at Fort High. Despite Hill’s efforts, the black-and-gold fell in straight sets by scores of 25-17, 25-9, and 25-17.

NorWOSSA basketball

Muskie Justin Anderson looked for an open man with several Kenora Broncos in his face during Fort High’s 56-46 victory in the NorWOSSA senior boys’ basketball final here Friday night. The black-and-gold now advance to the NWOSSAA final against either Westgate or Churchill (Thunder Bay).

Regular-season finale

Muskie Cody McCool corralled a puck behind his net with Devin Parks of the Red Lake Rams in close pursuit during Fort High’s 4-1 win on Saturday at the Emo Arena. The Muskies had dumped the Rams 13-4 in Friday night’s game here, and now will host the Kenora Broncos in the opening round of the playoffs beginning this Thursday (Feb. 26) at 7:45 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.

On the brooms

Sally Stewart (front) and Nicole Turcotte of Elaine Sande’s team swept a rock into the house during a 7-5 loss to Jodi Judd’s rink in the final of the annual ladies’ bonspiel yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Kris Sinclair beat Tammy Lamb 8-5 in the ‘B’ final while Mary-Beth Tkachuk blanked Judy LaBelle 6-0 in the ‘C’ final.

Family literacy

SK student Emma Mainville and her mom, Jessica, read and listened to a story together yesterday evening during Family Literacy Night at St. Michael’s School. The event offered literacy-based activities, such as word Bingo, buddy reading, computers, listening centres, and a Smart Board presentation in an effort to engage parents in supporting their children with literacy skills at home.