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Tourney champs

Pinewood Blades’ forward Joedy Morrisseau carried the puck during yesterday’s final of the Bantam girls’ hockey tournament here. The local squad captured its third-straight tourney title with a narrow 3-2 victory over the Kenora Barbarians while the Thunder Bay Tigers blanked the local Energy Fitness Wild 1-0 in the bronze-medal game.

Make ’em smile

Helping customers beat the winter “blahs,” Skylar Odahl and Chris McKinnon donned red noses this morning for M&M Meat Shops’ 18th-annual Red Nose Day. Staff at more than 465 M&M Meat Shops locations across Canada, including here in Fort Frances, are wearing red noses today to entertain customers.

Talking conservation

Lori Cain, cost and regulatory analyst for the Fort Frances Power Corp., spoke with Richard Boileau of McTaggarts about the benefits of the “Power Savings Blitz” program yesterday evening during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours” upstairs at La Place Rendez-Vous. About 30 local businesses have signed up so far.

Bonspiel fiesta

Nicole Blakeney (left) and Kari Brigham hammed it up during the annual ladies’ bonspiel in Rainy River on the weekend. The theme this year was “Mexican Fiesta,” with 10 teams participating in a fun-filled weekend.

Recipes wanted

Chief librarian Margaret Sedgewick held up the box where people can drop off their favourite recipes at the Fort Frances Public Library. Organized by the “Friends of the Library,” these recipes will be typed up and compiled into a cookbook, then sold as a fundraising effort. In related news, the “Friends” will be hosting their annual bake sale and cookie walk next Friday (Feb.

Fireplace display

Visitors to Northland Distributing’s open house this coming Saturday (Feb. 7) will get to check out the many fireplace displays like this one in the newly-renovated showroom. The International Falls business has continued to grow and expand, with a football field-sized warehouse now in the works.

First-time skier

It may have been her first time ever cross-country skiing but Kathryn Fischer was having a great time during the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club’s Family Ski Day on Saturday at the Rocky Inlet trails. The club also will be hosting its second-annual candlelight ski this Saturday (Feb. 7) starting at 6:30 p.m.

Medical school retreat

Marc Blayney, associate dean of community engagement for the Northern Ontario Medical School, gave a brief overview of the history of the school, as well as how it is run, to those on hand for a dinner yesterday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous. Other speakers included Dr. Roger Strasser, founding dean of the school, Wayne Woods, CEO of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc., Dr.

Book launch

Retired English teacher Frank Maraj signed his newly-released book for Jesse Ranville, who was one of the many people lining up last Wednesday for a copy. Entitled “Snapshots,” the book is a collection of stories from Maraj’s youth in Trinidad, which students became acquainted with over his years of teaching.

Fun with postcards

Katelyn Bruyere and Rachel Anderson got creative by adding their own twist to a postcard at the Fort Frances Museum during Friday’s PA Day off school. The children on hand participated in activities and crafts centered around stamps and letters.