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Growth plan input

Dick Trivers commented on the need for agricultural innovation centres in Northern Ontario, as local Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry officer Jane Gillon looked on, during a videoconference on the proposed Growth Plan for Northern Ontario yesterday evening at the Contact North site here.

Seniors’ expo

John Pohanka got some advice from RN Marilyn Erwin, with the Riverside stroke prevention clinic, on Saturday morning during the fourth-annual Seniors’ Lifestyles Expo at Fort Frances High School. The event, organized by the local seniors’ coalition, attracted about 80 people.

Face-painting fun

Edward Horton had his face painted by Kristina Wolff—one of the many activities for children during a Christmas bazaar hosted by the Catholic Women’s League yesterday afternoon at St. Mary’s Church. The event featured tables filled with handmade crafts, Christmas items, and baked goods, as well as tea and treats for all who attended.

Chocolate baking

Jessica Ogden, left, and Jennifer Burns of Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Upsilon manned the table filled with goodies Saturday during their tea and “Chocolate Everything” bake sale. The event, which also featured a penny table and silent auction, raised money to purchase children’s supplies for the Fort Frances Community Clinic.

Christmas decorating

Taking advantage of the mild weather this week, Fort Frances Power Corp. electrical apprentice Chris Faragher put up a Christmas decoration on a lamp post on the 300 block of Scott Street. The FFPC once again is helping the Downtown BIA put up their decorations this year—well in advance of Causeway Insurance’s “Parade of Lights” on Nov. 28.

Songs and stories

The audience at last night’s “tour de Fort” concert here were treated to three times the talent as accomplished artists Katherine Wheatley (pictured above), Wendell Ferguson, and Suzie Vinnick took the stage at the Townshend Theatre. The trio performed songs, and also shared stories and jokes.

Town hall talk

Local MP John Rafferty discussed pension reform with local resident Randy DeGagne during yesterday evening’s town hall meeting held at La Place Rendez-Vous. While few were on hand, discussion ranged from the state of AbitibiBowater and pensions to the upcoming move by the province to implement a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Honouring veterans

The Eagle staff and flagbearers—E.J. Smith, Dan Yerxa, Elmer Mainville, and Louis Councillor—made their way around the circle during a pow-wow in honour of veterans yesterday afternoon at the Couchiching multi-use facility, sponsored by the United Native Friendship Centre, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and Couchiching First Nation.